Online “University” Teaches All About Fashion Design

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

U of FNew York—A first-ever online fashion design video library, known as University of Fashion (U of F) recently launched aiming at teaching fashion fanatics all about fashion design.

Accessible over the web, mobile devices and tablets, University of Fashion provides access to hundreds of easy-to-understand lessons: from draping silhouettes to learning the art of fashion illustration, U of F delivers fashion education via high-definition, professionally-produced video tutorials.

The brainchild of Francesca Sterlacci, U of F also offers free lesson transcripts, step-by-step lesson guides and a comprehensive list of all the best fashion resources for fabrics, tools, schools, books, museums and a dictionary of fashion terminology Supplemental to the lectures, the library provides a broad assortment of lectures on trend forecasting, color theory, fashion history, fashion shows, as well as tours of fashion museums, store events and other fashion venues.

“With my many years as chair of F.I.T.’s fashion design program—and designing my own collections—I understand what is needed to be a fashion designer. I wanted to offer a one-on-one experience while preserving the art and craft of fashion design and most importantly, I wanted to inspire!” said Sterlacci.

Lessons are taught by fashion college professors and industry professionals. In addition to individual learning, internationally recognized fashion schools are using the U of F library as a supplemental resource tool, Sterlacci said.


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