The Master in Fashion Styling shapes professional Fashion Stylists with excellent style, a steady wrist on set and a splash of personal taste. This is the master behind the image, dictating visuals by understanding the language of today’s aesthetic paradigms and shaping the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This is an icon maker who works closely with designers, videomakers, photographers and artists.
The Master in Fashion Styling offers five main areas: Styling a Collection, Styling a Still-life/Product Editorial, Digital Styling, Styling an Editorial and Personal Styling. Each area is composed of dedicated classes and ends with a project that can be presented as a personal portfolio, providing each student with a practical set of skills for the fashion industry.
This intensive specialization program is run by resident teachers from the industry and includes international guest lecturers, a field trip to Paris or London, workshops, attendance to Milan/Florence fashion weeks, internship opportunities, a visit to the Venice Biennale and the regular use of a professional photography studio.
Lessons amount to a total of 700 contact hours and the overall obtainment of 80 credits.
This course is completed with the possibility of an internship in a fashion company.
Mentors share tools, guidance, motivation and resources with students throughout their program. They play an important role in the professional lives of young students.
Fashion Editor & Creative Consultant
Serge Girardi is a fashion editor and creative consultant. His career began in Paris at COMME des GARÇONS, working as a men’s shop manager for 5 years before transitioning to Public Relations within the company. He served as Fashion Editor for Vogue Homme International before becoming Numero Homme Paris’ Fashion Director in 2001. During his 17-year tenure at the magazine, he collaborated with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Liz Collins, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Matthias Vriens, Matthew Brookes, Eric Nehr and Nagib Taib.
Serge Girardi has also worked as a fashion editor for T Magazine, Under the Influence, Les Echos Week-end and Man of the World and served as a men’s fashion consultant for Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Berluti and Fendi.
The curriculum of the course includes a range of subjects that will help students develop their skills and knowledge in the field. Some of the key topics covered include:
- Fashion Iconography
- Fashion Styling
- Set & Productions
- E-commerce Styling
In order to be eligible for this course, you will need to be selected after the admission process.
During the application you are required to upload a portfolio including an overview of your previous work with samples and photos.
Basic requirements are:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with motivation letter
- English language proficiency
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or professional work experience in a related field
A career as a Fashion Stylist, whether within a brand, a magazine, retail or freelance, requires organizational skills, research methodology, a sociological overview and understanding, taste for culture and subculture with the propensity to perform a personal vision from the lucid dreams that fuels creativity.