What is the course about?
The role of a Stylist is a very creative and exciting way of working in Fashion. On this very intensive 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.
What will we cover?
We will learn about the role of a stylist and her/his daily tasks. We will work making briefs and mood boards as well as styling accessories and clothes and will learn the very basics of how the fashion industry works. We will research and think about art direction as well as making photo shoots. There will be lessons about colour theory, trend hunting and we will experiment with patterns and textiles.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand what is a Fashion Stylist and what is her/his job about
- Make a mood board and briefing based on a theme
- Style accessories and clothes
- Understand what Art Direction is
- 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?
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.
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 very intensive 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?
After Styling and you have fashion skills, and experienced at sewing -
VX480 Make a Kimono
VX055 Introduction to pattern grading or try some
VX168 Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing.