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Fashion Accessories Design (Online Short Course)

Fashion Accessories Design (Online Short Course)

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Chloe Scrivener


This accessory design short course will teach you the skills required to design your own fashion accessories. You will have the exciting opportunity to develop your own designs for a range of handbags, shoes or hats. Through practical and experimental exercises you will learn how researching accessory designers and trends can help you to develop your ideas, from concept through to completion.

This course will teach you how to become an accessory designer and you will create mood boards of your initial ideas and apply existing design trends to new projects. You are encouraged to carry out thorough research as well as practicing and applying your design skills.

Using both new and traditional methods of drawing and recording ideas is encouraged. You will be shown how to use different media to develop a creative style of your own. Each week you will be set an assignment and weekly feedback will help you to progress your work throughout the duration of the course, showing you how to create and present exciting and innovative designs.

By the end of this course you will have developed an accessory design portfolio of 5-10 designs presented in a medium of your choice. You can develop this portfolio to apply for a fashion design course or to set up your own accessory design brand.


  • Researching and recording your ideas
  • Creating mood boards
  • Identifying your target customer
  • Sourcing inspiration
  • Drawing hats, shoes and/or bags
  • Mark making exercises
  • Deconstructing images
  • Reconstructing shapes and forms
  • Understanding design specifications
  • Materials and details
  • Considering proportion, colour, texture, design, features
  • Looking at existing accessories
  • Researching accessory designers
  • Creating and presenting 5-10 designs in a medium of your choice

Course Outcomes:
By the end of the course you will have learnt;

  • How to complete effective research and draw inspiration from pre-existing accessories that appeal to you
  • How to identify a target customer and make sure your designs appeal to them
  • How to create a range of final accessories designs
  • How to create designs that match with technical specifications
  • How to use different materials and details when creating your own accessories
  • How to present your designs in a medium of your choice

Who is Fashion Accessories Design (Online Short Course) for?
This course is designed for beginners or those with some experience in fashion design who want to branch out into the exciting area of accessory design. You may be taking the course for fun, already working in fashion or fashion accessories or looking to start your own fashion accessories brand.

Level: Beginners.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Why choose an LCF Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. Additionally all LCF Online Short Courses include;

  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • LCF Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here
Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Chloe Scrivener began her career with the Queen’s former milliner Philip Somerville. She then continued her training at Philip Treacy where she worked in both his London studio and assisted at haute couture shows in London, Paris and New York. In 2000 she began her own millinery business and quickly obtained commissions from a diverse range of clients including theEnglish National Opera where she created millinery for Antony Mingella’s Madam Butterfly. Recent projects have included commission from other milliners such as Bailey Tomlin and Piers Atkinson and teaching projects in conjunction with the Barbican’s Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion exhibition.

Read the HATalk e-magazine feature with mastering Millinery tutor Chloe.


To fully participate in and to complete the course assignments, please make sure you have the following equipment;

  • Notepad and pen
  • Pencils, sketchbook or paper, eraser, ruler, etc.
  • Software to prepare assignments - Powerpoint, Word, Photoshop, etc.

In addition to the materials listed above, you will need;

  • A desktop computer or laptop (tablets and phones can be used but some functionality will be limited)
  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • An up-to-date version of Google Chrome
  • A fast and reliable internet connection - a minimum of 1Mbps is required. You can check your network here -

You can find out more about our live classroom software here - Blackboard Collaborate

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