The objective of the course is to immerse the participants in the creative process of creating a collection of bags.
A designer needs to have unique ideas to differentiate his/her bags in today’s market, but it is also extremely important that the designer is able to express the creative ideas with a clear and understandable drawing. During this course we dedicate approximately 70 hours to design bags. At the beginning with pen and paper: the students design different styles of bags but also learn to design different types of accessories. Once the basics of traditional drawing by hand have been acquired, teachers move to the use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. We have chosen these two softwares because they are still today the most used tools by bag designers. Students are amazed at what they can achieve after these 70 hours. Even the participants with lower drawing abilities are able to create nice and proportioned bag designs thanks to the methods they have learned. Students are taught the collection development process which involves many components like inspiration, drawing, color palette, materials and design functionality. Students will be guided through sources of inspiration that derive from the heritage of the city of Milan, the capital of fashion, to develop their research, to create their own moodboard and finally to develop their style and collection.
Each student will present his/her collection to the entire class for a final evaluation. The collection developed for the final presentation can then be used as the founding of student’s personal portfolio.
Students are required to bring their own laptop to better work on their final presentation. Licenses of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are available on the School computers. If you wish to gain a full understanding of the creative process as well as of the branding one we encourage you to take this class together with the Bag Branding and Marketing Strategy course. If you take both courses you can pay a discounted fee (for both classes) of € 4500 (VAT exempt).
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Barbara is a product designer who came to Milan to take the Accessory Design Master program at Politecnico, also graduated in Fashion Business at Marangoni, then decided to further specialize in Bag design at Arsutoria. She has also learned about jewelry design techniques that combines within her bag design. Currently she works as consultant designer developing special project for prominent brands.← Back
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Kirstin has a family business in bags trade in Spain. She recently started her own brand taking advantage of the experiences she made in Advertising , Marketing and PR. She attended Arsutoria to learn better the drawing techniques as well as to broad her knowledge on materials.← Back
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Yoshimi is a Fashion Goods Design instructor at Ueda College of Fashion in Osaka, Japan. She majored in Fine Arts to then become a designer and came to ARSUTORIA with the intention to broaden and deepen her skills to pass her new knowledge to her students once back in Japan.← Back
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Vassily has a passion for travels, art and multiculturality. She attended Arsutoria late in her career and she took both the pattern making course to learn the secrets of bags constructions and the design course. Started her brand in 2016 with a support with a School teacher with the manufacturing in Italy. The same year she attended the London Fashion Week for the first time.← Back