Fashion Stylist

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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The course in Fashion Stylist teaches students to effectively contribute to the communication processes, the promotion and therefore the enhancement of the fashion product and the featuring imaginary aesthetic and style.

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 2019
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Michele Bagnara

Michele Bagnara
He started his career for the DONNA magazine, published by Hachette Rusconi. After 2 years he joined ELLE ITALIA magazine as Fashion Editor. He left ELLE after 3 years to join the project of a new magazine called VELVET and published by L'espresso Group. He worked there as a Fashion Stylist for 7 years until 2012. He currently works as Senior Stylist at Grazia Italia magazine and as a freelance stylist for Harper's Bazar Netherlands. His work as a Fashion Consultant includes brands like Seventy, OVS, Patrizia Pepe, Frankie Morello.   

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.

Paola Lambardi

Paola Lambardi
Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Editorial Designer and Journalist. A passionate connoisseur and Producer of natural cosmetics. Coached by the master of minimal graphics AG Fronzoni, she has worked for various magazines (Abitare, White Sposa, Jamie, D la Repubblica) and with major design and architecture studios, such as Ettore Sottsass studio, focusing on brand design, btl and wayfinding.

Leila Cerullo

Leila Cerullo
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.