Major in Accessory

 

Picture MAJOR IN ACCESSORY DESIGNAccessories are a growing sector that offers real job opportunities. The Fashion Design Postgraduate Program / Major in Accessory offers state-of-the-art teaching and is 100% in touch with the reality of the professional world, ensuring perfect balance between creative talent and business acumen.

Every year, companies actively participate in the creation of prototypes with IFM's Accessory designers:

Shoes with A.TESTONI, BALLIN PROJECT, BERLUTI, HEYRAUD, JM WESTON, LOUIS VUITTON, SIXTH JUNE…

And bags with CÉLINE, CHANEL, CHLOÉ, CHRISTIAN DIOR, DELVAUX, LANCEL, LOUIS VUITTON, MARC JACOBS…



Curriculum

The program consists of workshops and masterclasses, all coached by professional experts, providing a natural and immediate link with the sector, and a perfect match between the skills of the designers and the needs of the market.

#1: PERSONAL BAG COLLECTION

DESIGN 2D, 3D & PROTOTYPES
Design a personal collection of over 25 leather goods (bags, small leather goods, belts...). Articulate a strong statement and develop ideas into a full collection. Discover and understand the technical constraints. Establish materials, patterns and technical data sheets for the models. Follow up the production process of the prototypes with partner companies.

#2: COLLECTIONS FOR BRANDS (BAGS, SHOES)

DESIGN & PROTOTYPES
Create collections following briefs given by partner brands. Embrace the values and the creative dimension of a brand. Visit a production unit. Ensure the development and follow-up of prototypes in companies. Acquire mastery of all parameters ranging from pure aesthetics to high technology. Present all the research in front of brand representatives.

#3: COMMUNICATION & ART DIRECTION

PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION & INTERVIEW COACHING
Set up a design brief as an art director. Develop the capacity of working in a team on photo styling & shoot, color and print workshops and young designers brand identity. Make digital presentations at the end of each workshop in front of a jury of professionals. Learn how to communicate your creative universe. Study how to adapt your communication to any actor of the creative chain. Transform your portfolio into a truly professional tool. Prepare yourself for interviews and meet all the major recruitment actors in the business.

#4: THE BRAND & MARKETING
BRAND NAME & PRODUCT STRATEGY
Organize a balanced offer through collection plans with a view to launching the designed products. Explore brand concepts. Analyze the strategy of partner brands.

#5: CREATIVE STRATEGY & BUSINESS

COSTING & BUSINESS PLAN
Compare creativity, technical constraints and production costs. Incorporate the components that determine both the up-stream and down-stream price. Analyze the cost of the prototypes. Draft a letter of intent of an innovative fashion concept. Define a strategy and develop a financial plan.

 

Workshops Management/Design

Joint workshops allow IFM designers and managers to work together and cover topics such as creative identity, marketing strategy, brand image and the launch of an innovative fashion concept with IFM Management students.

Internship

The program includes a 6-month internship within a company. It reinforces contacts between designers and professionals in the industry.

Former students of the Fashion Design Postgraduate Program / Major in Accessory have carried out internships in companies such as: BALENCIAGA, CARVEN, CÉLINE, CHLOÉ, CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE, GIVENCHY, HERMÈS, LOEWE, LOUIS VUITTON, NINA RICCI, PIERRE HARDY...

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