Leather Art – Bag Making & Bag Design
Italian leather handbags are known for sophisticated designs and top-level quality, represented by numerous top brands such as GUCCI or PRADA, to name a few. The streets of Florence are filled with leather shops, and headquarters of many world-class brands including GUCCI and Salvatore Ferragamo are based here.
Such fame of Italian bags with the highest quality is maintained by the Florence craftsmen’s insistence on using the traditional techniques and the best materials.
In our Bag Making course, students will learn from skilled Florentine artisans how to produce leather bags following the traditional rules of the “Made in Italy”.
In our Bag Design course, students will study how to design handbags and purses following the Italian style, expressed by colors (new combinations, new decorations), materials (avant-garde application, new materials), patterns, functions, as well as researching the trends. Students will also study geometric design, realistic design, project design, and design using the computer. The program puts emphasis on encouraging each student’s uniqueness and to convey it in designs with original, creative, free and rich expression.
- Master Course
- One-Year / Semester Course
- Art Short Course
- Summer Intensive Course
Master of Bagmaking Interview
Prof. FORTINI (Bag Making)
Prof. BICCI (Bag Design)
Leather art instructors are from families, who has been making leather goods for generations. The atelier where classes are held is located in the area where aristocratic buildings are lined up. The instructor will show students every step of leather crafts in easy comprehensive manner.
Design instructors will train aspiring designers and equips them with the technical skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic design industry.
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