How Do You Come Up with New Ideas?
A lot of people ask how I come up with designs for handbags and accessories. I actually design and come up with ideas as I sketch. There is something about putting pen to paper that is part of the creative process.
In advance I may have tear sheets, leather swatches or samples of vintage handbags that inspire me for a specific collection but the actual shape and details of the bags don't appear until I sit down with a pencil and paper.
I don't sit at the computer and design a bag. It is all done by hand surrounded by beautiful swatches and whatever inspires me.
I think technology is fantastic. I have been on social media and the Internet forever..but I am old school when it comes to the design process. I love the smell of leather and playing around with my vintage accessories.
|Sketch in progress|