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Fashion Styling for 16 to 18 Year Olds Weekend

Fashion Styling for 16 to 18 Year Olds Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jane Francis


A fast-paced weekend course dedicated to styling for fashion.

Creative Styling and Image Making are the key visual tools driving the fashion world today. From magazine shoots, catwalk presentation, installations, fashion films and look books designers and photographers work with stylists to create strong relevant fashion images, looks and statements. This course will introduce you to styling, examining contemporary magazine shoots, and genres of fashion imaging, and introduce you to further study ( Fashion Communication, Promotion and related areas) and career options as stylist or creative director.

This will be an introduction to the skills and techniques used by the degree students at Central Saint Martins. The process will be an excellent introduction to the kind of work needed for a successful portfolio and give students a taste of studying fashion.

Topics covered:

  • Working to a brief, you will research, source garments and put together a contemporary visual fashion
  • You will document and photograph your work for presentation, on location and within CSM studio
  • Team working, creativity and originality will be encouraged through a variety of assignments inside the studio and on
  • Advice will be given on portfolio preparation for further study at FE foundation and BA Hons degree level. 

Who should take this course?

  • Students interested in exploring and developing personal creativity
  • Students interested in studying at Central Saint Martins at FE or HE level
  • Students interested in learning about fashion
  • Those looking to build a portfolio for further study
  • Students interested in pursuing a career in fashion

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: An interest in the creative arts and fashion

This course is on Instagram


Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Jane Francis is a BA and Masters graduate of Fine Art. She has over thirty years of experience in the fashion industry. She founded her own label for womenswear and accessories in the 1980’s, retailing through Liberty, Hyper-Hyper, Harrods, Saks and Patricia Field. She went on to work professionally for Vivienne Westwood for over a decade, focusing on the creation, production and catwalk presentations of her collections specialising in fashion accessories, jewellery and footwear. She has held posts within CSM and UAL as a Senior Lecturer Foundation Studies (Fashion), Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery and Fashion Accessories courses and worked as a freelance consultant, stylist and photographer to many international fashion brands and designers, including Ghost, Tank Magazine and TopShop Now she combines educating internationally in Fashion at Parsons NYC, with her research practice into fashion image making, curation and fashion cultures.

Jane draws on the experiences gained from working with fine art and the fashion industries, to inform her educational ethos: To encourage forward thinking, innovative and creative approaches to design, through experimental, academic and practical inquiry.

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