Conceptual Fashion Styling
Behind every photo story there lies a concept. Styling is not just a coincidental creation but rather a composition of carefully chosen elements. Whether for an artistic photo series or an editorial in Vogue, the concept needs to be strong. During this course we will explore the elements of fashion styling and putting together a unique fashion story, working in small groups...
Taught by: Kristine Kilty, Petra Metzger.
Behind every photo story there lies a concept. Styling is not just a coincidental creation but rather a composition of carefully chosen elements. Whether for an artistic photo series or an editorial in Vogue, the concept needs to be strong. During this course we will explore the elements of fashion styling and putting together a unique fashion story, working in small groups.
We will learn how to research and create a clear visual communication of our concept while working in teams.
With the visualisation of our story on a mood board or sketchbook, we will explore all elements in styling.
Although we will be working in groups for some days of the course, each student will be challenged individually.
Level: All levels.
Entry requirements: None
"The quality of education given and the exposure to the industry is amazing. Every bit of the course was so informative and knowledgeable. Also, the library of central saint martins is the best library I've ever come across in my life. I would love to have the opportunity to do my masters from a college like csm. Also, our tutor Petra Metzger guided me very well throughout the course, helped me in learning of my problem areas and develop my skills. Definitely, the best experience ever" - Miss L Arora, July 2015
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Kristine began her career in Ireland as a fibre artist. Her passion for texture, colour and pattern prompted her to move to London to study Textile Design at Central Saint Martins. After graduation, she worked as a designer at prestigious fashion houses such as Alexander Mc Queen, Michiko Koshino and Tim Ryan knitwear. Following a return to Central Saint Martins to undertake an MA in Fashion Design, Kristine's talent soon became noticed and she found herself in popular demand as a stylist and fashion consultant. Working for Vivienne Westwood, she dressed celebrities and high profile clients for red carpet and public events. Kristine now works as a freelance creative director and fashion stylist, continuing to advise her celebrity clients in addition to working on advert campaigns, editorials, music videos, exhibitions and numerous creative collaborations.
Kristine also works as a lecturer at UCA Rochester on the BA Fashion Promotion and Media course, as pathway leader for the styling students (3rd Year- final major project) and as unit leader for the Fashion Film module (2nd Year Students). Additionally, Kristine has worked as a guest lecturer at Central Saint Martins on the Fashion Photography and Image Making & Styling short courses.
Petra Metzger is a fashion designer living and working in London.
Following her graduation from the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Petra launched EINE in summer 2013.
She developed her dressmaking and design skills while working alongside innovative designers such as Haider Ackermann (http://www.haiderackermann.be/), Hussein Chalayan (http://husseinchalayan.com/) and Peter Jensen (http://peterjensen.co.uk/).
Her work is distinguished by its strong tailoring and its unabashed celebration of woman. While pursuing her profession as a designer, Petra is teaching subjects including fashion design, pattern cutting, drawing and styling at Central Saint Martins College, Norwich University of the Arts and the London Art Portfolio.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Note book
- Camera or mobile phone for taking photographs
- 2 fashion magazines (they don't need to be current)