Aneta Genova

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SEP 20, 2011
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The Book

This comprehensive introduction to accessory design gives the aspiring designer an overview of the history of fashion accessories, including a look at important contributions by brands both classic and contemporary. Genova presents a model for accessory design, from inspiration through manufacturing, and relates that process to the design of handbags and small leather goods, footwear, hats, gloves, belts, neckwear, and pocket squares. For each accessory, the text explains how the designer’s creativity can be channeled into the development of styles that enhance a brand’s appeal to its target market.

Table of Contents

A History and Overview of Accessory Design
Highlights in the History of Accessories from Ancient Times to the Present
History of Classic Accessory Companies
Contemporary Accessory Designer Profiles
Basics of Accessory Design
Designing Handbags and Small Leather Goods
Introduction to Handbags
Inspiration and Research for Handbags and Small Leather Goods
Design, Sketching, and Presenting Handbags and Small Leather Goods
Tech Packs and Manufacturing for Handbags and Small Leather Goods
Designing Footwear
Components and Styles of Footwear
Constructing Shoes

About The Authors

Aneta Genova is an Assistant Professor of Accessory Design at the BFA Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design in New York City and has created online accessory design and history of costume classes respectively for The Academy of Art University Online and Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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