Fashion Stylist

Continuing Study Programs - Milan

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By conceiving and designing the atmosphere and style, a Fashion Stylist creates, takes care and expresses the visual identity of a brand, magazine or fashion event. An image expert, he is always up-to-date with current trends and capable of joining creativity and communication. Following specific aesthetic parameters and creating suggestions and stimulating interpretations, he/she places the product within a context that makes it visible and accessible.
In practice, the Fashion Stylist is in charge of selecting combinations of clothes and accessories for photo shootings, events and fashion shows, relating it with the specific image and communication that needs to be conveyed. He/she selects models and works in close cooperation with the creative director of the brand. His/her main objective is to create a complex and coordinated style-look.

The Fashion Stylist course learning objective  is to train professionals who can effectively intervene in the communication, promotion and valorisation of the fashion-product and its aesthetic and stylistic imaginary. The course starts with an analysis of the iconographic, historical and visual fashion background, with the objective of understanding the different typologies in style and trends. This will enable students to create their own styling project.
The structure of the course allows to deepen different scenarios in which this professional operates, by analysing the close relationship between different cultural disciplines. 

Language: The lessons are held in Italian language; to attend the course, is required a good knowledge of Italian language reading and oral comprehension.

  • Start date
    November 2021
  • Duration
    6 Months
  • Attendance
  • Language

The teaching methodology combines frontal lectures with practical workshops aiming at enhancing the course contents through practical experience. Students will be asked to actively participate and contribute to the learning process through intermediate tests, research and in-depth analysis of one or more topics of the course, to be presented and discussed during lessons.

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    • Contemporary Fashion

      The course analyses the developments in contemporary fashion with the goal of identifying trends and modalities of communication in the fashion system. When studying trends and styles, the course touches upon historical cultural, social and economic developments in order to provide students with the tools necessary to understand contemporary fashion, its mechanisms, key personalities and the most relevant phenomena.

    • Visual Culture

      The course is structured so as to give a general overview of what has happened over the last five years in the different “visual” fields. In a society like ours, which is more and more invaded by images, it is important to study all the disciplines related to creativity in order to stimulate the curiosity and give continuous updates to those interested in the progress of communication languages. It is also important to deal with the media and grasp their mechanisms by studying new talents, trends and proposals of the contemporary age and trying to read an image, understand its source and how to find and use it.

    • Photoshop

      The aim of the course is to provide students with specific knowledge and methods to enable them to work easily and increase productivity. During the lessons, the students will gain all the necessary skills for image editing and for matching text and images, as well as to present their personal ideas (moodboard), create photomontage and edit images in the post-production phase so as to personalise the files and compose communication layouts.

    • Advertising

      Introduction to business communication topics: communicating, informing, promoting. Managing communication strate- gies. Project methodology. Managing multidisciplinary teams.

    • Cool Hunting

      The course aims at developing students’ cross-sector reception abilities and lead them to identify, recognise and decode the characteristics of a country, a city or an environment, which are likely to succeed at a global level and to become “fashion”. After that, the students will have to rearrange and translate such characteristics into a shared language, so as to propose new product and visual communication concepts for the emerging and/or leading markets in the various areas of specialisation.

    • Fashion Show

      The course will analyse the fashion show as the highest expression of a brand’s style. The construction of a fashion show will be analysed in all its aspects, including the interaction among the various actors by following the red thread that links Fashion Designer, Press Office, Stylist, casting, Location, Make Up Artist, Director and Sound Designer.

    • Styling

      Starting from the analysis and interpretation of fashion trends, the course will then effectuate an accurate research through the creation of a moodboard. Students will be given the tools to understand how to create a visual imaginary connected to a theme and how to then put it into practice on a set. The work centres around artistic direction, taking into account all the aspects requested by an editorial: styling, casting, photography, lighting, location, studio, make-up and hair styling.

    • Photographic Tecnhiques

      Students will perfect their photographic techniques and will then enter their different branches, ranging from photo shoot to still life. The course will also analyse the use of technical equipment, light composition and photographic sets.

    • Shooting

      The course will begin with the study of techniques in composing a style and creating fashion stories. It will then touch upon the choice of the subject and the practical implementation of a studio photo shooting, which will then be followed by the editing process and the choice of images for the creation of a portfolio.