Trend Watch: Crocodile

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Three fashion weeks down, one more to go.  Today marks the start of Paris fashion week, and we couldn’t be more excited.  Before Paris fashion week unfolds, we will recap a key trend seen in New York, London and Milan: CROCODILE

Designers such as Antonio Berardi, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta and Trussardi, have all used crocodile patterns in their collections.

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Crocodile is also a hot pattern for accessories.  Gucci and Prada featured embossed crocodile hand bags, while Rag and Bone featured embossed crocodile shoes.

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How can you create these looks?

First, watch our lesson on how to draw a Female Back Pose.  You will learn body proportion, anatomy and how to use your tools for the best results.  Once you have mastered this lesson, move on to learn about how to draw the Female Relaxed Standing Pose, the Female Walking Pose and the Female Frontal Pose.

Get started on creating these looks by watching our videos on how to hand render a crocodile pattern.  Visit our crocodile Pinterest board to get inspired by all the Spring 2014 runway looks!

Remale Side Back Pose
Rendering Crocodile
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Francesca Sterlacci

Francesca Sterlacci is the CEO of University of Fashion (UoF) which she founded in 2008 as the first 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, set to launch January 2019. 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).