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Personal Styling Short Course

Course description

This course will expand your knowledge of personal styling in the fashion industry. Through a series of engaging lectures, you will learn about client consultation, wardrobe analysis and colour theory to advance your skills and confidence in this area.

The course will cover all the factors that should be considered when advising others on how to dress, from colours and patterns to shape and fit. You will learn how to identify and assess bodylines, taking into account scale and proportion to make the best styling choices for different body shapes.

We will also explore the concept of trends in the fashion industry and discuss how to identify them and what kind of impact they can have on the consultation process. Students will develop practical skills that will be useful for any career or business in the fashion industry and will be able to apply the techniques learnt to many different creative projects.

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 methodologies will be explained or demonstrated
  • We also offer learning resources for you to access outside of the classroom

All our on campus courses include:

  • 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 to your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

All our online short courses include:

  • Live and interactive online lessons with classmates from around the world
  • The same course content and learning outcomes as our face to face courses
  • Lesson recordings, for review, so you never have to miss a class
  • Access to the virtual learning environment with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access to the recordings of the live classroom sessions
  • Ask questions to your tutor in real 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.
  • However we always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are a great addition to your CV

Available dates

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Make an enquiry or call us on 0207 514 7015.


The course includes:

  • The role of a Personal Stylist
  • Colour Theory – Identifying Colour Qualities
  • Choosing Colours for Clients – How to Analyse Colour Patterns and work with Contrast levels
  • How to work with Fashion Colours
  • Bodyline - Assessing, Analysing and Understanding Bodyline - Scale, Proportion and Line
  • Styling Choices for Bodylines – Fabric, Cut and details
  • Proportional Dressing
  • Styling Tricks
  • Who wears What and Why – Garment Identification and the Optical Illusion of clothes
  • Understanding Fit
  • Identifying and working with Trends
  • Practical Application of the skills learnt above – Style a Model
  • Client Types and Expectations
  • Styling Services you can offer - Wardrobe Workouts, Styling Sessions and Personal Shopping
  • Marketing and Networking


On campus short course material:

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

  • Notepad and pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Pencils
  • Laptop with Microsoft Powerpoint or Keynote installed
  • PicCollage or equivalent app downloaded onto a smart phone or tablet - to create collage

Online Course Materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine).
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -
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This Personal Fashion Styling course is designed to offer an introduction to the role of personal styling in the fashion industry. You’ll learn how to respond to your client’s wardrobe requirements in line with their budget and lifestyle and develop an understanding of colour theory and proportional dressing.

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