Book of the Month: “Designing Fashion Accessories”

Designing Fashion AccessoriesAtglen, Pennsylvania—Whether you’re a fashion accessories designer, a student, a super-industrious DIY-er, or just someone who wants to see what goes into the design and creation of accessories, make sure to save a spot for this book on your coffee table.

“Designing Fashion Accessories” (Schiffer Publishing) offers a step-by-step account of the inspiration for the accessory through the manufacturing along with a gallery including gloves, neckwear, eyewear and belts to inspire your own creative look.

Through color photos, illustrations and sketches from various designers, the book gives you a window into the design world. It also provides tips for shapes and colors, a listing of materials and tools needed to make each accessory featured. On the business side, there are also tips on putting a collection together and visual merchandising at retail. Historical footnotes add context.

The 191-page book is written by co-written by Marta Rodríguez Hidalgo and Gabriel Martín Roig. Hidalgo has been Head for Department and Fashion Director at magazines such as Vogue.  She currently manages a publishing consultant service and teaches Journalism at the Institute of European Design.

Roig is an art historian and author of numerous books of artistic techniques.  He currently teaches drawing for designers at an academy in Barcelona.

 

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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.