Become an Accessory Designer to Make Money in Fashion

There is a global recession, household income has dwindled and that means a less disposable income for luxury goods. This is having a major impact on the fashion industry. Therefore you may want to become an accessory designer to make money in fashion in the current economy if you are already in the industry.

Why should you become an accessory designer to make money in fashion?

Become an Accessory Designer to Make Money in FashionWith the price tags on designer clothes very steep, more people are finding it easier to spend on accessories such as shoes, bags, and jewelleries.

According to an excerpt from Fashionista,

Want to make it in the fashion design business and actually profit? Well then, you better start brushing up on your accessory design skills, because, according to The New York Times, that’s where all the money is.

A decade ago, accessories design was considered the little sister of sorts of traditional fashion design: Less important and less glamorous. The thinking was, if you didn’t make it as a fashion designer, you could start designing accessories. But thanks to a shaky economy, the tables have turned. In a sense it’s not surprising: Obviously the first place people begin to cut back in a recession is with discretionary purchases, like designer clothing. Now that the economy is improving, however, women who do have the money are more likely to spend it on a pair of $1000 shoes they can wear all the time rather than an $8000 dress they’ll wear once.

Tips on how to become an accessory designer:

  • Read books on fashion design or fashion accessory design, Amazon is a good place to buy some.
  • Be inspired by famous designers by reading their books or autobiography; so that you can follow their footsteps and go even beyond them.
  • Get a formal education in fashion accessory design

Here are some recommendations from Amazon:
             

Become an Accessory Designer to Make Money in Fashion

Here are some reasons why you should consider becoming an accessory designer:

We knew women’s fashion had taken a hit–a big one–during the recession, but turns out the situation is worse than we thought. “Women’s fashion, for the last 18 months, has been running negative numbers,” Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst at NPD Group told the paper. Meaning, basically, that women’s fashion, as a whole, is losing money. So just how are all these designer labels keeping afloat? Accessories. Just ask Michael Kors, whose company spokesperson told the paper that accessories and related merchandise accounted for 75 percent of total revenue in 2012. Blimey…

This would explain why, for example, Victoria Beckham is launching an eyewear line, or why Elle decided to relaunch Elle Accessories, or why Barneys recently redid its shoe floor.

Add these to your collections:

Bric's Cervo - Turnlock Leather Satchel

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Peep-Toe Pump

Loriblu Gold Metallic Leather Platform Evening Shoes

Antica Murrina Lapilli - Long Murano Glass Necklace

Become an Accessory Designer to Make Money in Fashion
Become an Accessory Designer to Make Money in Fashion
Become an Accessory Designer to Make Money in Fashion
Become an Accessory Designer to Make Money in Fashion
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  1.  Cervo – Turnlock Leather Satchel
  2. Suede Peep-Toe Pump      
  3. Gold Metallic Leather Platform Evening Shoes
  4. Antica Murrina Lapilli – Long Murano Glass Necklace

SEE ALSO – great collections by famous designers below:

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs handbags

Michael Kors collections

Jewellery collections

Moschino

McQ alexander McQueen

So, basically, we’re looking at a future with more shoes–and less dresses. Click here to read more from Fashionista

If you are thinking of a career in fashion accessory design, or about diversification,  perhaps now is the time to start. People will always buy accessories.

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