The fashion industry is comprised of equal parts art and commerce. Without creative application of your draping, sewing and illustration skills, there is no product to sell. Without sales, it can be difficult to continue the creative process. As an emerging designer, you will need to bridge the gap between art and commerce and determine a strategy to get your product to your consumer. At the University of Fashion, we call that bridge MARKETING. Read More
2014 is right around the corner and that means it is time to design your New Year’s resolutions. Need a little help? Determine which type of designer you are below and follow our plan to make 2014 the year you reach your design goals. Read More
Japanese artist, writer and designer Yayoi Kusama exhibiting at the David Zwirner Gallery in NYC? You had me at “Japanese. I’ve always been inspired by Japanese fashion designers including Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Limi Feu. You could say I have a penchant for the avant garde, so I was thrilled to discover I had a little over a month to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit in Chelsea. I was not quite as thrilled to hear about lines into the exhibit rivaling this summer’s Rain Room exhibit at the MOMA and the ongoing Cronut Craze.
“How do I get started in the fashion industry?” Since my win on NBC’s Fashion Star, this is the question I am most frequently asked. In the University of Fashion’s newest Designer FashionSpeak video, I will share my unique journey into the fashion industry as well as my five keys to success – education, experience, defining your brand, using your resources and taking time to celebrate your success. Read More
As a designer relatively new to the fashion industry, I am thrilled to introduce you to the University of Fashion’s new Designer FashionSpeak Series. In this series, we will bring you up-close and personal interviews with designers working in the industry today. One of the best pieces of fashion advice I have received is “in order to understand the fashion industry, you must experience it.” Think of our Designer FashionSpeak videos as “mini-internships.” First up, Carmen Marc Valvo. Read More
You asked, we answered. In our most recent video, designer Lauren Zodel shares “Portfolio Tips for Fashion College Admissions.” The University of Fashion wants you to get noticed by the fashion schools of your choice and we are here to help. Read More
Give the unique gift of making design dreams come true this holiday season with a special offer from the University of Fashion. We are offering you a special holiday gift subscription to the U of F at 25% off throughout the holiday season – making this a perfect opportunity to check off the designers on your list – and maybe even treat yourself as well! Take a look at our Top Five Reasons A Subscription to the University of Fashion is the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season…
Color from Armani? You must be confused. Armani is synonymous with neutrals – grey, beige, sand. Slate is a bright color for Armani.
“Eccentrico” – Giorgio Armani’s traveling retrospective exhibition of his Armani Prive Collection that accompanied his spectacular, star studded “One Night Only” event in New York tells a different story.