Fashion Stylist

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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The educational objective of the course is to train professionals in the fashion industry who are able to take part in the creative process, the value proposition and the promotion of a brand or a fashion product and its defining style and aesthetic. Becoming a Fashion Stylist, which is a multidisciplinary and analytical profile, requires the completion of a transversal educational path which must include a solid cultural background and a strong understanding of the technical tools of photography, video-making, and the world of fashion. Fashion Stylists have the ability to create a wide framework of visual and aesthetic references for a brand and interpret and analyse trends.
From the second year students have the possibility to attend the specialisation in Fashion Communication (taught exclusively in Italian) to create and manage an integrated communication strategy, manage an advertising campaign, deal with the media and those operating throughout the sector, organize events and fashion shows, but also plan and launch a product, a designer or a brand.

Title - This Diploma, accredited by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), is equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

Get an isight into the creative professions: Fashion Stylist

Context – Lately this profession has widened its range of competences to the point where it now plays a fundamental role in the artistic direction of collections, integrated communication strategies, cool hunting and trend setting.

Methodology and structure – The course trains students through a practical experimentation of the methods, the tools which have been studied and the cultural aspects: the projects (photo shoots of women, men and still life) are undertaken by studying the phases of research/development/and realization and represent the basic building blocks of the course of study. Each subject is thought about as it relates to the project: the technical and creative tools (software, digital corrections of the images, creating video); the cultural signals (contemporary fashion, photography, semiotics and in general being able to interpret images).

The fundamental goal is to form a Fashion Stylist capable of managing the creative process, the mechanisms of project design, to gain a full understanding of the different styles that fashion has historically experienced, as well as the contemporary trends, and to gain the ability to critically analyse new forms of fashion.

Careers - Fashion Stylist, Brand Consultant, Creative Direction Coordinator, Fashion Research Expert, Fashion Editorial Expert, Trend Forecaster

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Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Alex Vaccani - Course Coordinator

Alex Vaccani - Course Coordinator
During his professional pathway in the fashion field, he worked as assistant for one of the most well-known stylists, Patti Wilson. This job experience offered him the possibility to be on the sets of internationally known photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier and Tom Munro. He showed his eclectic taste to his customers, such as Frankie Morello, Ernesto Esposito, Bruno Magli, Massimo Rebecchi, Evisu, Adidas, and others. In 2010, he co-founded TOH! a web magazine dealing with fashion, music and art.

Leila Cerullo - Course Coordinator

Leila Cerullo - Course Coordinator
Lifestyle Coach she has developed over twenty years of experience in the fashion field, working in the press office of some of the most important fashion companies and brands such as Emporio Armani and Valentino. She was Head of PR and Press Office UK&WW for Vivienne Westwood in London and Fornari Group and Fashion Box Group back in Milan. She has also been Senior Account Director at Karla Otto, one of the most relevant PR agency in Milan.

Tommaso Basilio

Tommaso Basilio
Is a Professional Journalist since 1987. He started his career as Editor-in-Chief of Uomo Vogue, continuing a collaboration for the magazines Per Lui and Myster. He later became Image Director of Romeo Gigli, and Press office and Communication Manager for Malò. Today he writes for Class, D La Repubblica delle Donne, and Style. Additionally he is Art Director and Stylist for fashion advertisements and fashion and design events. He is an established Professor of History of Photography in IED Moda.

Riccardo Conti

Riccardo Conti
He is an Art Critic, Independent Curator, Teacher and Academic of visual and video culture. He collaborated with different magazine such as Exibart, Urban, Vogue, Officiel Hommes, Cross, and he’s been Art Editor for the fashion magazine Rodeo. He’s currently contributing writer at VICE Italia, Vogue.it, L’Uomo Vogue, Prismo, i-D Italy and Flair. He is authoring TV programs like Life Sharing and Houdini- art noises for communication group YAM-Endemol.

Carlotta Crosera

Carlotta Crosera
After the degree at Polimoda International Institute in Florence, she graduated from University of Milano with a degree in Art History; besides her work as a Teacher, she collaborates as a Curator and consultant on projects regarding arts/fashion/photography.

Guia Rossi

Guia Rossi
She is a professional Journalist and Fashion & Design Editor. She collaborates with several fashion magazines and design of Condé Nast, Hearst Magazine Italy, Cairo and Mondadori. The experience in the field of digital cinema, interlaced fashion, represents an important segment of her current research in multimedia.

Riccardo Slavik

Riccardo Slavik
He started working as a freelance stylist and became a key figure in Milano's thriving nightlife. In 2000 he started a 12 year collaboration with weekly magazine Anna, subsequently named A, when it was closed he started writing for Grazia, where he's still working. He was part of the celebrated online fashion magazine Flamboyant. He styled for Flaunt, Fiasco, Posh, and other independent magazines and styled campaigns here and in China. His latest collaboration is with Collectible DRY, an independent style magazine based in Milano.

Giulia Smith

Giulia Smith
After an experience at Bottega Veneta, Giulia has been PR and communication Manager at Vivienne Westwood for several years. She has worked with Vanity Fair Spain and is a consultant for numerous labels at international level. She has a degree in fashion design and has followed specialized courses in styling. Giulia is currently working with some of the most prestigious agencies of events and communication as Maximilian Linz Press and PR and Studio Luisa Bertoldo.

Giangi Giordano

Giangi Giordano
Fashion Stylist. He began to collaborate with some of the most relevant stylists in the Milan scene, increasingly refining his skills related to the development of creative research. In 2013 he began a long and intense collaboration, which he still continues, with Luca Guadagnino, as Visual Researcher and Fashion Consultant, initially following the project part of all the fashion products of the director, and then focusing on cinematography, with movies like "A bigger splash", "Call me by your name" and "Suspiria." In recent years he has worked as a consultant for various fashion brands, directors, videomakers, photographers and creative agencies such as Macs Iotti and Studio Cucco. In 2016 he founded Virgo, an independent collective now established on the Milanese underground scene, where he holds the role of Art Director.  

