LEATHER ACCESORIES COLECTION

ADVANCED PROTOTYPING TECHNOLOGIES

OVERVIEW & PROCESS

This three piece collection was the result of a prototyping course that focused on incorporating advanced technologies like laser cutting, 3D printing and UV printing into the prototyping process. In developing each accessory, digital patterns were first created using Adobe Illustrator. After the patterns were developed, a low-fidelity paper prototype was made to get an initial understanding of the object's physical proportions. The first prototype was then followed by additional higher-fidelity paper prototypes to refine the accessory's patterns and proportions. Once the patterns were perfected, a first sample was laser cut and sewn together to test construction details and the order of operations for assembly. The final outcome of these processes can be found in the collection below.

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

The ethos of this collection revolved around the idea of grounded perennial beauty. Therefore, I looked to timeless minimalistic silhouettes for inspiration and adapted them to provide additional functionality. To keep the collection grounded, I focused on an earthen color pallete that could seamlessly blend into the natural world.

ENVELOPE WALLET

Featuring a laser etched logo on the front flap, six card holding interior pockets, and a lightweight compact form, the Envelope Wallet is perfect for daily use. 

Envelope Wallet
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LASER CUT

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5.5oz. LEATHER

PRODUCT PICTURES

Front
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Open Exterior View
Exterior View
Flap Down View

TECHNICAL FLATS & COLORWAYS

Three Quarter Flat
Front Flat
Back Flat
Interior Flat
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ATANADO AUBURN

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FOGGY JADE

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PALE BLUSH

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CLASSIC BELT BAG

A timeless belt bag with d-ring strap attachments at the side for versatile wear as a crossbody bag. Included with the bag is a UV printed maze design keychain.

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3oz. LEATHER

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LASER CUT

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UV PRINTED

PRODUCT PICTURES

Front View
Three Quarter View
Side View
Back View
Top Down View
Belt
UV Printed Maze Keychain Front and Back.

TECHNICAL FLATS & COLORWAYS

Side Flat
Back Flat
Front Flat
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BRACKEN BROWN

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ATANADO AUBURN

ANTIQUE ASH

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4oz. LEATHER

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LASER CUT

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UV PRINTED

EVERYDAY LEATHER TOTE

The Everyday tote was designed with ample room and an interior zippered pocket attachment, adding utilitarian value to an everyday essential. Additionally, a reinforced bottom provides a degree of durability and preserves it's semi-structured minimalistic appearance.

PRODUCT PICTURES

Front View
Three Quarter View
Side View
Bottom View
Top Down View
Pocket View

TECHNICAL FLATS & COLORWAYS

Side Flat
Top Down Flat
Front Flat

ATANADO AUBURN

FOGGY JADE

ANTIQUE ASH

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REFLECTIONS

Going into this process I had very limited knowledge of pattern making, and no  leatherworking or advanced prototyping knowledge. By the end of it, I've become proficient with various cutting edge technologies, developed a passion for leatherworking and drastically improved my pattern making abilities. Click below to visualize some of the growth.

VIEW PROGRESS PICTURES