Fashion Styling

Fashion Styling

The Condé Nast Fashion Styling Program will give students an opportunity to learn from established fashion professionals and experiment with contemporary ideas in an exciting creative field that embodies both art direction and photography. The program is suitable for a variety of levels, ranging from the fashion-aware arts graduate to the enthusiast currently working in visual or fashion merchandising. It is taught over a three month period by our distinguished, internationally sourced guest lecturers, and our renowned Condé Nast team. Selected work from students will be exhibited in our gallery and presented on the website to an international audience.


The Fashion Styling program has developed a creative approach to respond to clients, editorial and advertising briefs, as well as encouraging an individual style. The program incorporates a balanced program of lectures, hands-on styling exercises, critiques, team projects, and self-directed ventures will deepen your understanding of the competitive global fashion media, as well as the Chinese and Asian markets.


Units cover key aspects of fashion styling for men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, beauty, and celebrity appearances in print and digital fashion media. Your visual knowledge will be enriched by increasing your understanding of the concepts, editors, photographers, models and stylists behind iconic images. You will see how a magazine works by scrutinizing the roles of the art director, pre-production planning, photographer and effects of text and typography.


Through execution of practical projects, you will gain insight into the research, design, and planning that goes into coordinating a fashion shoot for editorial and commercial projects. You will learn how effective communications between agents, photographers, and stylists enable you to get the right ‘look’, hair, and make-up for the target market and media. Students of the Fashion Styling program will be working closely with the Fashion Photography students, and relevant modules will be taken together.

your profile


An ambitious, creative, and experimental individual. You are prepared to learn new methods of execution and how to work hard to achieve your goals. You may already have substantial photography experience, or are still finding your footwork. You are interested in improving your portfolio, advancing your career, and developing your personal skills, through access to expert support and unique opportunities.


you will learn



How to research, organize equipment and develop visually effective fashion shoots for the sector or fashion media sector

How to expand your existing creative, analytical, and intellectual knowledge so that you may apply your ideas in problem-solving ‘live’ projects




An understanding of practical and sought-after styling tips, professional skills, localized production methods, and work-flow methodology

Insider insights: costing, management models, day-to-day operations, brand communications, and briefings



career possibilities

  • Fashion Stylist for fashion print and online media Fashion Stylist and visual merchandiser for retail group In-house stylist for independent shop or fashion store
  • Independent freelance fashion stylist and consultant In-store personal shopper Celebrity stylist and advisor
  • Editorial assistant for magazine Rep agency associate

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