Fashion Styling

Say it with the Image
Mentorship by Serge Girardi

Doesn’t make clothes, doesn’t wear them, doesn’t photograph them, doesn’t comment on them, but always knows everything about them: that is a Fashion Stylist.

KEY INFORMATION

  • Level: Master
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Cost:28,000
  • Language: English
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Editions
April
Start:April 12th 2021
End:December 11th 2021

Overview

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 take place from April to December and amount to a total of 700 contact hours. There is the possibility of completing the program with an internship at a fashion company, leading to the overall obtainment of 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields are eligible and selected after the admission process. 
 
Upon completion of the Master, students will be automatically given the possibility to partake in the Polimoda Talent program.

Mentor

Serge Girardi
Serge Girardi
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. He 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.

Learning modules

  • Fashion Iconography
  • Fashion Styling
  • Personal Development

Career opportunities

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. 

Scholarship

Discover our scholarship opportunities for the upcoming academic year. Download the regulations here.

The upcoming edition of this program will begin in April 2021. Polimoda will continue monitoring the Italian government’s safety advice and update its procedures as requirements change. Due to Covid 19, field trips and visits that cannot be done safely will be postponed and/or cancelled. 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 school.

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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