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Course: Bag Design
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 2, 2019 - Apr. 24, 2020
Week 2 : Bag design course
Today I showed Prof. Veronica my bag sketches that I have developed from last week session. She suggested me some ideas to create more bag shapes and how can I make these shapes and lines into the design and how to add functions to the bags. She also taught me how to do proper sketching. What tools should I use. We talked about how to create a collection for daily use or special items for capsule collection.
Today we talked about the principle of design. Prof. Veronica gave us some thoughtful advices which are
– Be curious about the world around you
– Have a strong desire to learn new things
– How Italian design going back to the root
– Trending: Customization and how to bring this approach to my design
Basic lesson class: Storia dell’arte del Rinascimento
Today Prof. Barbara talked about Renaissance artists and their works that related to Florence. We have learned about Michelangelo Buonarrotti, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Rafaello Sanzio di Urbino, Leonardo Da Vinci. It was an interesting class. I like to know the trivia of the artists and their lives. What inspired and influenced to their works.
I have developed 4 bag designs this week with details on the sketches. Prof. Veronica advised me that I should consider which direction to go toward what I want. At the moment it seems like my designs divided into 2 styles and how to make them look more cohesive as a whole collection. She also suggested some Italian brands that I could take a look as references. We discussed about the design solution and sizing for each bag, how to make them more practical and have variety ways of use.
Art visit: Chiesa di Santa Trinita
Today we went to see Santa Trinita Chuch which was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 13-14th century over a Romanesque church. I saw the beautiful façade that was designed by Buontalenti also Fresco paintings and altar piece inside the church. Prof.Barbara told us the history of them. After finishing the tour, me and a couple of friends went to see the store of an Italian luxury footwear brand AQUAZZURA that based in Florence as a research then we had lunch together at Il Mercato Centrale.
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