An illustrated guide to the art and craft of fashion accessories. Fashion Accessories is a comprehensive book on the design and manufacture of accessories and their vital role in the fashion world.
The author describes in detail the wide variety of accessory products on the market, including bags, belts, shoes, scarves, glasses, hats and jewelry. The book covers design concepts, giving valuable insights into how a collection is created, including the research, colors, pattern-making and construction. More than 100 pages are devoted to the manufacture of master-crafted bags using traditional methods. Through specific factory examples and close-up photographs, the step-by-step production of different prototypes is illustrated in detail. The book concludes with an analysis of the promotional and marketing aspects of the business.
Illustrated with more than 600 full-color photographs and drawings, the book features contributions from such prestigious designers as Sonia Rykiel and Marc Jacobs for Vuitton. Fashion Accessories is an essential resource for designers, professionals and anyone interested in fashion and the fashion trade.