Bag Design: Intensive

Handbag Design - Video

Bag Design: Intensive

Bag Design: Intensive

Bag Design: Intensive

Bag Design: Intensive

Student handbag design mock-up

Student handbag design mock-up

Student work on handbag design course

Student work on handbag design course

Handbag design course leader, Ann Saunders

Handbag design course leader, Ann Saunders

Student work on handbag design course

Student work on handbag design course

Accessories courses - Video

This exciting handbag design course will offer you an insight into the wonderful world of handbag designing. Under the expert guidance of the tutor you’ll be guided through creating a range of bags (with coordinating purses or wallets). During this process you’ll also be guided on fabric selection, trims and fixtures...

Taught by: Ann Saunders.

Description

This exciting handbag design course will offer you an insight into the wonderful world of handbag designing. Under the expert guidance of the tutor you’ll be guided through creating a range of bags (with coordinating purses or wallets).

During this process you’ll also be guided on fabric selection, trims and fixtures. To add to your design range you’ll also produce mood and design boards as well as creating industry specification drawings to help communicate your collection effectively.  Once confident in the basics of designing and researching, you’ll be given a variety of projects to work on involving designing bags for different lifestyles and occasions.

Looking at various different case studies you’ll start to investigate the importance of critical paths as well as how to analyse and interpret future trends. You will start to consider more advanced shapes, styles and construction as well as the importance in matching these to your target audience.

You’ll also discuss the importance of branding and how best to brand your collection. The course will be supported with lectures and discussions and the chance for presentations and group feedback.

The course includes:

  • Trend research Preparing design/mood boards
  • Creating customer profiles
  • Working drawings, spec sheets and material specifications
  • Researching materials and their practicality
  • Analysing collections for production and marketability
  • Producing a working sketchbook
  • How to translate and evolve your collection season to season
This is a handbag design course, and does not involve bag making.

Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required. This course covers all content included in ‘Introduction to Handbag Design’ alongside more advanced techniques.

Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tutor information

Ann Saunders is an accessories designer specialising in handbags; advising on trends in colour, shape, materials and finishes. She works with entrepreneurs, designers and manufactures creating product ranges. Ann trained in fashion and textile design. As a student, she was  interested in printed design, colour and textures. She now runs her own accessories company and works extensively with product sourcing in Europe and China. She is a visiting lecturer at London College of Fashion teaching in both London, Dubai and Italy and has worked as a stylist and consultant on a number of television programmes. Ann Saunders' websites: Ann Saunders & Alice Foxx.


Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Magazine tears, photos and research materials
  • USB stick
  • Fabrics
  • A4/A3 sketchbook
  • 3 x A3 polyboards
  • Pen and pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Scalpel and blades

As part of your research you will be required to do some printing. Please bring a small amount of cash to the course on your first day to credit your printing account.  It is unlikely you will need to spend more than £5.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
26/06/2017 - 07/07/2017Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:3010 Days£825Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket