For Emerging Designers

ENVISION: The Young Accessory Designer's Guide to Collection Development
by Meca McKinney

To transition from being a hobbyist or design student to becoming a full-fledged accessory designer selling your line to stores with a dedicated following, there are important steps to take.
This book guides you step-by-step through the process, seamlessly. It will help you take your concepts from vague ideas to a fully realized collection with concise instructions and projects along the way. You'll learn how to take your one-of-a-kind crafts to a full collection with the input from myself and 4 other successful independent designers.
By the end of the book, you will have designed a signature body of work and have a professional presentation of your own collection of accessories.
ENVISION is chockful of business resources, sketches, photography and much more, you'll learn:
  • how to find, collect and organize inspiration,
  • sketching & technical design for your manufacturers
  • producing line sheets to take wholesale orders
  • developing & editing your collection
  • how to have a professional photo shoots of your collection (on a shoe-string budget)
  • designing packaging
  • presenting your collection in a professional presentation to stores, an investor
  • and much more...
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