Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow.
As an icon maker, the stylist is very in demand in different domains of the fashion industry such as design, shows, stores, magazines, celebrity and digital environments. As a professional of the image, the stylist experiments, gives colour to the Spirit of Time, launches and manages transversal collaborations with designers, video makers, art directors, photographers and artists.
Organisational skills, research methodology, sociological overview, a taste for the erudite quotation as well as for the subcultural one, complete the figure of the stylist along with the propensity to perform their personal vision and the lucid dream that fuels their creativity.
The program includes classes with resident teachers from the industry, international guest lecturers, a five-day exchange program to Paris or London, workshops and field trips to Milan/Florence fashion weeks, the attendance of the Venice Biennale and the regular use of a professional photography studio.
Fashion Styling is very intensive, structured around four educational levels (research, storytelling, icon making and applied release) and develops vertically through six possible career paths (styling a collection, styling a fashion event, digital styling, styling a store, editorial styling and personal styling), each one featuring at least one individual project.
The advanced level of this course is guaranteed by a limited number of participants tutored in the creation of a professional portfolio to be presented to a company.
STYLING A COLLECTION
Illustrate the inspiration, research, and trends behind a collection; accessorize and package a collection emphasizing its emotional aspects; create all materials needed to present a collection to stakeholders and investors.
STYLING A FASHION EVENT
Organise an event, a show, a performance, an installation; curate location settings via a composition of image, video, sound and smell; create an impact in the media through press, VIP, and professional industry relations.
Create and manage the entire visual contents and look of a website; promote e-commerce websites through maximizing visual impact; tell a story differentiating messages across social networks 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 exhibition space in accordance with advanced principles of visual merchandising.
Design a photo shoot and coordinate image development and selection; conceive and edit promotional images, advertising, advertorial and editorial; organise magazine content on the basis of a target audience.
Create and provide consistency to an emerging or established designer’s image; curate a fashion, cinema, music or art celebrity, managing their wardrobe and public appearance; create your own persona as successful stylist.
How to apply
Work experience in fashion or closely related industries is required. Applicants with no experience but with a significant degree in art, fashion design, photography or communication will be considered. English speaking and mandatory attendance.
Candidates will be selected upon presentation of portfolio, CV, motivation letter and after an interview with the Head of Department.
Fashion Stylist, Art Director, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Web Content Manager, Video & Sound Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Personal Shopper & Stylist, Set Designer, Curator, Event Manager, Photographer, Fashion Editor.