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Danielle LEGER

Nationality: Canada
Course: Bag Making
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2018

A small town girl from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Danielle Leger has always had big dreams. After graduating in Montreal at LaSalle College in Fashion Marketing, Danielle was ready for the next step to pursue her career dreams as a businesswoman and designer. With the intention of one day starting her own bag and accessories company, Danielle’s next step was to come to a place that is World renowned for its high quality craftsmanship and fashion sense. She found everything she was looking for at Accademia Riaci in Florence, Italy, enrolling in a one year program in Bag Making & Design. Danielle loves challenging herself in the creative arts and bag making, and is tremendously happy to be at this school to do so.

カナダのニューブランズウィック州フレデリクトン出身の小さな街の女の子、Danielle Legerには大きな夢がありました。モントリオールにあるラサール・カレッジでファッション・マーケティングを学んだ後、Danielleは彼女のビジネスウーマンとデザイナーとしてのキャリアと夢に向かって次のステップに進みます。いつの日か自分のバッグ・アクセサリー会社をスタートさせるため、Danielleの次のステップはその質の高い職人魂とファッションセンスで世界的に有名な場所に来る事でした。彼女はイタリア、フィレンツェのアカデミアリアチのカバン制作・デザインワンイヤーコースに求めていたもの全てを見つけました。Danielleは制作活動やバッグ制作で自身を試すことが好きなので、この学校でそれができる事が本当にハッピーです。

Nov. 24, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Bag Making/Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Danielle LEGER | Course: Bag Making/Design

Bag Making 2-One Year Course 2017


This week, I continued to work on my backpack! I cut and glued on the magnet for the exterior flap that closes the bag. I then made paper shapes for the flap to create the desired sizing, and then cut the shapes into the leather and lining. I also made a cut for a zipper to go on the flap for an interior pocket.




Today, I worked on the design and details of my future brand. I decided on the target market, the price points, the style of the brand, and the competitors of the brand. I researched in a magazine called Zoom On Fashion Trends S/S18 for mood board inspiration. For lunch, I went to a lovely bar called La Terrazza della Rinascente Firenze, and found a heart shape in the clouds, as seen in my picture! After lunch, I continued to work on my designs, and did more research in the magazines Zoom on Fashion Trends. This time, I looked at seasons S/S19 and A/W19, observing color and style trends.

Zoom On Fashion Trends S/S18という冊子を使ってムードボードのインスピレーションのためのリサーチをしました。お昼はフィレンツェのリナッシェンテにあるTerrazzaという可愛いバーに行って、写真にあるように雲の中にハートを見つけました!ランチの後は、デザインの研究を続けて、Zoom on Fashion Trends でさらなるリサーチをしました。このときは、S/S19と A/W19シーズンの色とスタイルのトレンドを考察しました。



Today I continued to work on my backpack. I cut more pieces of leather and lining, and sewed the leather and lining pieces together. I then painted the edges a light blue color, in order to match the pastel blue color of the backpacks exterior and the light blue lining. Later that day, I had a wonderful art class and learned some history on Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Raffaello Sanzio.




Today I worked on stitching some more lining onto the leather. I also made the handle and stitched it onto the bag, as well as stitched other parts of the bag together. Furthermore, my classmates and I took many selfies today, as two of them had their last day today and will leave Florence to go back home this weekend.





The school was closed today and so I was unable to do my independent studies in the school. Luckily, there are many fantastic cafes and restaurants in Florence! I went to the Central Market to get some work done, as well as have a cappuccino and eat!



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