accessories design intensive

Designing tomorrows most wished for fashion accessories

The course

With an eye for detail, trims, fastenings, and textures, accessories designers are increasingly in demand in the fashion and luxury product sector. Accessories in fact, represent a consistent part of fashion brand collections, with sales and market share increasing year on year. For those with limited time available, this course provides the technical and theoretical concepts related to accessories design and the luxury accessories market. Through design and illustration and the study of production techniques and materials, participants learn how to design accessory collections accompanied with technical drawings for the creation and the prototyping of bags and shoes. Accessories are the true expression of the ‘craftsman’ and this course also looks at ‘italianness’; Italian style and quality that influences and plays an important role in global luxury and accessories design, represented worldwide by the Made in Italy quality mark. In addition to illustration techniques, and key skills in technical graphic design, fundamental for the correct development of the creative process, participants gain an understanding of the main manufacturing and production processes of shoes, bags and leather goods.

The course also introduces basic financial aspects in relation to functionality and budgetary requirements necessary to evaluate if a product is feasible for manufacture. By studying the main contemporary artistic movements, and the latest styles and trends which influence accessories design, participants develop an aesthetic sensitivity and design language, understanding the intangible values and characteristics in the accessories product, namely the emotions, meanings and perceptions customers take from a fashion item; producing products that create desire. Creative research is key in the design process. The course covers creative research techniques in order to contextualise design ideas for development of the finished product, designing for the luxury market as well as experimenting with contemporary fashion and new attitudes in the industry that are evolving today including sustainability and innovative new materials, plus interpreting and applying experimental innovations in design and construction such as the rework of existing items or materials.

This intensive course also looks into presentation skills in new media, key to presenting design proposals and individual skills to industry professionals, and concludes with the creation of a professional working portfolio and individual fashion accessories design collection.

LEARNING FOCUS

• Fashion illustration
• The study of materials
• Accessories collection design
• Visual communication & professional presentation skills
• Fashion accessories heritage, c Possible career paths ulture and trends

Profession

• Accessories designer
• Accessories pattern maker
• Handbag designer
• Fashion illustrator
• Product manager

combined programmes*

one-year courses + master’s degrees (ma)** · master’s courses*** · cycles de spécialisation**

For students who choose combined programmes, € 5.000 will be deducted from the master’s programme tuition fee selected from the 2017-18 didactic offer and subsequent pricing scale. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:

  • 15 June 2017 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2017
  • 28 April 2018 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in October 2017
  • 15 June 2018 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2018

After these dates, no deduction from the tuition fee will be applicable.
For further information please contact the admissions office at the Milano School of Design at admissions.deisgn@istitutomarangoni.com  or at the Paris School of Fashion at admissions.paris@istitutomarangoni.com

*Access to the combined programmes is subject to the possession of a university degree and to obtaining the certificate of the one-year course, according to the academic year and after approval by the admissions committee at the end of the one-year course.
** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded a master's degree by Manchester Met (Manchester Metropolitan University-UK). Master's degrees include a 12-week work placement. 180 credit points must be earned in order for a master's degree to be awarded upon completion of the course. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website www.mmu.ac.uk/international indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.
*** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano and Firenze will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.