About University of Fashion

The University of Fashion offers fashion professionals and consumers the first ever online fashion design video library, comprised of professionally produced online fashion how-to videos covering the five fashion design disciplines of draping, pattern making, fashion art, sewing and product development. All lessons are taught by select fashion college professors from prestigious fashion colleges and by fashion industry professionals currently working in the fashion industry. Read more

Francesca Sterlacci

Francesca Sterlacci, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Fashion, is a well-known and respected member of the fashion community. Read her full bio here.

Recent Coverage

Congratulations on the University of Fashion's becoming a finalist in our EdTech Digest 2019 "Cool Tool Award" category as the first and largest online fashion education library in the world. Victor Rivero - Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest. Read the 2019 list of finalists

EdTech Digest 2019

She began her career as a fashion designer specializing in high-end and custom clothing. After many years in the business, Francesca decided to dedicate her time to creating and maintaining an online fashion school. The University of Fashion (UniversityOfFashion.com) was founded in 2008 and has gathered students from around the world seeking to learn about fashion design and sewing techniques. Ihreads spoke to Francesca to learn more about how the University came to be. Read full article

Threads Magazine Fall 2019

Today I could be working in sales at Bergdorf earning 3000$ a month while I studied fashion online and then sewed my designs and sold them in the Village boutiques and on my website. I could be an entrepreneur at 17 and not 20. The Internet allows all great artists to be launched when they are ready. Read full article

Huff Post

By marrying the latest Internet technology with leading edge fashion education, the University of Fashion has filled a void in the world of online fashion education. Read full article

Arlisna 2014

University of Fashion, created by former Fashion Institute of Technology and Academy of Art University San Francisco professor Francesca Sterlacci, was designed to inspire and educate students, teachers, the "fashion curious", and home sewers. Read full article

Threads Magazine 2014

Learn fashion design ONLINE from top NYC fashion college instructors & fashion industry pros. Read full article

ITAA 2014

How I wish I had the University of Fashion when I went to fashion college! Read full article

ASDP Sewing Club

Founded by a fashion designer and former FIT professor, the UNIVERSITY OF FASHION brings an entire fashion school to your living room. Read full article

Vogue Patterns 2014

It doesn’t have a football team or even a physical campus, but the University of Fashion can teach users how to design from the comfort of their own homes. Read full article

WWD Oct ober 2013

If your high school doesn't offer any sort of clothing construction courses, The University of Fashion is an awesome new online resource for learning the basics of sewing and design. Read full article

seventeen magazine

With legitimate professors from F.I.T., Parsons, and other esteemed fashion design schools leading the lessons, it’s the next best thing, at the very least. It’s certainly better than YouTube. Read full interview with founder Francesca Sterlacci

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Press releases

Draping (1st of 3 new UoF Beginner books) - September 3, 2019
Pattern Making (2nd of 3 new UoF Beginner books) - September 3, 2019
Sewing (3rd of 3 new UoF Beginner books) - September 3, 2019
New Leather Design Video Series - March 12, 2014
New Color Theory Lessons - February 26, 2014
New Fashion Business Series - February 5, 2014
Fashion Croquis Free Offer - January 24, 2014
Haute Couture Fashion Week - January 22, 2014
Announcement Press Release - September 26th, 2013

Press inquiries

For press inquiries, or for media access, please contact press@universityoffashion.com