Have you ever had one of those days when you thread your needle on the first try, your side seams match perfectly and you have just enough bobbin thread to sew your final seam? The University of Fashion has had one of those weeks! Take a look at the three reasons last week was as exciting as setting a sleeve without a single pucker of fabric. Read More
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In an earlier post on Finding Your Sketching Voice, we discussed the importance of developing your sketching style as a means of communication and in a way that is representative of your brand and of your clients. This week, we launch Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 2 in which we continue to explore how you can make your fashion illustrations “speak” for you. Read More
From Rihanna’s River Island collection to Helmut Lang to Lanvin, front twist draping is a detail that adds interest and dimension to skirts, shirts and every garment in between.
The University of Fashion’s online video lessons are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all year round. However, we can not help but get excited as many of our students are heading back to universities and high schools where the University of Fashion is currently available as a resource.
The University of Fashion was founded on the principles of Slow Fashion, and while recently exhibiting at the American Libraries Association conference in Las Vegas, U of F founder Francesca Sterlacci learned just how aligned the University of Fashion’s founding philosophy is with the growing Maker Movement in public libraries across the U.S. Read More
Saint Laurent, Rodarte and Christopher Kane are just a few design houses that make good use of the design details (as seen above) we are featuring this week in our newest Fashion Art videos. In our latest round of illustration videos with Roberto Calasanz, we show you how to map and shade Side Pleats, Ruffle Pleats and Smocking. Coincidentally, we found all three of these design details in Karen Walker’s 2015 Resort collection. The following examples illustrate how learning Fashion Art skills with the University of Fashion’s videos can be translated into unique designs. Read More
Happy 1st birthday to the University of Fashion! The U of F turned one on July 4th, and we would like to take this opportunity to look back on our first year as your online destination for fashion design instruction. With 20,000 subscribers over the past year alone, we are as excited to look back as we are forward. We are so grateful for you, our subscribers, as well as our talented teachers who have so generously shared their skills and knowledge following the mission of keeping the art and craft of fashion design alive! Read More
Popping up on recent runways and sure to be a staple for Fall 2014, ruffles and pleats are having quite a fashion moment. Just in trend-driven time, the University of Fashion brings you a new series of Fashion Art videos dedicated to drawing design details. In the first of our new Fashion Art videos, we show you how to illustrate a Cascade Neck Ruffle, a Cascade Skirt Ruffle, Accordion Pleats and a Draped Pannier-Cowl.
Ever wonder how Missoni achieves an immaculate fit in knit? Do you stand in front of the knit fabric section in Mood wondering what makes a jersey knit different from a rib knit? Do you shy away from designing with knit fabrics because you have questions about stretch, weight and the content of knit fabric? We have answers to these and many other knit-related questions in our newest video series dedicated to working with knit fabrics. Read More