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ECAL Master Class in

Luxury Accessories Design

67105M / 14hrs

This course offers an introduction to design and creativity in the luxury world through the presentation of excellent projects realized by ECAL Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students. The participants will have the opportunity to discover three case studies from iconic brands specialized in the fields of fashion, accessories and craftsmanship: Chopard, Hermès and Vacheron Constantin. During the workshop, participants will experience the creative process through an exercise which consists in designing leather accessories out of a piece of paper.

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- Discover the way a luxury brand work with a designer (from the brief to the production)
- Understand the notion of corporate identity, brands heritage and innovation in a creative project
- Develop your creativity

- With academic qualification or work experience in creative industry or design field

- Introduction
- Lecture and Presentation
- Project brief: design a leather accessory out of a piece of paper
- Workshop
- Presentation / discussion


Nicolas Le Moigne
Nicolas Le Moigne has been heading the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL since 2012. This one-year program offers the students the opportunity to develop briefed projects in close collaboration with brands specialized in Luxury in different fields, such as tableware (Baccarat, Christofle), fashion and accessories (Hermès, Chopard, Retrosuperfuture), gastronomy (Mauviel, Rémy Martin, Ruinart) beauty and perfumery (Aésop, Maison Francis Kurkdjian) and from the watch industry (Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Hublot). These projects brought the program an international presence through exhibitions in Shanghai, Dubai, Milan, London, Paris, or Geneva. Apart from his responsibilities at ECAL, Nicolas works as design consultant for many established brands.

Enrico Pietra
Enrico Pietra has just been appointed as teaching assistant for the MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL, where he graduated in 2017. During his studies had the opportunity to design 2 leather bags for Chopard that are now in the collection of the Swiss based brand. This unique experience allowed him to travel from Florence (manufacture) to Basel (launch of the new collection during the international watch fair, Basel World). A few months ago he founded a design studio with the intention to develop some of the projects started at ECAL and to reach a bigger network through future exhibitions.

Date: 26 & 27 Jan 2018 (Fri & Sat)
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm & 1:30pm to 5:30pm (7hrs)
Standard Rate: HK$8,400
Early Bird Discount: HK$7,980 (Deadline: 19 Dec 2017)
Special Discount: HK$7,560 (Deadline: 12 Jan 2018)
     for ECAL Alumni, VTC Staff & Alumni, Members of Sponsors and Supporting Organisations, and 2 course enrollments at the same time


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