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Fashion Styling And Communication for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Fashion Styling And Communication for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jane Francis, Dal Chodha, Christopher Kelly, with others


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, promotion and image making for fashion, 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.

The course is co-taught by visiting designers, fashion styling and image making practitioners, working independently or with international brands, and graduates from Central Saint Martins.

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. 

Course outcomes:

  • You should leave the course with more confidence in your images making skills for fashion. Experience of visual communication for fashion using a variety of different materials and methodologies.
  • Experience of collaborative creative team working
  • You will have developed a better understanding of the creative process for
  • Having enjoyed generating new work and experimenting with research and
  • The course will give you an overview of what makes studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins so

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: An interest in the creative arts and fashion

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
  • Enthusiastic students at the start of their creative careers Related courses:

Fashion Styling, Communication and Imaging for 16 to 18 Year Old’s is a stand-alone course. During the summer period the course also be combined with the Fashion Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds and Street Fashion for 16 to 18 Year Olds courses to make a complete Fashion Summer School course.

This will provide a more intensive, in-depth and multi-faceted experience, and really meet the needs of aspiring fashion students, and portfolio building. The courses are designed as a portfolio preparation and introduction to fashion study experience. The course will help students prepare for and can lead to further study at FE (Foundation Diploma) or HE level (Fashion Folio or BA Hons Fashion)

  • Fashion Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds
  • Street Fashion for 16 to 18 Year Olds

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.

London based fashion writer Dal Chodha graduated from Central Saint Martins from the Fashion Promotion and Imaging BA and went on to work as Brand Manager for London-based accessories label JAS M.B., managing all PR and Marketing communications. He is  editor of non-seasonal publication Archivist and contributes to various international titles including METAL, VOGUE India and Telegraph Magazine; he has been a guest editor for both Paul Smith Jeans and Kenzo. A consultant to several luxury brands, he also works as a lecturer. For more info, please visit

Christopher Kelly is a London based fashion designer with a traditional and considered approach to men’s/unisex design. Christopher has a diverse background in design; his experience in art direction, set design and prop making gives him a true understanding of the design process from concept to construction.

Christopher teaches at Central Saint Martins on the Fashion foundation course alongside his design career. “My role as associate lecturer at CSM is a great compliment to my design career and I find that both worlds feed into each other allowing for a rich and invigorating tapestry to be woven” His new fashion collection OUTFIT is an ever-evolving collection of garments, which make a complete head to toe look including garment, accessory and millenary design.

Christopher’s work is sold internationally and receives great success most prominently in London, Japan and China. His set and prop design also receives great international acclaim and to date his giant polar bear marionette ‘Aurora’ continues to tour the world bringing awareness to the planets climate changes for international charity Greenpeace.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Drawing Kit - Pencils, Colour Pencils, Felt tip or Marker pens, Conte or Charcoal
  • Camera (plus film / memory card / batteries)
  • Personal laptop (this is not essential but if you do have a laptop please bring it along)
  • You will also need to allow at least £20.00 towards the cost of processing and printing / copying of images 
  • Travel costs and entry to Museum or Street Market (approx £10.00)

Available dates