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How to become a Fashion Stylist? – Important tips to become a fashion stylist. – INIFD Chennai

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Celebrity looks that just knock the charts off, prominent personalities and their stunning wardrobes, models looking like a million bucks in those advertisements! All this is made possible by an extremely talented stylist. Fashion Styling or Fashion Consulting is one of the many career paths you can choose in the glamour industry. 

  • Trends are your best friends

Attend as many fashion shows, brand showcases, showrooms and catalog launches that you can! Always stay updated on the latest trends, this will help you style your clients better and keep their fashion game strong!

  • Personalise, never impose.

Trends are temporary, but personality is permanent. While an outfit or an accessory might be very “in” at the moment, there are major chances that it will totally kill your clients personality. So style to personalise, keep in mind functionality and the kind of vibe your client wants to exude.

  • Be a social butterfly

Ain’t nobody that made it big without being a sweetheart first! Maintain a good image and personal and professional relationships with everyone in and around the industry, this will help you gain trust and credibility and also grow your clientele.

  • Learn from industry experts!

Most importantly, if you think you are up for this task, equip yourself with the right knowledge and guidance. INIFD Chennai offers a month long fashion styling program in LONDON with a chance to go behind-the-scenes of the London Fashion Week with the INIFD Launchpad and discover and learn more immersively! Here are some details about the program.

              TOPICS COVERED

•Shoot concepts / fashion image analysis

•Working with mood boards

•Styling to suit a variety of genres

•Catwalk trends

•Styling kit

•Fashion editing & run thorough

•Giving direction to achieve a desired image

•Team work

•Project management

•Conceptual editorial styling vs sales driven commercial styling

•Working with a fashion photographer

               TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

•Lectures

•Group discussions

•Practical workshops

•Field trips

•Market visits

•Shoot (a variety of options available)

•Research: Learning extends beyond the taught sessions. 

              LEARNING OUTCOMES

•Understand the role of the fashion stylist and how fashion styling is utilised within different areas of the fashion and design industry.

•Understand the elements and processes which go into the creation of a styled image.

•Understand how to work with a photographer / creative director to produce professional and innovative imagery.

•Work with composition, taste and style, with relevance to current and future trends.

•Understand the concept of styling, realising its potential within the media, promotion, advertising and sales.

At INIFD we push students to put their best foot forward and bridge the gap between knowledge and creativity. Join us to learn and be guided by experts to make your way into the fashion world! 

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Written by – Purthi Punamia

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