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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, with others, Christopher Kelly


Styling is a key part of the fashion world. From magazine shoots to catwalk presentation, designers and photographers work with stylists to create fashion images and looks. This course will introduce you to styling for fashion and examine contemporary magazine shoots and introduce you to working stylists.

Topics covered

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

Entry requirements: You must be at least 16 and no older than 18 years old.

Level: Beginners

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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.

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