With Halloween around the corner, we’ll be featuring the creative, magical and sometimes spooky work of fashion media styling and make-up students. This is LCF’s Graduate Diploma Fashion Media Styling alumna Federica Cerri.
Federica graduated this summer but during her time she’s built a reputation being nostalgic, distance and sometimes dark and magical. We caught up with Federica to talk about her degree, why she loves styling, and what her plans are for the future.
What made you want to learn fashion media styling?
I have always been interested in fashion but also in art and photography so styling was the best option for me.
What have you learnt from your course, and why did you choose LCF?
I learnt that you can improve a lot if you work hard. It’s all about hard work and having your own style. I chose LCF because it’s one of the best fashion schools in the world and it’s such an inspiring environment.
Can you explain your style to us please?
I think my style is nostalgic, girly, magical. I always try to tell stories through my works.
Who are your idols or inspiration?
I don’t think I have any idols but there are some people who I deeply admire: Charles Anastase, Leith Clark, Elliott Smith, Meadham Kirchhoff, Grayson Perry, my grandmother, Olivia Bee.
Can you tell something interesting about your course?
One of the most amazing things about my course is that you have the opportunity to meet lots of people from the fashion industry, who can give you important advices.
What and who are you working with at the moment?
I’m working with different photographers and I’m also working in a shop.
You’ve worked with quite a few publications, what’s your favourite type of project to work on?
I prefer working on editorials. I don’t care about projects where the only thing you have to do is merely showing pretty models with nice clothes on. I like telling stories, I try to go deeper. To me fashion is not just about the appearance.
What three pieces of advice would you give to people thinking of studying fashion media styling?
Be ready to work hard, be humble, enjoy.
What are your plans for the future, and where would you want to be in five years’ time?
I would like to improve and to work on interesting projects with other creative people. I hope I’ll be able to work in Lula magazine in 5 years!
From the 28 October 2015, we’ll be running a Halloween take-over across our social media channels to showcase the innovative and creative work of LCF students and alumni, especially focusing on make-up and costumes courses.
Alumni can connect with LCF in the following ways: