University of Fashion Trend Watch LFW: Embellishments

- - Trends

Sometimes more is more.  While some designers’ play with minimalism and clean lines, others fill their collections with detailed intricacies.  A trend we loved from London Fashion Week: EMBELLISHMENTS

We have been seeing floral embellishments all over the runway.  Designers that have embraced this trend are John Rocha and Mary Katrantzou.

SPRING 2014 LFW trends

 How can you create these looks?

In the world of the couture, there is perhaps nothing more beautiful than the creation of hand-made flowers made from the finest materials.  Visit our lesson on how to create a Bias Cut Wrap Rose and a Bias Cut Carnation.

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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. 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).