Tara Plummer - Tara Plummer

Finalist of the The AHQ Best Student Made Handbag

Great Britain

2017 Finalist Tara Plummer Tara Plummer


School of Attendance
Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design / NG1 4BU Nottingham, United Kingdom/ This is a fashion school.

What is your major?
Fashion Accessory Design

What inspires you?
I am inspired by abstract artists and sculptors such as Alexander Calder and Richard Deacon as well as my own observations and research into organic forms. This bag is inspired by a hanging cocoon.

Are your bags already in production? Where are they manufactured and how many have you sold to date?
Not yet, I am currently in my first year of studying Fashion Accessory design and this is the first of my bag designs i have manufactured myself using the facilities at university.

What kind of technology do you use to create your bag?
I used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to aid in the design development process. Specialist leather sewing machines for the manufacture of the final product.

Bag Description
Tara Plummer. Cocoon Handbag in Nude Vegetable Tan leather with Grey Suede lining. $500

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