This course is about fashion-led product design for the rapidly expanding accessories market. While fashion focused, you will be encouraged to explore new technologies and materials, emerging market opportunities and consumer lifestyle trends that affect this vibrant and diverse sector of the fashion design industry.
Short film featuring behind the scenes footage of GFW and interviews with BA (Hons) Fashion Accessories, Design and Prototyping graduate Farah Kone, and associate course leader Julia Crew
We welcome students onto the course who are interested in working with and for the human body and have an interest in new technologies and materials. Graduates will be prepared to pursue a wide range of careers within the accessory design world - bag or luggage design, eye wear, jewellery and sports accessories are only some of these sectors. The course will ask for determination, hard-working and success-driven individuals with a keen eye for detail like you can see in this student showcase.
Behind the scenes video footage of the Couture in orbit fashion show and a special message from British astronaut Tim Peake.
The fashion accessories market has experienced major growth over the last decade, from luxury leather goods labels to cutting edge sports brands pushing the boundaries of materials and technology. There is currently huge demand for young creative graduates who can rework traditional approaches and understand the cultural as well as technological aspects of fashion accessory design.
This course will help you to explore the fascinating world of fashion through the lens of a product designer, giving you the chance to study new market opportunities such as wearable technologies, sustainability and digital manufacture. You will develop essential research and development skills for cutting edge accessory design, and will learn to investigate markets, consumers, materials and manufacturing methods. Experimentation with digital print design, laser cutting, digital embroidery and 3D prototyping will facilitate the creation of designs that are both innovative and market ready.
Ravensbourne offers you the opportunity to become a digital design native in a forward thinking community. With its interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, you will be introduced to a vibrant maker-culture. Experimentation and innovation, an eye for detail and research based approaches are the core essence of our teaching, covering a mix of creative practice and theory-based learning. This is delivered through a wide range of lectures, talks from external visitors, seminars, practical workshops and in-depth individual tutorials. In addition, self-directed study and group projects will prepare you for your professional life.