Fashion Styling

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Under the Patronage of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
The Associate program in Fashion Styling combines mental imagery, inventiveness, aesthetic sensibility and culture, forming Fashion Stylists qualified to work for fashion houses, online and print magazines, media, bloggers, celebrities, advertising agencies, fashion retailers and E-commerce platforms. This program shapes professionals looking for essential visionary roles.


  • Level: Associate
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Cost:14,000 per year
  • Language: English
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Start:September 28th 2020
End:June 12th 2021

The upcoming edition of this program will begin in October 2020. If the conditions do not allow an experience on campus, we are prepared and committed to moving courses online until we are able to welcome our students at Polimoda.


The concentrated two-year program in Fashion Styling offers vertical progress, from learning the basic skills required by the market to completing more practical tasks such as fashion movie curating and providing consistency and appeal for a designer’s image. Horizontal progress is guaranteed with two projects per year, to be included in a personal portfolio.

Courses are run by teachers from the industry with hands-on, original teaching materials. Fashion Styling students have access to monthly guest lectures from experts and visionaries, an immense fashion library and computer labs. Field trips to companies, fashion shows and trade fairs in Italy will take place throughout the two-year duration of the course.

Candidates with a secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent are eligible and selected after the admission process. English language proficiency is required. Lessons take place from October to June, amounting to a total of 600 contact hours. The course is completed with an internship in a fashion company at the end of the second year. Each academic year is worth 60 credits.

Study plan

First Year: Fashion System
Contemporary Fashion, Aesthetics, Sociology of Imaginary, Fashion Photography, Photo shooting, Graphic Design, Fashion History, Collection Styling, Fashion Journalism, Digital Advertising.

Second Year: Personal Branding
Editorial Styling, Fashion Trend Forecasting, Digital Styling, Fashion Magazine Content, Color Theory, Visual Merchandising, Trend Materials, Video Making, Fashion Future, Fashion Leadership, Fashion Blogging & PR, Fashion Curation, Personal Styling & Fashion Portfolio.

Project work, seminars, workshops as well as company and museum visits are also included throughout the two-year program.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate program, students will be able to:

  • Use mental imagery, inventiveness, aesthetic sensibility, personal taste and visual culture.
  • Identify, research, interpret and develop styling concepts working with composition, taste and style with relevance to current and future trends.
  • Manage all elements and processes behind the creation of a styled image.
  • Develop a strong personal style to showcase a wide cross-media portfolio.
  • Work with creative directors, designers, photographers and art directors to produce professional and innovative imagery.

Career opportunities

Combined with a natural flair for fashion, sociological understanding and organizational skills, the Associate Program in Fashion Styling allows graduates the opportunity to work for or collaborate with fashion brands, fashion magazines, creative boutiques, shopping centers, retail stores, event management companies, model agencies, advertising agencies and celebrities, igniting new aesthetics and developing personal vision.


The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non-profit Association which disciplines, coordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion. The Association represents all the highest cultural values of Italian Fashion and it aims to protect, co-ordinate and strengthen its image, both in Italy and abroad.

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana is comprised by 111 Associates and is the point of reference for all the national and international initiatives aimed at valuing and promoting Italian style and Fashion. 

The Association also organizes Milano Fashion Week, the premier fashion industry event, which gives brands the opportunity to showcase their collections twice a year for men's collections and twice a year for women's.

Discover more

Watch Serge Girardi, fashion editor and creative consultant, share his secrets about being a successful Fashion Stylist in the 4th episode of Best Jobs in the World – Stories from the Fashion Industry, a series of open-access video lessons taught by leading fashion industry experts.

Fashion Styling with Serge Girardi | Best Jobs in the World #4

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