Fashion Stylist Portfolio Course

Three Months Part Time, One Saturday every three weeks.

This course is designed for people that may already have studied fashion or have a strong interest in Fashion Styling and have busy lives and are only free at weekends. At six full shoot days and one tutorial, classes happen on average one Saturday every three weeks over a 3-month period. As classes are spread out it enables students to really process the intensive information and tasks given to them. The whole aim of the course is to help students develop an amazing Fashion Portfolio to give them the chance to break in to the fashion industry. We have found when students of all levels are given the professional tools and support to succeed they really do, and are really able to thrive in the small class sizes of just 15.

On the shoot days, the school brings in a top professional industry team of model, photographer, stylist and hair & make up to work with the students to a themed shoot. The shoots have different themes such as editorial, advertising, commercial styling or personal styling to offer students opportunity to work with many different types of styling and gain pictures for their portfolio’s showcasing their range as a stylist.

We have two levels on this course, beginners for anybody with a love for fashion and to see when given all the tools if they have a skill for fashion and styling. The second level is advanced where students are expected to have some kind of fashion background. Whether it is previous study or experience. On both levels students are supported to develop an amazing online Fashion Styling Portfolio that will gain them paying clients.

The Educational Director personally runs this course and as class sizes are small around 15 student’s max and very popular. We ask anybody interested in this course to meet for an informal interview with a member of our team before we can confirm if you will be accepted. You will receive a diploma course certificate with name and date, upon completion of this course.

Course fee is £750.00 The current course and summer course are full but we are accepting students for the September 2017 course so please get in touch, we do get booked up in advance.

If you want to apply, you will need to do a short telephone interview and if possible a meeting in person in London. We take a range of students from complete novices with a love of fashion to degree fashion styling graduates who lack a professional fashion styling portfolio and enough shoot experience.

Students will also need to put down £200 to secure their place on the course, as we take only 15 students per class places can go quickly.


As part of this course, students are invited to fashion networking events, put forward for internships and taken on shoots with the various styling tutors who work at the school on their outside fashion work.

Previous students have gone in to successful careers as Fashion Stylists, Fashion Bloggers, Fashion Editors, Senior Visual Merchandisers, Junior Art Directors and as a Fashion PR.


A LINK TO THE FULL PROSPECTUS IS HERE - https://www.dropbox.com/s/6y1dgs3d9x6qfp4/LSS%20Beginners%20Brochure.pdf?dl=0

 

 

  Course Plan for Fashion Styling Portfolio Course

 

Class 1 - September 2017

Theory Class 8 hours

We also give out during the first class, tickets to shows for London Fashion Week.

This class is the important first class that gives you the theoretical knowledge to work as a Fashion Stylist.  The full days study covers - Understanding the Fashion Cycle, working and using colour in styling and body shapes.  What makes up the basic's in a fashion wardrobe and their history and importance. Detailed analysis on how to work as a stylist and techniques and styles to adopt when working on class fashion shoots, over the coming months. What makes a good Fashion Stylist? and how we expect you to succeed as one. How to harness trends and use them in their work as a creative person effectively.

Class 2 September 2017

Shoot Class - Personal Styling "The Makeover" - Venue tbc

 

Personal Styling is an ever growing area in Fashion.  We encourage all our students to study with an emphasis on building a profitable styling business. Students are asked to bring a friend or family member that needs a makeover.  They are then guided how tp style them to improve there images, dressing for their body shapes and colour matching.  The student is photographed with their makeover and they treat the shoot almost as there was real client.  We use photographer David Leahy http://www.davidleahy.co.uk/ who has almost 30 years experience of shooting celebrity and commercial clients.

Class 3 - October 2017

Shoot Class - Theme Menswear High Fashion Editorial - Venue Street Shooting

 

We train students to work to a highly creative fashion brief that they might be asked to style to for any high Fashion Magazine. We send the students a detailed visual brief where we tell them what magazine it is for, using what particular menswear fashion trend of the season and what the models will look like and what location.

Individual Tutorial

This is to give you detailed important feedback on how you are doing so far on the course. 

Class 4 - October 2017

Shoot Class - Theme Advertising, How to Style a Fashion Campaign - Venue Studio

 

We train students here to work to a real professional advertising brief as a Fashion Stylist in a professional photographic studio.  We bring in a leading Advertising Photographer to work with the class.  You have all the fashion samples from the brand brought in and you are asked to style the model to represent the brand to its best potential visually. The images you produce are polished and professional with support from the London School of Styling Team.

Class 5 - November 2017

Shoot Class - We decide nearer the time what area students would like to pushed towards and design the shoot for that area.

Class 6 - November 2017

Theory Class 8 hours

 

We do intense analysis of all the work the students have produced this term, from an Styling and Art Direction perspective.  We reflect on what students have learnt and what they would have done differently. We have expert industry guest talkers come in and help students to market themselves as stylist's and complete their fashion blog/website, with all the work they have produced that term.  Students then have their own professional online Fashion Portfolio to gain work and network with. Certificates given out. Students leave with a strong feeling of where they need to move forward to, in the fashion industry and now have the tools to achieve this.