With the influx of influencers, bloggers and celebrities dominating our social media feeds, the fashion stylist has become one of the most exciting, in-demand and powerful roles within the fashion industry today.
If you’re a regular reader of fashion titles like Vogue, i-D, Elle, Grazia, or a follower of influential fashion bloggers and influencers on social media, this course will allow you to explore the paths to take you forward into this exciting industry.
As a fashion stylist you work with a team of industry experts (designers, make-up artists and photographers), and so this course is structured to reflect this dynamic.
The course is a great introduction for anyone who’s keen to explore the skills surrounding the role of fashion stylist.
It’s great for someone looking to build first-hand experience and portfolio-standard work that’ll support an attempt to gain work experience and college/university applications.
On this course, you will:
- discuss the influential stylists in the industry and the key work they’ve produced
- gain an understanding of the work involved in the lead up to a photo shoot
- research and develop ideas into innovative and inspiring images (still or moving)
- build mood boards to communicate your visual message
- learn about the varying paths and roles you can take as a fashion stylist
- experience working as a stylist in a studio setting and external locations
- work in teams towards producing a final image.
You’ll be introduced to the many possible career opportunities fashion styling can lead to within the industry, including magazine editorial, online retail, in store, celebrity/television and personal shopping.
The course will include daily lectures and workshops which will set the tone for the day’s practical task, whilst working alongside a week long project which will conclude with a final presentation.
Lectures will include industry interviews, short films and presentations.
Alongside this you’ll lead research in the classroom and in the library, looking at the history of fashion styling.
What will I gain?
The final outcome of the course will be a mood board showing your research and creative approach, and a high-quality image, all of which can be added to your portfolio.
Level: Open to all
Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for fashion and an interest in developing your creative and idea generation skills.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You will have access to our modern teaching rooms, IT suites, professional mannequins and collaborative working spaces to develop your ideas and styling concepts.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor profile: Dennis Immanuel started his fashion career whilst studying at University.
Short of cash, he started to customise t-shirts using an airbrush, and selling them out of his dormitory to other students on campus.
A natural artist with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Dennis started a streetwear label called Moniyang with a friend, which grew a keen following in London.
Dennis has also been a costume designer, working on the romantic Bollywood comedy ‘Ticket to Bollywood’ which was filmed in London, Bournemouth and Mumbai.
Dennis has since been commissioned to style for the Jonathan Ross show and London Fashion Week, as well as giving live style makeovers on Sky’s Chrissy B Show.
Dennis was also the stylist for award-winning independent film ‘White Colour Black’, which was selected for the prestigious BFI London Festival.
Dennis’s credits include some top industry publications such as Disorder Magazine, Asiana Magazine, HUF Magazine, The Pink Prince Magazine, Menswear Buyer and many more.
He has also worked on commercial campaigns for Snickers, Money and Hownd.
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Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee, and also for under 16 year olds as long as you are accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.
If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 14
1 week (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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