About the Course
Focusing exclusively on womenswear, you will assess what it means to have a personal style by looking at major designers, style icons and street style, (illustrating how dressing differs around the world). Using basic principles of styling, you will learn how to develop a personal style, create a new look, and select the right clothes and accessories for different body shapes (by identifying the best styles, cuts, colours, fabrics, and patterns). The course will also cover various techniques to make the most of your wardrobe including eliminating out of date pieces, co-ordinating outfits, and adding accessories or key fashion pieces to dress-up or dress-down outfits. Please note that this is not a colour consultation course, however during the course you will learn how to maximise the effect of colour in clothing, and select the right colour combinations for your wardrobe.
By the end of the course you will be able to
• Recognise what styles and cut of garments best suit your body
• Understand the basic rules of adding colour to your wardrobe
• Develop a list of essential items to wear for own body shape
• Be able to co-ordinate a number of outfits with current and newly added items in your wardrobe
• Be able to use accessories or key fashion pieces to 'dress up' or 'dress down' an outfit
Class format and activities
Teaching is both in groups and on a one-to-one basis, using demonstrations, discussion, practical exercises, project work, handouts and other technical support material where appropriate. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
This course serves as an introduction to personal styling and is suitable for beginners wishing to learn the essential steps to renew their image and create that new look and wardrobe to match. It is a great first step into the world of fashion.
What you need to know before you enrol
The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building and there is wheelchair access via a lift. Please ask at reception for the code.
Please note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the fashion studios - no liquids at all are allowed.
No previous experience is necessary. Students must be able to speak, read and write in English. Enthusiasm and interest in the subject is essential
What you will need for your class
Notebook, pen, camera.
On the second day you will need to bring a selection of clothes and accessories for day wear and evening wear, (tutor will advise on the first day).
An A4 sketch book ,
Ypu can bring images from high end magazines eg. Voque , Harpers Bazzar , Porter, Love etc
or lower end magazines eg. Grazia, Red , Marie Claire , Elle , Look ,etc
Any Pinterest boards or research files you have already made.
What you can do next
Participants can further develop their skills through a range of courses in styling and fashion.
You might want to try one of the following:
Fashion History: The Evolution of Style
Clothes Making: Beginners
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.