What an exciting week at the University of Fashion – we have been in the studio filming new lessons based on the skills and information you need to succeed in the fashion industry. As students, we know you can benefit from refresher videos currently offered by the University of Fashion, such as How to Drape a Bustier/Bodice, How to Sew a Fly Front Zipper or How to Render Leather – however, we are thrilled to introduce you to several new instructors and videos coming your way soon!
Roberto Calasanz (pictured above -right) returns to the University of Fashion for the second time sharing his knowledge on drawing details like ruffles, pleats and collars as well as demonstrating how to find your “sketching voice” or style. To the left, meet Marcie Cooperman, Parsons instructor and author of Color: How to Use It. Ms. Cooperman will bring you lessons on color theory and outline the importance of color in fashion.
Many of our students ask, “What should I include in my fashion portfolio when applying to design schools?” Designer Lauren Zodel will give you tips and tricks on how to create a fashion portfolio that is sure to impress the schools of your choice.
Emerging designers need to know How to Create a Tech Pack, How to Spec a Garment and How to Create a Flat Drawing – you can watch these instructional videos as soon as you finish reading this blog post. We also know you need to know how to build a cohesive collection that represents your brand. Carmen Marc Valvo will share his advice on “How a Designer Designs a Collection.”
FIT professor Herb Frichner will discuss “Fashion Marketing in the 21st Century” – an essential tool for any designer, while designer Kathlin Argiro is filming a three part series on “Fashion Designer Start-up 101.” Yours truly will once again be on camera as I share my successes and challenges in the fashion industry during Part 1 of “FashionSpeak – Designer Series.” From learning how to thread a sewing machine to selling ties on the streets of New York City to Fashion Star, I will share each step of my journey and hopefully inspire and motive you as you make your way in the world of fashion.
At U of F, we are dedicated to bringing the best of the best fashion design instructors from around the country into your living room, dorm room and soon, libraries. So grab a latte, get comfortable and start exploring what the University of Fashion has to offer YOU. Choose your starting point and begin to Master Design One Step At A Time. And as always, please email me with your suggestions for new lessons, blog posts and/or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next week! -K
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