ACCESSORIES DESIGN INTENSIVE
Designing tomorrows most wished for fashion accessories
These programmes provide a thorough knowledge of the technical and theoretical concepts related to fashion meeting the needs of those with limited time available, or for participants that have either little or no prior experience.
FIRENZEWith 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.
15 Feb 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
Italian · English
Fee non EU
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
- Accessories designer
- Accessories pattern maker
- Handbag designer
- Fashion illustrator
- Product manager
- Fashion illustration
- The study of materials
- Accessories collection design
- Visual communication & professional presentation skills
- Fashion accessories heritage, culture and trends
One year courses + master’s degrees (ma)** · master courses*** · cycles de spécialisation** For students who choose combined programmes, €5.000 will be deducted from the tuition fee of the master’s programme selected from the 2020-21 didactic offer and subsequent pricing scale. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:
- 30 April 2020 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in October 2019.
- 14 June 2020 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2020.
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