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Fashion Media Styling Editorial Short Course

Course description

This contemporary fashion media styling course looks at the current fashion image and the day-to-day working life of a fashion stylist. You will learn about the different types of contemporary fashion image, key industry creatives, how and where to find inspiration, interpreting a style brief, and put together a mood board - spending the last day shooting your work with a professional photographer.

Please note:

There is some overlap of course material on John Williams The Complete Stylist, Editorial Styling and Creative Direction, and this course. It is recommended that you only take one of these courses.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

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


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Available dates

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The course includes:

  • History of the fashion stylist
  • Who are the key figures influencing fashion right now? Fashion photographers, stylists, and magazines
  • The roles of the stylist in contemporary fashion media
  • A practical guide and tips for working as a fashion stylist and preparing shoots
  • How to communicate with different professionals within the fashion industry (Editors, PRs, Model Agencies…)
  • A guide to researching and pitching contemporary fashion editorial concepts
  • How to begin putting together your own portfolio as a stylist with no budget or contacts


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

  • Notebook and pen
  • Digital camera (to take shots on your final day)
  • USB

You should be prepared to bring/source clothes, materials and props for your shoot day.

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This contemporary fashion media styling course looks at the current fashion image and the day-to-day working life of a fashion stylist.

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