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fashion stylist

fashion stylist

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A fashion stylist works with clothes, accessories and even background props to put together a complete look or style. Fashion designers focus on garments but a Fashion Stylist works with all the details that help to create a style or trend. There are many different avenues and career paths a fashion stylist can follow. This is an ideal “taster course” if you want to explore fashion styling further and see if fashion styling is the right career for you. It’s also a great introduction to the world of fashion merchandising…

Fashion merchandising is all about presenting clothes in a way that appeals and ultimately sells to the target market. A good fashion stylist can transform something mundane into an outfit that looks spectacular by “simply” adding a few details and presenting it in a way that excites consumers. This fashion stylist course will teach you to recognise exactly what it is that makes a style or trend – so you can recreate any style or fashion look successfully regardless of your own personal preferences. What’s more, you’ll be able to add your own twist and maybe even start a whole new trend! You’ll learn how to work with colour and you’ll explore visual communication and how to create a fashion story. This is particularly important if you want to work in fashion merchandising.

One thing is for certain; fashion is BIG BUSINESS and it’s an exciting and dynamic industry to work in. Become a certified Fashion Stylist with this course and use your qualification to kickstart a career in fashion merchandising, explore fashion stylist career options or help you create a focused portfolio to secure a college place on a full-time fashion course.

STUDY METHOD: 100% online with 1 to 1 tutor support

START DATE: Newly revised & updated course is available Jan 2019. Enrolments now open so you can book your place early and save.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: None – just the ability to read & write clearly, commitment and a willingness to learn

DURATION: You will have 8 months to complete the course. Paid extensions are available if required.

HOW IT WORKS: Continuous Assessment/No Exams – There are 6 Modules in this course. Each module has an assignment so you can put into practice what you have learned. You’ll receive personal feedback from your tutor for each assignment so you continually improve. At the end of the course you will complete a Final Project bringing together everything you have learned throughout the course and integrating your skills. The work you complete is deliberately structured so that as you complete your projects you will simultaneously build a great portfolio.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: An internationally recognised qualification (with university credits) and a fantastic portfolio. This will provide you with a powerful tool to SHOW what you can do and help you get work as quickly as possible.

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Introduction

Fashion Stylists have been called “Designers of Style”, because they use clothes, accessories and background props when necessary, to put together a complete look or style. Whether it be for the high street, the catwalk or the fashion pages of a glossy magazine, stylists set the trends that everyone else follows. The fashion industry is BIG BUSINESS, and styling can be a highly profitable career as well as exciting and dynamic!

A good Fashion Stylist can take what looks like an ordinary outfit and turn it into something spectacular by “simply” adding a few accessories or fitting it in a particular way. They have an ability to transform the mundane into something that looks visually exciting and desirable, and that’s why skilled fashion stylists are in high demand, creating a look that will sell for their client. This fashion stylist course will teach you how create results that wow! Following is an overview of what you can expect to learn on this course…  

Introduction

Fashion Stylists have been called “Designers of Style”, because they use clothes, accessories and background props when necessary, to put together a complete look or style. Whether it be for the high street, the catwalk or the fashion pages of a glossy magazine, stylists set the trends that everyone else follows. The fashion industry is BIG BUSINESS, and styling can be a highly profitable career as well as exciting and dynamic!

A good Fashion Stylist can take what looks like an ordinary outfit and turn it into something spectacular by “simply” adding a few accessories or fitting it in a particular way. They have an ability to transform the mundane into something that looks visually exciting and desirable, and that’s why skilled fashion stylists are in high demand, creating a look that will sell for their client. This fashion stylist course will teach you how create results that wow! Following is an overview of what you can expect to learn on this course…

COMMUNICATING YOUR IDEAS

The role of the stylist revolves around the ability to create a visually pleasing look – after all, fashion stylists are employed because a client understands the importance of achieving the perfect look for their clothes and accessories, and they want to get it right first time. Successful stylists have an air of confidence, because most of them don’t begin to put a style or display together until they can see in their mind’s eye exactly how the end result will look once it has been completed. Furthermore, they can also communicate their ideas visually and persuasively by using a number of different tools to help their clients and other team members to envision their ideas as accurately as possible…

