DESIGN A HANDBAG COLLECTION

– A COMPLETE TECHNICAL GUIDE TO PROFESSIONALLY PLAN, DESIGN AND COMMUNICATE YOUR PROJECT –

WHERE?

ONLINE

WHEN?

AVAILABLE NOW

LEVEL

Any level is welcome

COST

£285.00

Learn how to plan and design a cohesive accessory collection and smoothly communicate your ideas to a manufacturer.

OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Initially you will learn what to research, understand and look out for before starting to design your collection.
Then you will learn about creating a moodboard, understanding the importance of handbag construction, types of finishing and decorative-functional details, considerations for the crucial aspect of choosing materials and fittings, how to design the different technical views of a handbag, how to create 3D drawings, how to smoothly communicate technical information with a manufacturer and much more.
This course allows you to explore your creative side, develop an understanding of essential skills in accessory design and enables you to convert your ideas into reality.

 

WHY THIS IS NOT THE USUAL ‘DESIGN YOUR COLLECTION’ TUITION
This 3 hour long course is designed by a team of designers, prototype makers and handbags manufacturers.
It is both a theoretical and practical course which will teach you what the industry requires from designers in order to be able to understand and correctly translate their ideas into finished products.
This course is not about creating pretty drawings, but is focused on giving you an overview on the complexity and extensiveness of the process that designing a collection of handbags requires.
The course will help you in understanding what you need to search, study, look out for, find out and decide before and during designing your styles, enabling you to avoid a long, expensive and sometimes frustrating process when it is time to prototype and manufacture your collection.

 

WHY WE CREATED THIS TYPE OF TUITION
After years of experience in designing and developing collections for our customers, we realised that there was a substantial lack of clear information available about what designing a collection of handbags and fashion accessories requires and how it is achieved.
We created this course with the aim of helping the new generation of designers, as well as designers which are still struggling, in developing their ideas and empower them to clearly and correctly communicate them to whoever is going to prototype their collection.
We essentially have created this tuition based on the needs and problems of our customers, hoping to promote and facilitate creatives in the realisation of their projects.

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR
This course is designed for aspiring designers seeking professional advice from industry experts, designers at the start of their career in need of guidelines to optimise their design process or for those who are simply looking to develop their drawing techniques for their own enjoyment. No previous experience is required.

 

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INCLUDE
Once the course is purchased you will have access to a streaming link and you will be able to watch the videos at your pace, as many times as you wish, for 90 days.
Besides the access to the videos you will also receive access to a collection of handouts providing relevant information and useful resources.
Furthermore the purchase of the course will also entitle you to a half an hour video consultation with the teacher to discuss your project and answer any questions you might have.
TOPICS COVERED DURING THE TUITION
– Overview of the importance of understanding your target audience, identifying your competitors and understanding your market
– Define crucial aspects of your collection
– Create a moodboard and get inspired by it
– Create a collection plan
– Create technical drawings
– Learn how to draw a bag in perspective

 

HOW WILL THE TOPICS BE TAUGHT
During the video, the teacher will explain and show the techniques in easy to understand English and the video will also be fully subtitled in English.
New methodologies and terminology will be explained to you so that they are clear and easy to understand even if this is the first time you approach the topic.
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO 3 PARTS AND HAS A TOTAL DURATION OF APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS

 

YOU WILL NEED AN INTERNET CONNECTION TO STREAM THIS VIDEO
MATERIALS AND TOOLS REQUIRED
To complete this course you will need the following drawing tools:
– Pencil or retractable pencil
– A4 Office paper
– A3 paper and graph paper (optional)
– Eraser
– Pen eraser (optional but recommended)
– Kneadable eraser (optional but recommended)
– Light pad (optional but recommended)
– Ruler
– Grid ruler (optional but recommended)
ABOUT THE TEACHER
My name is Sara and I am a designer-maker and the co-founder of The London Leather Workshop.
I graduated in fashion design and after 20 years of experience in the fashion and accessories industry I built an extensive range of skills on both designing and manufacturing sectors, with a particular focus to leather goods. 
At The London Leather Workshop, I assist startups and established brands with their design development and prototyping creation and I run a wide selection of workshops on our studio and online.
The purchase of this course includes free access to the following downloadable documents:
– A document explaining the structure and topics of the course
-A document showing examples of accessories and handbag anatomy/construction
– An introduction into leather types and features
– A list of common fittings used in handbag making inclusive of images and descriptions
– A collection of images to inspire your design
– A list of common seams and edge finishing techniques inclusive of images
– A list of reputable suppliers to buy leather and fittings from(in London and online)
– A summary of the One Point Perspective lesson with reference images
– Additional information in regards to the SWOT analysis and a template to do your own
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