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Fashion Styling and Media: Residential Summer School (14-16 Year Olds)

Fashion Styling and Media: Residential Summer School (14-16 Year Olds)

London College of Fashion
Taught by
John William


If you love fashion but are perhaps not interested in a career in design, then this two-week residential course is a creative and intensive introduction to the Fashion Media. The course is taught by people working in the industry, who can answer all of your fashion questions. You will create exciting work, visit London galleries, experience a professional photo shoot and get the focused careers advice your school teachers may not be able to give. Whether fashion is for fun, or the business you hope to enter this course will inspire you.

What's included on the course?

  • What is Fashion Media? What are the different jobs and roles? Which one is for you?
  • You will discover the history of Fashion, and how magazines work.
  • You will get to know your camera and start taking better photographs.
  • You will visit exhibitions, shops, markets and shoot street style in Central London.
  • You will understand what a stylist does and what it takes to create an amazing Fashion shoot or campaign.
  • On one day of the course you will experience a professional studio shoot with a fashion photographer, agency model and make up artist.
  • You will become a trend spotter – and understand how trends influence the Fashion Industry.
  • You will be introduced to the specialisms of Fashion Journalism, Fashion Marketing and PR – and see how they all work together.
  • You will leave the course inspired and knowledgeable, with the beginnings of a portfolio and an individual action plan.

Fashion Styling and Media provisional schedule (76KB)

This summer school will give you a taster of many different areas of the fashion industry and will help you decide which direction you wish to take your fashion career in.

What are the benefits of attending a Residential Summer School at LCF?

This course will allow you to experiment with new techniques, build confidence, acquire new skills and be inspired to learn more. It's also a great way to meet like-minded friends from around the world. In addition to all your new knowledge and skills, you'll leave the course with examples of your written and visual work, that you have put together in a graphic-designed digital portfolio.

Download Programme information handbook 2019 (77KB)

We also run the following residential summer course for 14 - 16 years olds at Harrow School:


Beginners. You should have an interest fashion and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required. This course is delivered in English therefore a good level of English is required to make the most of the learning experience. 


Harrow School

Our residential courses are delivered at Harrow School. Harrow School was founded in 1572. Famous past pupils include former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, the poet Lord Byron, the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and King Hussein of Jordan. The school is considered amongst the most prestigious public schools in Britain, even the world. Summer school students are fully immersed in the Harrow experience, from staying in one of the famous boarding houses, to exploring the famous buildings where movies such as Harry Potter were filmed. The School boasts 300 acres of grounds which includes six conservation areas, a registered park, a nine-hole golf course and even a working farm. It is located just 15km north of central London in the beautiful village of Harrow on the Hill.

The course is delivered by London College of Fashion but all meals, accommodation and pastoral care are provided by Harrow School short courses.

Airport and Eurostar transfers:
Transfers to and from Harrow School from certain airports and London St Pancras train station (Eurostar only) can be arranged, in line with the terms and conditions. Please read our transfer terms and conditions before booking travel for your child. Download transfer terms and conditions (41KB)


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Male and female students will stay in separate dormitories’. Recreational activities outside of the course structure will also be separate at times.

You may also be interested in:

Fashion Design and Making: Residential Summer School (14-16 Year Olds)

Fashion Styling and Media Summer School (14-16 Year Olds)


Tutor Description

John William has been working at the forefront of fashion media for over fifteen years. An industry professional, he specialises in journalism, styling, creative direction, trend forecasting and photography. He launched London College of Fashion’s print magazine ‘Pigeons and Peacocks’ in 2008 and continued to work as the Editor in Chief for the next five years. Editorial clients include: i-D, Vice, The Sunday Times Style, Paper, Puss Puss, Please! and Nylon. For the past decade, John has been working as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Fashion across a number of BA courses, as well as teaching a range of fashion media short courses. John William is currently the Online Editor for Beauty Papers Magazine. 


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

  • Notebook and pen
  • Laptop/tablet
  • A DSLR camera or phone with camera (and card reader / means to transfer pictures onto your laptop.)
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories you might want to use on your photo shoots.
  • Most make-up will be provided for your photo shoot, but please bring your own foundation and mascara, plus any exciting make up (Glitter? Paints?) that you think might make a great photograph.
  • USB stick (at least 4GB) to save work and images

Available dates