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Fashion Styling For Beginners

Fashion Styling For Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Kristine Kilty


Style is an attitude, a fantasy, a way of living. It can dictate the rise or fall of a designer or movie star. This course provides a broad overview of the role of stylists in the fashion industry and an introduction to a variety of styling assignments - from revamping a celebrity's old and tired image, to styling and designing a magazine fashion shoot, and producing a designer's catwalk collection.

Students will learn the fundamental techniques of sourcing garments, accessories and props. They will learn how to work with a photographer and models and on location, as well as undertaking individual creative projects.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested to learn about more the styling industry and get some practice on key fashion styling and communication skills.

Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries.

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

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Tutor Description

Kristine Kilty is a freelance creative director and stylist. Kristine is based in London but works between London, Paris, New York and LA, with a number of her shoots being commissioned for leading Asian luxury titles.  

Kristine began her career in Ireland as a fibre artist. Her passion for texture, colour and pattern prompted her to move to London to study Textile Design at Central Saint Martins. After graduation, she worked as a designer at prestigious fashion houses such as Alexander Mc Queen, Michiko Koshino and Tim Ryan knitwear. Following a return to Central Saint Martins to undertake an MA in Fashion Design, Kristine's talent soon became noticed and she found herself in popular demand as a stylist and fashion consultant. Working for Vivienne Westwood, she dressed celebrities and high profile clients for red carpet and public events. Kristine now works as a freelance creative director and fashion stylist, continuing to advise her celebrity clients in addition to working on advert campaigns, editorials, music videos, exhibitions and numerous creative collaborations.

Kristine teaches Fashion Styling for Beginners, Conceptual Fashion Styling, The Fashion Industry: Careers and Inspiration.  She has previously guest lectured on the Fashion Photography and Image Making & Styling short courses. Kristine also lectures at UCA Rochester on BA Fashion Promotion & Media; and BA Fashion Design. 

We would ask all students to refrain from contacting any tutor before their course is due to start. Many of our tutors are busy professionals working full time between teaching at CSM. We would ask that any questions you might have about the course be directed to our Customer Service team, who are happy to answer your questions –


If your course is taught by Kelly-Ann Hughes, please bring with you every day of the course:

  • A sketchbook
  • Glue and scissors
  • A laptop (Optional)
  • Pens, Pencils, rubbers
  • Magazines, or images from magazine you like

If your course is taught by Kristine Kilty and Leigh Keily, please bring with you to the first session:

  • A sketchbook
  • 3 magazines of your choice – to cut up
  • Images from magazines you like and postcards
  • Phone Camera
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Laptop Computer (Optional)
  • Please note that clothes and accessories for fashion shoots will be discussed on the first day

For courses taught by Aimee McWilliams, you only need to bring for the first day:

  • 3 magazines of your choice
  • notebook and pens
  • phone camera

Later on in the course there will be some extras for the photo shoots.

Extra budget: An important element of the course is the photo shoot, for which you are expected to source garments. Please allow a budget of £50 to cover expenses if necessary.

Available dates