Fashion Stylist and Editor

Undergraduate Courses - Rome

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The objective of the course in Fashion Stylist and Editor is to prepare fashion professionals who are capable of effectively contributing to the communication process, the promotion and therefore the total enhancement of the fashion product and the imaginary esthetic/style which it characterises.

The course is recognised by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF).

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2019
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

Get an insight into the creative professions: Fashion Stylist

The Fashion Editor, a professional figure in high demand, must develop the capabilities and characteristics of a designer. His / her abilities must progressively extend from research methods, to deep knowledge of the fashion system and it’s cultural and historical, sociological and technical components, and the ability to interpret trends, making this person one of the principle creators of style and one of the most attentive observers of the continuing transformation of fashion.

The first year of the  course is dedicated to understanding the basics of the technical tools of the trade, the organisation and methods used in project design and a solid cultural background regarding the world of fashion. The course concentrates on the design of a fashion photography project: from observing the real world and understanding the various inputs, to the development of an idea and its translation into a style, imagining how this could be presented in the creation of an editorial project. An essential objective is to help the student to understand various styles, to analyze and synthesize reality and one’s own ideas, and gain the ability to translate this creativity into a consistent image, which is capable of transmitting the essence of an esthetic idea.

The second year is designed to help the student through concrete experimentation of the methods, the tools which have been studied and the cultural aspects, which are all more profoundly investigated: the projects (photo shoots of women, men and still life) are undertaken by studying the various 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 objective is to form a Fashion Stylist capable of managing the creative process, the time frame and the mechanisms of project design, and to gain a full understanding of the diverse styles that fashion has historically followed, the contemporary trends, and to gain the ability to critically analyze and synthesize new forms of fashion.

The third year is dedicated to advanced project design in a professional simulated context and in a culturally complex situation. The process by which the final project is completed leaves room for personal intuitions and critical reflections on the part of the student. The thesis project for the course of Fashion Stylist favors the development of a personal style, original and coherent, where the student must demonstrate his knowledge of all technical, qualitative and economic aspects related to the final production.

Professional opportunities: Fashion Stylist; Fashion Editor.

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.

Paola Pattacini - Coordinator of IED Roma Fashion School

Paola Pattacini - Coordinator of IED Roma Fashion School
She began her career in MaxMara group as Textile Researcher and Development Manager, then she joined the team of the Architect Gianfranco Ferrè, where she stayed for more than 20 years. She also spent 10 years in Dior Maison, as Fashion Coordinator of the Style Office. Later, she worked for Gattinoni Maison and for Marina Rinaldi. She has been Head of the Accessories at Ermanno Scervino. Currently, she is working for various luxury fashion brands.

Elisabetta Cavatorta - Course Coordinator

Elisabetta Cavatorta - Course Coordinator
Fashion Stylist based in Milan, she started as Casting Director of D La Repubblica. She immediately worked as a freelancer for Italian magazines such as Grazia and international as Vogue Russia, Essential Homme US, Bolero. She continued to deal with casting direction especially for Dolce & Gabbana for several years. She signs campaigns for luxury brands such as La Rinascente, Borsalino, Maserati and others.

Gaetano Alfano

Gaetano Alfano
Freelance Photographer. He collaborates in university research projects for art both in Italy and abroad. He follows the works of contemporary artists through a critical-analytical position and he carries out photographic projects for different companies. He teaches at the faculty of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and the faculty of Letters and Philosophy.

Andrea Costantini

Andrea Costantini
He started working as Visual Merchandiser in 2005 at Diesel. In the same company he held the role of Brand Ambassador until 2008. From 2009 to 2012 he worked at the Morellato & Sector Group as Marketing Coordinator & Visual Merchandising Manager, dealing with V.M., marketing, events, brand management. From 2012 to 2014 he was Visual Merchandising Coordinator at Ermanno Scervino.

Silvia Cutuli

Silvia Cutuli
Professional Journalist specialised in Fashion Journalism. She works as Programmer Director for the TV programme m.o.d.a. - rotogravure of information on fashion, costume, design, art and lifestyle - on La7. She is also Contributor for the magazines Book Moda Donna, Uomo and Haute Couture, Publifashion Editore, Via Condotti and Via Montenapoleone, (Equos Adv. Editor. As Web Content Editor, she is in charge of the fashion section of the ww.montenapoleoneweb.com portal.

