Fashion Styling for Beginners
Style is an attitude, a fantasy, a way of living. It can dictate the rise or fall of a designer or movie star. This course provides a broad overview of the role of stylists in the fashion industry and an introduction to a variety of styling assignments - from revamping a celebrity's old and tired image, to styling and designing a magazine fashion shoot, and producing a designer's catwalk collection...
Taught by: Leigh Keily, Kelly Ann Hughes, Kristine Kilty, Aimee McWilliams.
Style is an attitude, a fantasy, a way of living. It can dictate the rise or fall of a designer or movie star. This course provides a broad overview of the role of stylists in the fashion industry and an introduction to a variety of styling assignments - from revamping a celebrity's old and tired image, to styling and designing a magazine fashion shoot, and producing a designer's catwalk collection.
Students will learn the fundamental techniques of sourcing garments, accessories and props. They will learn how to work with a photographer and models and on location, as well as undertaking individual creative projects.
Entry requirements: None
Who should take this course?
Anyone interested to learn about more the styling industry and get some practice on key fashion styling and communication skills.
Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Leigh Keily http://www.keily.co.uk/ is an Australian celebrity portrait and men's fashion photographer based in London. His portraits were brought to a global audience with his recent Prince William for Attitude magazine shoot.
Leigh's is highly sought after to photograph celebrities, with recent work including Alan Carr, Ant and Dec, Steve Aoki, Tinie Tempah, James Van Der Beek, Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Liam Payne from One Direction, David Gandy, The Scissor Sisters, Dan Stevens, Jim Chapman, Michael Pitt and Iwan Rheon, amongst many others. Commercially Leigh has shot for large brands including MTV, River Island, John Freida and Tesco, and smaller niche men's brands like Vanwolff, Rufskin and WP Menswear.
Leigh is also the co-founder and editor of quarterly specialist men’s magazine JÓN, which is available worldwide featuring Leigh’s interviews and photographs of celebrities including Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte, Game of Thrones’ Joe Dempsie, Russell Tovey, as well as cast members of Downton Abbey.
As well as teaching at Central Saint Martins, Leigh teaches at fashion colleges in Malaysia. He has just completed his first book, Photographing Fashion, published by Crowood Press and available on Amazon.
Kelly-Ann Hughes is a freelance stylist based in London, contributing to titles such as Off Black, Rollacoaster, Interview and Dazed Digital. She has worked within Styling for 7 years where she started out by assisting some of the fashion industries biggest stylists including Clare Richardson, Mel Ottenberg and Katie Shillingford. Her website is http://kellyannhuges.com
Kristine Kilty is the Men's Fashion Editor at FAULT Magazine. She also works as a freelance creative director and stylist. Kristine is based in London but works between London, Paris, New York and LA, with a number of her shoots being commissioned for leading Asian luxury titles.
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.
Aimee McWilliams is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and Associate Lecturer within the BA Fashion Design department and is also a tutor on the MA at the Royal College of Art. In 2007 she won the prestigious Scottish Designer of the Year Award. Find out more and view her collections at www.aimeemcwilliams.com
If your course is taught by Kelly-Ann Hughes, please bring with you every day of the course:
- A sketchbook
- Glue and scissors
- A laptop (Optional)
- Pens, Pencils, rubbers
- Magazines, or images from magazine you like
If your course is taught by Kristine Kilty & Leigh Keily, please bring with you to the first session:
- A sketchbook
- 3 magazines of your choice – to cut up
- Images from magazines you like and postcards
- Phone Camera
- Laptop Computer (Optional)
- Clothes and accessories on Wednesday and Friday for Fashion Shoots.
For courses taught by Aimee McWilliams, you only need to bring for the first day:
- 3 magazines of your choice
- notebook and pens
- phone camera
Later on in the course there will be some extras for the photo shoots.Extra budget: An important element of the course is the photo shoot, for which you are expected to source garments. Please allow a budget of £50 to cover expenses if necessary.
Details for booking
|Date||Day of Week||Time||Duration||Cost||Status||Location||Action|
|03/07/2017 - 07/07/2017||Monday to Friday||10:00 - 16:00||1 Week||£595||Fully Booked||Granary Sq. - N1C|
|31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017||Monday to Friday||10:00 - 16:00||1 Week||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|21/08/2017 - 25/08/2017||Monday to Friday||10:00 - 16:00||1 Week||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|04/09/2017 - 08/09/2017||Monday to Friday||10:00 - 16:00||1 Week||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|04/10/2017 - 06/12/2017||Wednesdays||18:30 - 21:00||10 Weeks||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|21/10/2017 - 18/11/2017||Saturdays||10:00 - 16:00||5 Weeks||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|18/12/2017 - 22/12/2017||Monday to Friday||10:00 - 16:00||1 Week||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|11/01/2018 - 15/03/2018||Thursdays||18:30 - 21:00||10 Weeks||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|27/01/2018 - 24/02/2018||Saturdays||10:00 - 16:00||5 Weeks||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|19/03/2018 - 23/03/2018||Monday to Friday||10:00 - 16:00||1 Week||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|18/04/2018 - 13/06/2018||Wednesdays - NO CLASS ON 9 MAY||18:30 - 21:00||8 Weeks||£545||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|
|05/05/2018 - 02/06/2018||Saturdays||10:00 - 16:00||5 Weeks||£595||Available||Granary Sq. - N1C||Add to Basket|