Books | Designing Accessories

February 2012

Long since regarded as an inessential object that simply adds to the beauty, convenience or effectiveness of an outfit, accessories are now considered key items in a fashion collection and as stand-alone pieces worthy of our undivided attention. Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories is filled with important information that any designer will need to know, examining from concept to production four key items: the bag, footwear, jewellery and millinery. The key accessories are dissected to clearly display the core components giving a clear view of how each connects. The book explores specialist finishing techniques such as hand-finishing and machine embellishment and contains descriptions of contemporary techniques that break new boundaries in accessories design. A detailed explanation of small accessories, essential to the accessories designer, will broaden the readers knowledge and provide them with the dexterity of skills to enter the fashion industry.

John Lau

AVA Publications