Stefano Dominella

Stefano Dominella
President of Maison Gattinoni Couture. President of Textile, Clothing, Fashion and Accessories section of Unindustria. Member of the Scientific and Organisational Committee of the Archives of Fashion of the 20th century. From 2011 to 2017 he conducted the fashion TV programme Moda di Moda on Rai 2. He has been President of Altaroma from 2002 to 2007 and he created, together with the historical Director of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, the international competition Who's on next? aimed at young designers.

Danilo Falà

Danilo Falà
Photographer specialised in fashion and still life. After completing his studies, he began working as freelance photo editor for EBB New York, carrying out at the same time also his personal photographic projects. He created several photographic campaigns for Calvin Klein, Crivelli, Save My Bag, Wella, Zingone and many others. In 2014 he founded Mia Visual Studio, designed to offer a variety of services in the field of fashion and visual arts. Currently, he is also Editor of Mia Le Journal, international magazine.

Massimo Ferrari

Massimo Ferrari
Working at Cinecittà, he signed several documentaries as Author and Director, starring actors such as Roberto Benigni, Sofia Loren, Totò and Nino Manfredi. In 2006 he became Head of the Documentary Sector at Cinecittà. For the programme Vite Straordinarie he filmed several documentaries about the great stars of the Italian show business: Massimo Troisi, Mina, Lucio Battisti, Rino Gaetano. In 2010, he founded MaGa Production and created several award-winning docufilm about social denounce. In 2015 he collaborated with Michele Placido as Director of the film 7 Minuti.

Bonizza Giordani

Bonizza Giordani
Author of several books about costume and fashion history. Former Editor-in-Chief of Audrey magazine and Curator of CSAC archives in Parma. Scientific Director of Fondazione Micol Fontana. Curator of exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including The Design of Italian High Fashion 1940-1970 (Rome - New York), ValentinoThirty Years of Magic (Rome - New York), Women Between Chills and Emotions (Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi in Rome, 2002), The Fashion ShowFederico Schubert (Naples, 2004), Sardinia Dresses Fashion (Florence and Cagliari, 2009).

Marco Grisolia

Marco Grisolia
Fashion Designer and Fashion Stylist, he specialises in Painting at Brera Academy of Fine Arts. His creations appear in prestigious Italian and international magazines such as Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Elle, Glamor, D la Repubblica, Grazia, L'Officiel. Currently, in addition to signing the womenswear collections of his own label, he is responsible for the image of many emerging fashion brands represented by the well-known communication agency Studio DModa.

Alessandro Guasti

Alessandro Guasti
Costume Historian, TV Author for fashion programmes (Magazine7 and M.O.D.A. for La7, Oltremoda for Rai1). Since 2008 he collaborates with the Costume Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, as Head of the Ministerial catalog of clothes and Author of essays for the Museum's publications. Former fashion and art editor for websites (Vogue.it and Exibart) and magazines. He is also Author of publications dedicated to great artists and pictorial movements: the monographs about Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Leonardo and the Impressionists' anthology.

Alessandra Lanna

Alessandra Lanna
Jewellery  Designer, creating exclusive jewels for luxury customers in Shanghai. She studied Jewelry Design at IED Roma, then she specialised in Fashion Trend Forecasting at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design of London. In 2000 she moved to New York, where she worked in a design studio for clients such as Swarovski, Versace, Fossil, Giorgio Armani, Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2015 she launched her own clothing collection Alessandra Lanna Reworked Vintage. For two years, she held seminars on new fashion trends in different cities of Italy for Wella.

Maddalena Libertini

Maddalena Libertini
Nonfiction Editor and Journalist for ABI and she collaborates as Project Manager with a film production company. After a PhD and a Master's degree in History of Architecture, she worked for publishing houses and TV channels, such as La7, Rai, for which she has been Reporter of the Rai programme ArtNews, and Sky, where she worked as Author and Producer for the programme E!. She dealt with the formalization of teaching texts used by Serial Eyes, Mille Sabords, HBO Europe. She is Member of Kino, cinema-bistro and center for cultural promotion.

