When Trends Collide: London and Milan Fashion Week

- - Trends

As day 3 of Milan Fashion Week begins, we can draw that there are definite trend overlaps between London and Milan Fashion Week.  The sheer trend continues to be strong in almost every collection, with metallics being a reocurring trend as well.  Today, we will be covering the trend : SHINE


The Gucci collection featured the sheer trend, as well as metallic shine pieces.  This was inspired by stained glass windows from the Art Nouveau period.  Emporio Armani’s collection featured high shine as well.

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During London Fashion Week, designers such as Christopher Kane, Jonathan Sanders and Preen have also incorporated metallic shine pieces in their collections.

Spring 2014 Trend Shine

Get started on creating these looks by watching our lesson on how to hand render shine.  Visit out Shine Pinterest Board to get inspired!


Rendering Shine
Rendering Shine
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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).