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Laurence King Publishing
By Francesca Sterlacci
8-1/2 x 11 in; 192 pp; 313 color illustrations
September 2010 ISBN 9781856696715 ISBN10 1856696715
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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.
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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