Stylists develop a wide range of skills. You will need good organisational and communication skills, creative flair and an eye for design. You’ll also need to stay up to date with the current fashion trends. This Course shows you how.
Stylists can work in the following areas:
- Editorial styling - styling images for media publications such as fashion magazines
- Personal styling/image consulting - providing advice or assistance for clients on how to improve their look and select clothing and accessories for themselves
- Personal shopping - selecting clothes for a client
- Celebrity styling - styling famous people for photoshoots, television appearances and re-carpet events
- Show styling - styling special events, TV personalities and other talent for shows and performances
- Commercial styling - styling images or looks for advertising
- Runway styling fashion parades
- Wardrobe styling - working on film and television productions
- Catalogue styling
- Retail fashion styling
- Prop and set styling
- Corporate styling - executives, public speakers, in-house magazines
Stylists work in the following areas and more:
Print. Here you will find yourself working closely with photographers, art directors, designers, artist managers, and fashion and photo editors. Print assignments include magazines, publicity shoots, album covers, advertising, and movie posters.
Video. Music, industrial and educational.
Commercials. Advertising commercials and infomercials.
Film: Features, shorts and documentaries.
Television: Live broadcasts, news and current affairs, breakfast television, sitcoms, soap operas, dramas, styling show hosts and visiting talent.
Live performance: Concerts, special events, road tours, fashion shows and theatre.
Personal styling: Models, musicians, television hosts, public speakers, celebrities, people in the public eye and people simply wishing to change or rediscover their look.
Corporate: Here you could be doing anything from styling company executives to styling annual reports. Certain cities are known for celebrities and recording artists. Others for fashion, advertising and television commercials. But what if you live where there are no celebrities and there is no fashion? There is still plenty of business. Companies still need stylists for styling CEOs, for product styling, uniform styling and photo styling of every description. These kinds of images fill thousands of corporate annual reports and are sent to shareholders, trade journalists and internet publishers. Corporate styling is a little-known but highly lucrative field.