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Handbag Design


Start Date





Tower 655

End Date


Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday



Everyone knows that accessories make the outfit and constitute a major part of the fashion industry. Explore handbag design as a specialization. Topics and projects include a brief history of the handbag, researching present trends, and creating designs. Using industry standards, students design and construct a clutch, soft shoulder, and constructed handbag. Basic materials and tools are supplied along with a resource list for individual project materials.


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Kristen Lombardi is a fashion designer and tailor with a specialty in accessories and leather goods. She is the owner / designer of Manimal, whose work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Elle Spain and Nylon Magazine. She has been exploring hand craft and design professionally for 15 years and is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art’s … Read more