Alba Solaro

Alba Solaro
She started her career as Journalist in 1981, writing for L'Unità and indipendent publications. In 2000, she became Senior Editor of the website KwMusica, as part of Kataweb portal. She took actively part in the process of rethinking and redesigning the new Marie Claire. Other journalistic collaborations include among others Il Mattino di Napoli and Io Donna. She has also worked for television and radio as Editor and Author.

Paolo Consaga

Paolo Consaga
After his Photography Graduation in Milano and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vancouver (Canada), he started a collaboration at Istituto Europeo di Design as Fashion Photographer in 2008 and as Professor in 2010. He has been working beside fashion photographers since 2007 for look-books and magazines. From 2008 to 2010 his work also focused on private portraits for public figures and music bands. In 2009 he was part of the communication team for the ZonaTortona event held during the Salone del Mobile in Milano. He works as accredited Photographer for ICML Conference in Lugano (Switzerland), IF Innovation Festival in Milano and several musical and dancing performances in Bari. He also holds a Level I certification for Final Cut Pro 7.

Umberto Sannino

Umberto Sannino
He started his career working in the style offices of important Maisons, such as Ballantyne and Costume National. Currently, he is Head of Design at Redemption and he collaborates as Stylist for several freelance projects. He collaborates with Moda Operandi and Ermenegildo Zegna. He is Associate Creative Director for The Greatest Magazine, Consultant for Taschen and Art Director for Noplace Magazine

Michele Guazzone

Michele Guazzone
Upon graduating in Sociology at the University of Turin, he worked in the socio-semiotic research field as a member of the observatory of trend research of the communication agency Matica. At the same time, he worked for Label, a quarterly publication dealing with contemporary art, architecture, fashion and design, focusing on both the editing and the publication of a few articles on theater and cinema. He collaborated with the graphic design and communication studio Bellissimo, supporting the organization of events related to design and contemporary art as well as Club to Club, the electronic music festival in Turin.

Alessandro Turci

Alessandro Turci
Fashion Designer and Art Director for important international Fashion Houses as Luciano Soprani, Allegri, Les Copains, Luciano Barbera, Solleciti Fur. Personal Website. Art Curator and president of the cultural association Risekult based in Milan, publisher and art director of Risekult Art Book publication for collectors about contemporary art.

Vashti Ali

Vashti Ali
Editor and Art Writer. Graduated in Art History and Theory at the University of Sydney with a Master degree in Theatre and the Visual Arts. She interned at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and held a position as Exhibition Researcher at Fondazione HangarBiccocca in Milan. She has been Web Editor for Nero Magazine located in Rome, assisting in the management and organization of web content. In 2017 she relocated to Milan where she worked consistently in the publishing field. She is currently working for the magazine Cura and online magazine Momentum.

Nicola Garzetti

Nicola Garzetti
He always has been passionate about movies and has worked as photographer and director. He worked as photographer and graphic designer in the independent music scene for Marlene Kuntz and in 2009 he began shooting for Caterna Caselli’s Sugar. Together with Milan-based Plus Production he wrote and directed “Nothing more than whispers” a fashion film that entered in the official competition of 2013 ASVOFF in Paris and MILANO FASHION FILM FESTIVAL in 2014. He produced several fashion films for Fucking Young and Kaltblut Magazine, he worked with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and continuing the direction of indipendent music videos. Recently he produced videos for Pollini and Pinko and he entered in the editorial staff of Grazia as video contributor for celebrity editorials (Tiziano Ferro, Lucky blue Smith, Isabeli Fontana, Richard Madden).  

Chiara Monateri

Chiara Monateri
Content Creator, expert in digital communication and journalist Chiara Monateri has always nurtured a deep passion for art, fashion, music and communication. Since he was a university he started working writing fashion, travel, film and lifestyle for international magazines. Among his various jobs he was a road manager in the United States, art director for music bands and TV presenter. In New York she worked as a TV author, television journalist and in fashion magazines. Than she moved to London and was mainly involved in cross and social media communication for international brands as a specialist in digital content on a global scale. Her specialties are the themes of luxury, fashion, travel, food & beverage, music and pop culture and ethics / social. In his client portfolio there are Matthew Williamson, Kurt Geiger, Harvey Nichols, LK Bennett, Gieves & Hawkes, Jigsaw, Net-a-Porter, The Outnet, MTV, Sky, Pierre Marcolini, Barcelo Hotels, Sani Resort, lastminute.com, Rai International and S.Pellegrino Waters.  

Maela Basso

Maela Basso
Maela Basso is a professional in communication with 15 years experience in PR and digital communication in fashion and luxury business. She has held International PR, Head of PR and social media manager roles in important companies such as Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Alviero Martini 1° Classe, Stefanel and Valextra. Currently she is Digital & PR consultant for different institutions of the fashion system.

Niccolò Piccardi

Niccolò Piccardi
Milanese Creative Director and Set Designer. From 2001 he collaborates with Giòforma Studio as Head Designer and Creative Director. In the last 18 years he has worked for MTV Italia, MTV Spain, MTV UK, Sky, FOX, Discovery Channel. He has realised fashion shows for Marni, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Calzedonia. In the last few years besides designing the stages and sets he holds also the position of Creative Director collaborating with X-Factor, Swarovski, Laura Pausini, Tiziano Ferro, Eurovision Song Contest & Oprah Winfrey.

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