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FASHION STYLING 101




Fashion styling is a dynamic field that extends beyond runway glamour, encompassing essential skills applicable to personal styling in everyday life. Whether you have completed a fashion styling course or are intrigued by the industry, the skills acquired can significantly enhance your approach to personal styling across various contexts.




 

Training as a Fashion Stylist:

 

Doing a Fashion Styling course provides a solid foundation in key areas such as:

 

1. Understanding Trends and Aesthetics: Learning to identify and interpret fashion trends equips you with the ability to curate stylish and contemporary looks for yourself and others.

 

2. Colour Coordination and Composition:  Mastering colour theory and composition techniques enables you to create visually harmonious outfits that complement individual skin tones and personalities.

 

3. Garment Selection and Fit: Acquiring knowledge of garment types, fabrics, and silhouettes helps make informed choices tailored to body shapes and style preferences.

 

4. Accessorising with Confidence:  Learning the art of accessorising adds flair to outfits, elevating personal style and showcasing attention to detail.

 

By applying these skills, individuals can transform wardrobes and show others how to express themselves creatively through fashion choices that reflect their unique identity and lifestyle.

 

Perks of Working in the Industry:

Entering the fashion styling industry offers exciting opportunities, including:

 

- Creativity Unleashed: Fashion stylists enjoy creative freedom, curating looks that push boundaries and inspire trends.

 

- Networking and Collaboration: Building connections with photographers, designers, and models fosters a collaborative environment, enriching professional growth and exposure.

 

- Diverse Career Paths: From editorial styling and personal shopping to runway shows and celebrity styling, the industry offers diverse avenues to explore based on individual interests.

 

- Fashion Insider Access: Access to exclusive events, fashion weeks, and behind-the-scenes experiences provides firsthand exposure to the pulse of the fashion world.

 

Hard Work and Dedication:

 Despite its allure, fashion styling demands perseverance and dedication:

 

- Long Hours: Preparing for shoots or shows often involves late nights and early mornings to perfect every detail.

 

- Attention to Detail: The quest for perfection requires meticulous attention to every element of styling, from outfits to accessories.

 

- Adaptability: Flexibility is essential, as trends evolve rapidly, necessitating continuous learning and adaptation to stay ahead.

 

- Networking: Building a strong professional network requires active engagement and relationship-building within the industry.

 

While the journey may be challenging, the rewards of a career in fashion styling are unmatched for those passionate about creativity and style. Whether translating course skills into personal styling or pursuing professional opportunities, the world of fashion styling offers a vibrant canvas for self-expression and professional growth.


Join us for our Image Innovators SA Fashion Stylist Course happening May 23-25th in Centurion with Milanie Stadler. Milanie is a qualified Image Consultant with 10 years of firsthand experience in the beauty and fashion industry. Milanie has gained an in-depth look into this complex and ever-changing industry. She recently made her TV debut as a stylist on VIA’s “‘n Nuwe Jy met NOVA” where she gained invaluable knowledge - waiting to be shared with aspiring fashion stylists. Throughout this course, Milanie will share practical advice, and lessons from her own experience to equip students with the tools to take on a career in fashion styling, with confidence! 


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