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Introduction to Styling (16-18 Year Olds)

Introduction to Styling (16-18 Year Olds)

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Nada Dahab


The role of a fashion stylist plays a pivotal part of the fashion industry. On this course you will learn then tricks of the trade of a successful fashion stylist, how to start a career in styling and deliver high quality work. Included in this three day course is a photoshoot with a professional photographer where you have the opportunity to style yourself and develop your new skills.

Day one

  • Background history of stylists and contextualisation of their role.
  • The roles of a stylist today
  • In-depth look at Commercial Styling
  • How to interpret a style brief
  • Topshop App styling exercise.

Day two

  • In-depth explanation of Editorial Styling and the Network surrounding them, especially Fashion PRs.
  • Pathways into styling
  • Sourcing research
  • Outfits for the photoshoot.

Day three

  • Photoshoot with a professional photographer where you style yourselves.

You'll leave the course with your images on disc.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


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.


Please note: University Halls of Residence accommodation is available for under 18s during the Summer period. The only hall of residence available to under 18s travelling independently is Sketch House. You MUST enter the code Youth when making your booking online. Find out more about short course summer accommodation at UAL

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Tutor Description

Nada Dahab is a British Egyptian Freelance Commercial Fashion Stylist who has styled adverts for clients such as Actimel, Barclaycard and Calor. At the start of her career, she was contributing features to Volt magazine's online home, Volt cafe as well as working for Christian Dior Homme and Ermenegildo Zegna as a menswear sales consultant who would create looks for her clients, often helping them detox their wardrobes or dress for special occasions. Nada's passion for menswear and tailoring was greatly enhanced by this incredible experience.

Nada prides herself on being a multi-disciplinary creative who works not just as a Stylist with individuals who need help dressing for an occasion or updating their summer wardrobe but also commercially, helping create character through costume for adverts and events. One of Nada's favourite roles was acting as Creative Director, for Egyptian menswear brand Concrete where she would come up with concepts for their social media campaigns. Nada would oversee the entire process from the conception of ideas to the styling and placement of product to the production of the shoots. Currently, Nada is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins on the MA Applied Imagination in the creative industries as well as a Short Course Tutor at London College of Fashion, teaching students Fashion Media Styling. 


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

  • Notepad and pen
  • To bring on day two - A fashion magazine with a shoot inside that you love - old or new A festival inspired outfit / utilising your wardrobes / friends wardrobes / class mates wardrobes / families wardrobes / anywhere else to put together a physical outfit that also fits this brief.

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