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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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