During the eighty-hour Shoes and Bags Technology programme, you will gain an accurate understanding of the processes and techniques required for creating prototypes of shoes and bags.
At the end of the programme your teachers and the Head of Department can advise you on further steps in your career as a student or as a professional in the Fashion Industry. The course is dedicated to allowing you to discover and exercise footwear and bag artisan techniques using Polimoda’s fully equipped laboratories in close collaboration with your teachers.
You will immediately start practising artisan and leather hand sewing techniques and you will learn how to use all the machines. Your teachers will demonstrate the complexity of the construction of selected styles of shoes and bags and you will learn the terminology of the majority of the components in Italian and English.
During the four-week programme you will create a pair of basic ballerinas and a tote bag with the guidance of a Master and a technical assistant. Simultaneously, with the basic drawing classes you will learn to make Illustrator drawings and you will be shown software programmes for 2D and 3D design. Leather Technology will help you understand the different types of hides and how to identify the differences in quality and the tanning process. You will start working on spec sheets and learn how to make precise technical drawings, a must-know communication tool for any leather technician.
Furthermore, we will also provide a look at how manufacturers organise production and manage the supply chain, we will explain and analyse them together and consequently, ask you to apply them to the personal final project. During the course you will visit a Tannery, an Accessories Manufacturer and a Last Factory.
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