Leather Fashion Design

Leather Fashion Design

by Francesca Sterlacci


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Leather Fashion Design is a practical introduction for students explaining how to make garments fromleather, suede, and similar materials. It covers everything from what to look for in choosing a skin to work with, through pattern-making, sewing techniques, and finishing. The final chapter includes working with "leather-like" materials including ultrasuede and faux patent leather.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856696715
Publisher: King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Francesca Sterlacci is Director of Design and Merchandising at Atelier Avocado, based in California, and is on the faculty of the University of the Arts in San Francisco. Previously at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she was Chairperson of the Fashion Design department. She is the creator of the Leather Apparel Certificate Program, the Haute Couture Program, and the Outerwear and Performance Apparel Program at FIT. Before that, she founded her own design company and sold at prestigious stores including Henri Bendel, Saks, Barney's, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

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Leather Fashion Design 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Paulaa More than 1 year ago
This book contains an extraordinary variety of fashionable and timeless ways to wear leather. Ms. Sterlacci has a great eye for fashion and her patterns inspire new ideas. I recommend this book for everyone who enjoys high fashion and the uniqueness that leather adds to it.
pengirlfs More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in fashion design, leather, constructing leather garments, and the history of leather. Ms. Sterlacci's depth of knowledge and experience are apparent throughout this book. She has included numerous resources, as well as step by step instruction, details, and helpful tips of the trade. I especially enjoyed the excellent design photos, and the chapters on the changing styles through the ages. This is a MUST HAVE text for any student seeking knowledge, and a "how to", of leather design and construction.
LeeBK More than 1 year ago
I will be using this textbook in my active sport and sportswear collection courses at The Fashion Institute of Technology this Spring and in the the forseable future. The book has excellent photographs of leather garments for women and drawings of leather construction for the serious student of apparel design. While I do not teach the leather construction classes at FIT, often sportwear design students want to incorporate leather in their designs and they often construct those garments in my courses. The step by step diagrams are invaluable. The step by step diagrams are very clear and easy to follow. In fact, a person not enrolled in a fashion design program who is interested in sewing leather for their personal use could follow these diagrams and successfully construct their leather garment.
totalfashionlover More than 1 year ago
I ENJOYED this book very much! People who love fashion would appreciate Ms Sterlacci's extensive and valuable knowledge of fashion design not just for leather. I highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!
Carefree More than 1 year ago
Photos in this book are fabulous. I would love to own some of these great designs. Ican barely thread a needle, but I would be able to learn by studying this book.
StacyRoberts More than 1 year ago
Style, details, and step by step instructions make this book a great aide to any student of fashion. Ms. Sterlacci covered so many aspects of the industry. The photos are terrific. Great job!
Karolina_vW More than 1 year ago
Sterlacci's "Leather Fashion Design" is a gem of a resource and a fascinating read for anyone interested in the use of leather and similar materials in fashion design and fabrication. Her knowledge and insights make working with leather accessible and enjoyable for the amateur, and provide a wealth of detailed information for individuals engaged in the fashion industry.