Styling is a key part of the fashion world. From magazine shoots to catwalk presentation, designers and photographers work with stylists to create fashion images and looks. This course will introduce you to styling for fashion and examine contemporary magazine shoots and introduce you to working stylists. Working to a brief, you will research, source garments, put together a fashion story and then document and photograph your work for presentation. Team working, creativity and originality will be encouraged through a variety of assignments inside the studio and on location. Advice will be given on portfolio preparation for further study at foundation and degree level.
Jane Francis is the course leader and a BA and Masters graduate of Fine Art. She has over thirty years of experience in the fashion industry. She founded her own label for womenswear and accessories in the 1980’s, retailing through Liberty, Hyper-Hyper, Harrods, Saks and Patricia Field. She went on to work professionally for Vivienne Westwood for over a decade, focusing on the creation, production and catwalk presentations of her collections specialising in fashion accessories, jewellery and footwear. She has held posts within CSM and UAL as a Senior Lecturer Foundation Studies (Fashion), Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery and Fashion Accessories courses. Now she combines teaching with working as a freelance consultant, stylist and photographer to many international fashion brands and designers, including Ghost, Tank Magazine and TopShop. Jane draws on the experiences gained from working with fine art and the fashion industries, to inform her educational ethos: To encourage forward thinking, innovative and creative approaches to design, through experimental, academic and practical inquiry. You can find her on Instagram
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Drawing Kit - Pencils, Colour Pencils, Felt tip or Marker pens, Conte or Charcoal
- Camera (plus film / memory card / batteries)
- Personal laptop (this is not essential but if you do have a laptop please bring it along)
- You will also need to allow at least £20.00 towards the cost of processing and printing / copying of images
- Travel costs and entry to Museum or Street Market (approx £10.00)