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HS Accessories Design Course Descriptions

Are you passionate about bags? Belts? What about shoes? Learn about styling, design, product development, leather, accessories, and patternmaking careers—the hottest markets in the fashion industry.

HLD 030 Handbags and Tech Accessories and Cases
(Formerly known as: Bags: Fashion and Laptop Cases)
Learn how to design and create your own one-of-a-kind bags.  Projects include a tote bag, laptop/notebook case, and a cross body/messenger bag.  Learn how to sew on an industrial machine, utilize tools used in the accessory industry, shop the NYC fashion district to choose your materials and hardware and create three bags that are truly your own designs. You’ll also learn basic sketching and presentation techniques required for your portfolio. Gallery 

HLD 031 SK8, Run and Jump into "SNEAKEROLOGY"
Sneaker freakers, fashionistas and advocates of all things different will love this course.  This class will walk you through the development of professional sketches for your own sneaker design.  You’ll learn the importance of design research in various markets including vehicle design, cultures, and music, and then use this research to develop drawings from thumbnails to ink line drawings of your original ideas.  You’ll learn the lingo of athletic shoe parts and become familiar with the process of creating product specifications to present to a company. You’ll also learn basic sketching and presentation techniques required for your portfolio. Gallery

HLD 032 Designing Accessories Using Adobe Illustrator
Do you have innovative, exciting ideas for the next hot new accessory, but don’t know how show people your design concepts? Or maybe you’re creating a college portfolio and want to showcase your unique designs with a professional finish? Learn how to create a cohesive accessories collection using one of the professional designer’s favorite tools: Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to manipulate your own designs by altering colors, fabrics and hardware and then put it all in a professional presentation layout.  This is a must-have tool in your bag-of-tricks! No previous computer experience required.

 

HLD 033 Accessory Design Art Level 1
How do you develop a professional Accessory portfolio? In this course, you will research trends and materials used in the accessories industry to design a small collection of handbags, shoes and belts. Rendering techniques will be demonstrated in pencil and marker and presentation formats will be explored towards assembling a portfolio. Upon completion of this course, students will have developed two sketched collections of accessories that meet portfolio requirements for FIT’s Accessories Design Department.

HLD 034  Designing and Creating Hats 
Welcome to the exciting world of Millinery, the art of designing and creating women’s hats. Hats can be transformative, functional, or high art, allowing you to hide or stand out. In this course, you’ll create a small collection of three hats to go from day to night using the traditional blocking and hand sewing techniques found in Millinery. You’ll also learn how to create your own custom trims, design hats for various face shapes, and work with embellishments including feathers. 
 

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