Sara Vaccari

Sara Vaccari
She graduated in Event Planning, with focus on cinema and entertainment. In 2005 she began working for various boutiques, especially dealing with Fashion Buying and Merchandising. She first focused her research on the major European fashion capitals such as London and Paris and since 2007 also in Thailand, Nepal and China. She has always had a strong passion for the world of Vintage and in 2015 she founded Coup de Théâtre, an exotic retro-inspired boutique located in the heart of Rome.

Barbara Manto

Barbara Manto
After graduating in Law and specialising in Marketing and Communication in the USA, she began working in 1987 as Head of Promotion and Communication for the designer Fausto Sarli, with whom she collaborated for over 10 years. In 2000 she founded the agency BM Consulting, specialised in event planning and communication for fashion, entertainment, art and culture. Among its customers she boasts designers and institutions such as Ermanno Scervino, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, L'Oréal, AltaRoma, Sephora, Pandora, Tony Ward.

Mariella Milani

Mariella Milani
Professional Journalist, she worked for 33 years at RAI, where she was Conductor of TG2, Special Representative in news, Editor in Chief, Author of reportages, daily and weekly columns. As assault Reporter, she has dealt with mafia wars and the protection of citizens' rights. Since 1994 she has been a fashion and costume critic for TG2, telling the fashion system in an ironic and sharp way from all the fashion capitals. Today she founded Crafters 2.0, a site conceived as a showcase of Italian artisanship.

Valeria Palombo

Valeria Palombo
After graduating in Fashion Design at IED Roma, she immediately began intern in fashion houses as Designer. She understood that her true passion wasn't drawing, but the art of combining styles, colors, the research of the special piece, and the psychological analysis of people through dresses. She has been working since 8 years as Celebrity Stylist for actors and actresses of Italian cinema and as Stylist for current TV programmes.

Simona Petrollini

Simona Petrollini
Art Director, graduated in Architecture and specialised in Visual Communication. Consultant for strategies and graphic design, digital and press, in the luxury goods sector. She deals with creative coordination for branding and advertising projects published on Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, L’official, Elle, Vanity Fair, VO +.

Enrico Petti

Enrico Petti
Architect and Video Designer, he works in the studio A.M.Architetti in Rome as Architect and Graphic Designer. As a freelancer he works in the video design field for cinema, tv and theater.

Luigi Piccolo

Luigi Piccolo
Since 1997, he has been Director of the historical Sartoria Farani, founded in 1962, that is famous for the assiduous collaboration with Danilo Donati, winner of 2 Oscars, Costume Designer of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Gianfranco Zeffirelli and many others. He also collaborated with Colleen Atwood, Costume Designer of Tim Burton, winner of 4 Oscar awards. Year by year, Piccolo has set up a remarkable collection of authentic clothes that today has over five thousand pieces, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to the collections of high fashion of the '60s.

Giulia Rossi

Giulia Rossi
Teacher of communication and semiotics in fashion, food and creative subjects, communication manager for companies in the luxury field. Writer of novels, gastronomic guides and academic essays. 

Carlo Maria Sambati

Carlo Maria Sambati
After a training as goldsmith and prototypist in metal and wax, he collaborates with national and foreign companies for the redevelopment of their samples and the design of goldsmith, jewelery and costume jewels, creating models and samples. He deals with research of market trends and product communication strategies. Since 1988 he has been involved in education as lecturer. Since 2006 he collaborates with the marketing department of the Studio Concept in Rome and deals with editing for the luxury sector.

Federica Trotta

Federica Trotta
Founder of Mia Visual Studio and Editor in Chief of Mia Le Journal. Fashion Stylist for the Ad campaigns of: Lumen et Umbra, Alessandra Giannetti, Carola Roma, Coro Jewels, Studio Rog, Le Gallinelle, Dominioundici and Bulgari Fashion Film. She collaborated with Sony Production and Warner Music International, and she has been currently Stylist of the latest campaigns for Wella. International Correspondent of mia-lejournal.com. She  collaborated with fashion magazines such as: Officiel Italia, Gray Magazine, Chaos Mag and Drome.

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