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Conceptual Fashion Styling

Conceptual Fashion Styling

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
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.

Subjects will include:

  • Primary and secondary research
  • Creation of mood boards
  • Talk by guest speaker
  • Sourcing of materials
  • Planning and refining of looks
  • Photoshoot with professional models, photographer and team
  • Editing and layout
  • Presentation

Level: All levels. 

Entry requirements: None

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Petra Metzger is an international Fashion Designer and Fashion Tutor.
Over the last year Petra has been living and working in Rio de Janeiro where she set up the post-graduate Fashion course Orbita at Centro-br. Parallel she has been working as a fashion consultant at Dacri Deviati where she designed for brands at Sao Paulo Fashion Week such as Lenny Niemeyer one of the most important fashion brands in South America and the trend-setting TOP5 brand in Brazil, Vankoke.

Following her graduation from the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Petra launched her brand EINE in summer 2013.
She developed her dressmaking and design skills while working alongside innovative designers such as Haider Ackermann , Hussein Chalayan and Peter Jensen.   Her work is distinguished by its strong tailoring and its unabashed celebration of woman. While pursuing her profession as a designer, Petra is teaching fashion design, pattern cutting, drawing, portfolio and styling at international universities including Central Saint Martins College, Norwich University of the Arts and Centro-br as well as giving creative fashion design workshops to professional design teams in high-street and high-end fashion.


Please bring with you to the second session:

  • Note book
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Camera or mobile phone for taking photographs
  • 2 fashion magazines (they don't need to be current)
  • Clothing and accessories you might want to style with (you will have time to source items through out the first three weeks)

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