Are you interested in fashion and lifestyle styling? If you want to learn how to do wardrobe consultations and personal styling, produce a fashion shoot, or generally gain an insight into the world of a stylist to help you hone your own brand, then join Roberta for this ten week short course.
There will be sessions in the basics, to more complex techniques, and with both the creative and practical sides throughout the course; you’ll learn that there is much more to styling than a natural flair.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 09/01/17
End Date: 20/03/17
Introduction to Styling – The roles, the rewards and the rough.
Back to Basics – Read, research and reference fashion past & present.
Costume and Trends – a brief history.
Emerging Trends and where to find them!
Colour Analysis and Visual Balance
The Stylist Intention – Needs and requirements – know yours and your clients.
Know Your Market – Who and what you are styling for.
Styling “off model” – Tips and tricks on techniques and where to use them.
The Stylist's Kit – What you need to fulfill your role.
Shoot Production – The journey of concept to content (including location, models, make up and more).
Art Direction – Another level to add to your styling.
Film, TV & Theatre Costume Design – Behind the scenes.
The Language of wardrobe – Symbolism, status, style.
Where to Source – How a stylist shops.
Character – How to create one through wardrobe.
Production in Depth – what to consider when choosing models, location and talent.
Collaboration is Key – working on your portfolio to get work.
Versatility – Other helpful skills to have to hand.
Lifestyle – Adapting style to other content (lifestyle, food, products).
Technical Difficulties – tips and tricks.
Get our Kit On – a closer look at the tools.
The Portfolio – how to build it, what platforms to use and how to promote.
The Keys to Styling Successfully – Whether professionally freelancing or styling your own work.
In Colour – An in depth look at colour schemes, sense and psychology.
Colour Consultancy – Knowing what works for you/your client.
Seasonal Colours – Colour associations.
Personal Styling – Getting Down to Business
Body Analysis – Determine and Communicate
Illusion Dressing – Shapes and Styles
How to – Wardrobe Assessing from start to finish.
Making a Wardrobe work – a guide to making your and your clients wardrobe work.
Shameless Self Promotion – A few lessons in using stylish social media and the internet to push your work and/or your brand.
Website – the digital portfolio.
Putting yourself out there – a recap on how to forge your career path.
Let’s shoot! – Taking inspiration from the mood board you created in Week 7, you will need to bring a look (outfit/basic hair and makeup execution) that we can shoot in class as a test shoot for you to keep (please note this will just be in the studio – not location). A test model will be provided and any sizing or look issues will be part of the task for you to problem solve.
You will have basic computer skills and a passion for styling. No Previous styling experience required.
Materials and Equipment
Most equipment will be provided but please bring along a pen and paper and an iPhone/Android, Laptop/Mac or iPad/Tablet.
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.