LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS – UNIVERSITY OF FASHION STYLE

 

UoF once-yearly subscription sale ends 12.31.23

 

If you’re like thousands of last-minuters…then, have we got some unique holiday gift solutions for YOU!

Whether you celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Christmas (or Festivas), we’ve all experienced the conundrum of either forgetting someone on our gift list OR worse yet, someone has gifted you and now you have to hustle, last minute, to come up with a gift that doesn’t ‘look’ last minute. University of Fashion to the rescue. We’ve got UoF subscription options and some of the best books that any fashionista would positively drool over.


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Hurry, our once-a-year sale ends December 31, 2023

Get a yearly subscription for $149, that’s $40 off our regular price of $189. Use promo code: BEST

Or, get a monthly for $10 (first month only), was $19.95 monthly (recurring billing). Use promo code: BETTER

The best way to create a gift subscription for someone is to buy the subscription for yourself and then simply give the other person your subscription’s login credentials.

Here’s the process in more detail:

1. Go to our “Sign-up” page at https://www.universityoffashion.com/sign-up/, then click “Order Now” under either our “Monthly” or “Yearly” subscription options.

2. Fill out the order form using your own email address, name and address. However, when the form asks you to choose a username, choose a username that would be appropriate for your gift recipient. For example, if you’re giving the subscription to someone named, Sally Jones, create a username like “sjones”.  Use your credit card or PayPal to pay for the subscription.

3. Now for the fun part! Give your gift recipient the username and password you used to set up their gift subscription and tell them to login. They can easily change their new account’s name, email address and/or password by logging in and clicking “Edit Profile”.

 

Give the Gift of UoF Books that Compliment our Videos

University of Fashion beginner book covers- draping, pattern making and sewing

University of Fashion’s step-by-step Beginner Techniques: Sewing, Draping and Pattern Making

Our 3- part book series is the perfect gift for anyone interested in learning how to become a fashion designer. Techniques for Beginners: Sewing, Techniques for Beginners: Draping and Techniques for Beginners: Pattern Making are all step-by-step, frame-by-frame, compliments to our video lessons. Each book contains additional industry tips & tricks and tons of historical information. Our inspirational fashion runway images reinforce techniques used in the industry and at the best fashion colleges.

Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry book

Every fashionista MUST know their fashion history and the best way to learn it is by studying the Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry, Second Edition, co-written by University of Fashion founder, Francesca Sterlacci. Not only does the book cover the historical evolution of fashion, as well as the events, innovations and people that helped shape the fashion industry today, but also covers the vast number of careers within the field. This book is the A-Z of the fashion industry and is a valuable resource for the budding fashionista OR that ‘fashion curious’ person in your life. Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry, Second Edition is available in hardcover and on Kindle.

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Leather Fashion Design, written by our founder Francesca Sterlacci

Leather Fashion Design is a practical introduction for students explaining how to make garments from leather, suede, and similar materials. It covers everything from what to look for in choosing a skin to work with, through pattern-making, sewing techniques, and finishing. The final chapter includes working with “leather-like” materials including Ultrasuede and faux patent leather. This book is a nice compliment to our video lessons, Leather: From Tanning to Types,  Faux Leather, Suede & Patent Leather Sewing Tips, Leather Sewing Techniques, and our series on planning a leather jacket, from Leather Sorting & Cutting, Interfacing & Stabilizing Leather Seams to our 4-part lessons on how to sew the jacket.

Click the links on the book titles above to the Amazon pages where the books can be purchased.

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Francesca Sterlacci is the CEO of University of Fashion (UoF) which she founded in 2008 as the first on-demand online fashion video library bringing the art and craft of fashion design and business to schools, libraries, organizations and the general public. As owner of her eponymous label for ten years, her collection sold in fine stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Barneys and Nordstrom. As a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology for 11 years, she became Chair of the Fashion Design Department where she initiated the complete revision of their AAS and BFA degree programs, as well as wrote three certificate programs: Leather Fashion Design, Outerwear and Haute Couture. Francesca has also taught graduate level fashion design at the Academy of Art University San Francisco for six years, both on site and online. Her publishing accomplishments include: Leather Apparel Design, the Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry (First and Second Editions), the A-Z of the Fashion Industry, Leather Fashion Design and a 3-volume beginner series on Draping, Pattern Making and Sewing designed to complement the UoF lessons. She has also made literary contributions to both the Encyclopedia of Clothing & Fashion and You Can Do It! The Merit Badge Handbook for Women. Francesca holds an AAS, BA and an MSEd (master’s degree in higher education).