Successful communication of your styling ideas is imperative when you are working to a client’s brief and when you are working with a team of creative people – all of whom might have their own ideas about what they would like to achieve. The ability to communicate your styling ideas effectively and professionally will help you to sell your ideas and ensure that you determine the creative direction for a project. Some of the things this course will teach you include the following:

  • Tear-sheets and storyboards – the language of Fashion Stylists
  • Communicating visually with mood & concept boards
  • Writing captions and details accurately
  • Successful team productions – working with photographers, make-up & hair stylists
  • Planning for success – creating schedules and co-ordinating tasks

THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

What is it that makes a great style? Many people have a natural instinct for fashion and style, but they can’t explain their ideas or define exactly why a style works or doesn’t as the case may be – and this can cause doubt in a client’s mind…

On this course you will be introduced to the individual components of style and design, and you will learn to identify how they work together. By understanding how a successful style is constructed, you will be able to easily recreate any style effectively, whatever your own personal preferences – and you should be able to do so with your own unique twist! In addition to “training your eye”, this section of the course will give you the vocabulary and industry terminology to communicate effectively with other stylists and designers, so that you can explain precisely why your ideas will work, and make a plausible and confident case for your creative suggestions. The topics covered include the following:

  • Assessing style – training your eye to notice the details
  • The elements of style – the individual components of style and how to use them
  • Building a mood – using the right combination of elements to create the mood you want
  • Testing – building your confidence and your portfolio

WORKING WITH COLOUR

Colour is such a strong visual element that even if you are working with top designer labels and haute coutre clothing – clashing and ill-chosen colours can create an effect that’s cheap and garish. However, choosing winning colour combinations can be a great asset, and in areas such as fashion buying and visual merchandising, the effects are immediately reflected in product sales and turnover…

The key to success is in achieving a harmonious balance between the colours of the clothes themselves, accessories and backdrops, and doing so in such a way that you focus attention on the clothes and create a mood that makes consumers want to buy. Developing an eye for colour can help you to become highly sought after, and during this course you will be introduced to the colour wheel and how you can use it to create winning colour combinations every time. Topics covered include…

  • The Colour Wheel – using it to select harmonious colour combinations
  • Simultaneous contrast – how to make any colour look good
  • Colour characteristics – using colour to achieve special effects
  • Light and colour – how they work together

FASHION STORY

Fashion Stylists do more than an outfit together; they use visual props such as backdrops and accessories to suggest a lifestyle and so tell a fashion story, featuring the clothes as the main character. It may sound a little outlandish, but it’s about presenting visual displays and images in a way that appeal to an audience causing them to buy. That is essentially what Fashion Styling is all about!

The key to success is in choosing all the elements of your look carefully, so that you create a fashion story that is congruent, and the best way to do that is to begin by understanding who the consumers are and what will appeal to them most. Within this topic, you will be taught the following:

  • Understanding the Target Market
  • Building a Fashion Story
  • Choosing the right details for the story you are trying to tell!

Conclusion

This fashion stylist course has been training people to become successful fashion stylists for almost 20 years. It was the first course of it’s kind to provide specialist training and the means to become a certified fashion stylist. With the appropriate method of training anyone can develop an “eye” for the right details, and this fashion stylist course can teach you how to recognise what works and why, so that you can recreate your own looks, and create results that wow! Enrol now and write YOUR fashion story!

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IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

This introductory course is ideal for anyone who is working in (or wants to work in) fashion retail and merchandising. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to set yourself apart from the competition when applying for retail or merchandising jobs and it’s the ideal course if you want to explore the fashion styling industry. We recommend this course for…

Anyone involved in Fashion Retail & Visual Merchandising
Fashion Sales/Marketing Firms & Branding Consultants
If you need a Fashion Portfolio for full-time college application

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