What is the course about?
The role of a stylist is a very creative and exciting way of working in fashion. On this very course we will work to discover your own individual taste and creativity to style clothes and accessories. It will be a very practical course although a fair amount of theoretical information will be provided. Through practical exercises we will learn and get an insight of what styling is. We will work mostly in pairs and use our mobile phones -or a camera if you have one- to photograph ideas and then to make a final informal photoshoot.
What will we cover?
- Daily tasks of fashion stylists
- Writing briefs for clients
- Generating mood boards from various sources, including magazines and fabric swatches
- Practical styling of accessories and clothes
- Insider knowlegde of the fashion industry
- Simple art direction
- Setting up an inpromptu photoshoot.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Describe a fashion stylists' role
- Make a mood board and brief based on a theme
- Style accessories and clothes
- Explain what Art Direction is in the context of a fashion shoot
- Organise a basic photoshoot.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for those curious about this role and who are eager to explore and experiment with their creativity, no previous knowledge is required. You should be happy to work well individually as well as within a group or in pairs. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support each class, handouts and for heath and safety information.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Informal group discussions and feedback will be part of each class, and handouts will also be given. Examples of different ways of working in styling and some key stylists will be shown and websites and bibliography will be recommended. To get the most out of this course, there will homework that will be designed to support and develop students’ exercises in class. Students might as well enjoy working on their mood boards outside the classroom to enrich their sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Some materials will be supplied but you may want to bring some special garments and accessories you would like to style as well as your mobile phone and/or a camera.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Take a look at our fashion pages for other courses in fashion styling.
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