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Accessories Design

Pavithra Baskaran
August 10, 2020
2 min read

Fashion is not always about apparel and apparel designing. Over time it has evolved to encompass accessories like bags, belts, jewellery, shoes, and much more. This has resulted in the emergence and growth of a specialized sub-domain of the fashion-accessory design. This field has now become the upcoming career among creative minds.

Being one of the most diverse undergraduate design programs in the country, the accessory design has well-defined curriculum and teaching pedagogy for grooming future design professionals, training them in the area of integrated expertise in design methodology, materials and production process, consumer behaviour and market dynamics, trends and forecast interpretations, business practices and project management in the category of fashion and lifestyle accessories.

Skills required

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Artistic skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Knowledge of raw materials
  • Visualization skills
  • Precision

The program addresses the entire spectrum of accessories and lifestyle products precious and costume jewellery, leather goods, footwear, watches, giftware, tableware, silverware, crystal ware, office furniture, consumer interface design, automobile accessories design, and retail environment design.

The accessory design has well-defined integrated expertise in design methodology, materials and production process, consumer behaviour, market dynamics trends, forecast interpretations, business practices, and project management in the field of fashion and lifestyle accessories. Accessory design program prepares students for careers in the following capacities in the broad areas of precious and consume jewellery, leather goods, giftware, tableware, watches, footwear, handicrafts, lifestyle products, etc.

some of the famous influential accessory designers are Nicky Epstein, Meg Swansen, Arne Nerjordet, Carlos Zachirison, and Kristin Nicholas. Top accessory designing companies so far are Belisi fashions, Framenti, Gucci, Hunter boot Ltd, Nixon, the Swatch group, etc.

Designing accessories has a huge demand and scope due to the increase in the availability of accessories, these have a good market reach in both India and abroad. The accessory market is expanding rapidly, and as a result, there is a great demand for designers, who are experts in the accessory field. These designers work on a wide variety of accessories ranging from personal accessories to home accessories.

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