Fashion Styling

Say It With The Image
Mentorship by Keanan Duffty

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A breathtaking program to create the Fashion Stylist. This is a master of the image, who’s able to dictate visuals through understanding the language of today’s aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This is an icon-maker, who works closely with designers, video-makers, photographers and artists.

Fashion Styling goes in-depth into six modules: Styling a Collection, Styling a Fashion Event, Digital Styling, Styling a Store, Editorial Styling and Personal Styling. Each module is composed of dedicated classes and finishes with a project ready to present as a personal portfolio, thereby giving a practical set of skills for the fashion industry.

This intensive specialisation includes classes with resident teachers from the industry, international guest lecturers, a field trip to Paris or London, workshops, attendance to Milan/Florence fashion weeks, internship opportunities, as well as the Venice Biennale and the regular use of a professional photography studio.

The 9 month academic year from April to December, with a total of 800 teaching hours, is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher.

Study Plan

Styling a Collection
Illustrate the inspiration, research and trends behind a collection; accessorize and package a collection by emphasising its emotional value; create all the materials needed to present a collection to stakeholders.

Styling a Fashion Event
Organise an event, a show, a performance, an installation; curate location settings with a composition of imagery, video, sound and scent; create an impact in the media through press, VIPs, and professional industry relations.

Digital Styling
Create and manage the entire visual contents and look of a website; promote e-commerce websites through maximising the visual impact; tell a story with differentiating messages across social platforms and blogs.

Styling a Store
Design and plan a sales area to express a concept or brand identity; enhance a collection through product packaging and communication; organise an exhibition space with advanced visual merchandising strategies.

Editorial Styling
Design a photoshoot and coordinate the image development and selection; conceive and edit promotional images, advertising, advertorial and editorial; organise magazine content relating to the target audience.

Personal Styling
Create and provide consistency for an emerging or established designer’s image; curate a fashion, film, music or art celebrity through the management of their wardrobe and public appearances; create your own persona as successful stylist.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A career as Fashion Stylist, whether within in a brand, a magazine, retail or freelance, requires organisational skills, research methodology, a sociological overview and understanding, taste for culture and subculture, with the propensity to perform a personal vision from the lucid dream that fuels creativity.

Mentor

Keanan Duffty
Fashion Designer, Musician and Author
Keanan Duffty is an award-winning British fashion designer, educator and author of ‘Rebel, Rebel Anti-Style’ (Rizzoli, 2009). As a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Duffty has worked as Design Director for Aveda, Ben Sherman, Dr. Martens, Gola, Gwen Stefani's LAMB, Reebok, Moods of Norway, and John Varvatos Star USA. In 2007, Duffty collaborated with David Bowie to create a collection for Target, and in 2016 was the curator of the 2016 CFDA Awards’ tribute to Bowie, featuring Tilda Swinton. Duffty also created New York University’s Master of Science program in Fashion Business.