Fashion Image, Styling & Fashion Ceremony
PATHWAY* · FASHION CEREMONY
Additional study for core course · 1 week
Participants will be introduced to the role of the stylist as image consultant for ceremonies and great occasions. An overview of various references where an image consultant can draw inspiration to style the client will be undertaken: approach to client consultation, seasonal fashion trends and body type analysis. A general overview of image in visual, retail and communication will be illustrated. The course will analyse ceremony style
through red carpet and celebrity project styling, while on-site visits of retail spaces will also introduce the field of the personal shopper. The week will continue with personal style development including makeup and hairstyle, with practical approaches on how to apply them. The final part of the course will look at the experience of photo-shoots, creating a style ‘story’ for ceremonial dress.
*Pathways are 1 week study courses that focus on a particular theme or skill within a ‘core’ study area. Participants choose pathways as an add-on to their core course in order to undertake further study in their chosen subject.
This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the stylist’s role in the current fashion market, investigating the various career options. There is a particular focus on the introduction to editorial and personal styling. Participants will gain knowledge on how styling and fashion image are used to attract a global fashion audience, whilst also gaining individual styling knowledge (personal identity). The course looks at various areas such as concept development research, visual presentation skills and practical styling outcomes. Historic fashion styles as well as key looks and trends are also introduced.
COURSE THEMES · CORE COURSE
Style overview: participants study and explore key periods in history that represent past, present styles, future fashion trends and the elements that characterize and influence them. In order to fully understand the role of the stylist, participants will be guided in sourcing and collating information from research tools such as books and fashion magazines and through specific virtual domains relevant to fashion and luxury, as well as conducting iconographic research on.
Personal identity: participants evaluate the different types of human faces and bodies and are introduced to the skills and techniques used to enhance particular physical features such as hairstyling and make-up. They will gain an understanding of the fundamental elements used to dictate a style (i.e. the importance of colour, silhouette, accessories and their combination) and key notions in photo shoot planning and narrative.