Personal Fashion Styling (Online Short Course)

This course provides an introduction to the world of fashion and personal styling. You'll learn how to assess your client's wardrobe requirements in line with their budget and lifestyle -as being taught how to create outfits that will enhance your client's body shape and improve their confidence...

Taught by: Leanne Cloudsdale, John William.

Description

This course provides an introduction to the world of fashion and personal styling. You'll learn how to assess your client's wardrobe requirements in line with their budget and lifestyle -as being taught how to create outfits that will enhance your client's body shape and improve their confidence. It will cover client consultation, wardrobe editing, and colour analysis. 


This is a practical course delivered in a series of lecture, there will be some element of self directed study, and students will be expected to visit retail environments in order to complete some of the personal shopping tasks. 

The course includes:

  • Background to personal styling
  • How do identify body shapes and proportions - for both men and women
  • Using a client's skin, eye and hair colour to help identify which tones work best for clothing
  • Shapes and silhouettes - how to build an effective wardrobe that works on every body shape
  • Luxury vs budget - when to save and when to spend
  • Creating mood boards for clients
  • Working within a client budget to create current looks
  • Styling with accessories
  • Wardrobe edits
  • Completion of research tasks and independent research 

Level

Beginners. This course is suitable for personal stylists and personal shoppers, as well as those working in retail as buyers or merchandisers. It will also benefit those currently studying fashion, or for those who plan to go on to develop their own fashion brands - or simply anyone who wishes to learn more about how to improve their own sense of personal style!


Why choose an LCF online learning short course?

Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time. 


Online learning:

Please make sure you are available to participate in the live online chat sessions which are run to UK time.

All online learning courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutor and other students on the course, which are conducted through an interactive seminar (called Blackboard Collaborate). The chat sessions will include text and voice/video chat, as well as an opportunity to 'share' your tutor's desktop so that s/he can navigate you through websites, powerpoint presentations and other work. These sessions are essential to attend each week, so please check the times of the course when you book and take into account any local time differences.

You may also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions. These will be housed on our Workflow website, along with additional resources and discussion forums which can be used to interact with fellow students in between classes. You may be expected to dedicate between one - two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in 'Materials'.


Booking:

Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software. 

When making your booking do not tick the 'If you DO NOT hold a UK/EU/EEA passport click here' box as this is only relevant for classroom courses. If we send you an email telling you to present your passport to us, please ignore this email, as it does not apply to you.  

If no dates are available for this course please 'Make an enquiry' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.



Tutor information

Leanne Cloudsdale is a fashion industry professional with 15 years experience. Leanne has worked for a number of luxury brands including Margaret Howell, Folk, WP Lavori, Arc'teryx and Orlebar Brown. A menswear specialist, she regularly mentors design students across all disciplines, and has been teaching at London College of Fashion since 2010, in addition to her own practise as a creative consultant. 



John William began his career in fashion as a journalist and launched Pigeons & Peacocks magazine with London College of Fashion. He has written for magazines as diverse as The Sunday Times Style and Dazed and Confused. John has been working as a freelance stylist for the past 6 years and has contributed to an international roster of publications including Vice, i-D, Nylon, Paper and Bullett magazine. He has had his work exhibited globally including a 2011 show curated by photographer Rankin and a 2014 collaboration with the Museum of London. John's experience in industry spans marketing, consultancy, trend forecasting and creative direction, and he teaches across a number of BA courses at LCF. He currently works as a stylist and artist and his work often includes props and custom made pieces of his own design.



Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • Notepad and pen

In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:

  • A recent computer with a recent operating system    
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)    
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)    
  • Headphones    
  • Webcam


Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

Further information on the online learning system requirements.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
31/01/2017 - 14/03/2017Tuesday12:00 - 13:307 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket
08/03/2017 - 19/04/2017Wednesday09:30 - 11:007 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket
05/04/2017 - 17/05/2017Wednesday18:00 - 19:307 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket
10/05/2017 - 21/06/2017Wednesday13:00 - 14:307 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket
05/07/2017 - 16/08/2017Wednesday17:00 - 18:307 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket
25/07/2017 - 05/09/2017Tuesday10:00 - 11:307 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket