Diversified career opportunities for Lifestyle & Accessory Design aspirants
The Lifestyle Accessory Design (LAD) undergraduate programme educates and trains students to visualize and create lifestyle accessories using diverse material, processes, and technologies
Ever entered an office where a hand-crafted accessory drew your attention? Does the interior of a hotel or resort entice you? Or envied a neighbour for that unique candle stand in their living room? Likely all these are the creation of a “lifestyle accessory designer”.
As the spending power increases, more and more people have started investing in accessories. Although accessories are a popular shopping choice for women, men are not lagging far behind as they use sunglasses, wallets, shoes, belts and much more.
Lifestyle Accessory Designing is an exciting field of creativity and experimentation. For a complete ensemble, many people rely on the addition of accessories. Accessories not only help complete an outfit but also add a splash of colour, personality, and style to the wearer. It deals with the design of a wide variety of wearable and non-wearable accessory objects, encompassing personal accessories such as bags, shoes, jewellery as well as home décor objects. The role of an accessory designer is to harmonise both the aesthetics and functionality of lifestyle products..
The Lifestyle Accessory Design (LAD) undergraduate programme educates and trains students to design unique products while keeping in mind the current fashion trends. Professionals should be aware of the past, current, and future developments in the fashion industry. Students get an opportunity to work in a wide spectrum of domains such as jewellery; watches; bags; luggage; footwear; lighting; furniture, space accessories, interior objects, colours, and materials. Aspirants willing to make a career in the fashion sector should be creative, understand the technology and markets, have a problem-solving mindset, should be result-oriented and have the capability to work in a team or lead a team.
Ajit Bhandari from UPES School of Design says, “Lifestyle Accessory Design programme builds proficiency to take on challenges of rapidly developing neo-luxury markets for consumers who express their lifestyle through their accessories. The undergraduate programme is structured to inculcate skills of design, research, strategy, technology, and management required to develop a desirable lifestyle accessory. Due to the changing global business dynamics, there are plenty of career opportunities in interiors, jewellery, luggage, trend research and forecasting, and even academics. Design aspirants should have a keen sense of observation, skills of problem-solving and interest in exploring new things.”
UPES School of Design
UPES School of Design prepares skilled professionals who have expertise in technology and are fully conversant with two or more areas of importance, which they achieve through specialisation courses. The students come out as responsible designers who have a willingness to collaborate, possess cultural understanding, are agile and have broad-based innovation capabilities; designers who can create intelligent, inclusive, sensitive designs, whether to make big differences or small ones. Industry collaborations such as with Lakshya Digital, Desmania Design, and Studio 34 interweave real-world learning with classroom teaching in a way that students employ design-led problem-solving techniques to address the most pressing issues of the world. The courses offered by the School of Design are made for creative minds who can think beyond conventional. Students are encouraged to go out and interact with the outside world to learn about the design possibilities in everyday life. Education through exploration is the basis of the learning at UPES School of Design. With an infrastructure comprising high-end computer workstations, vacuum-forming machines, and spray-painting booths, among other creative learning aids, the UPES School of Design guides and directs young talents to their true potential in creating innovative designs.