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Styling and Fashion Coordination

Fashion Styling is an exciting career path, gaining popularity from TV shows such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Trinny & Sussanah and other make-over shows. But there is much more to a career in fashion styling than being able to put together an outfit!

Stylists have to put their hand to a wide range of skills, they need to have good organisational and communication skills, have a creative flair and eye for design, and must stay up to date with the current fashion trends.

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
  • show styling - styling fashion parades, or TV personalities for shows or events
  • commercial styling - styling images or looks for advertising
  • and more!

Stylists are also known as: image consultants, personal stylists, fashion editors, photo stylists, wardrobe stylists, design coordinators, personal shoppers, celebrity stylists and makeover stylists.

To read more about what is involved in a career in styling click here.

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Fashion stylists do everything from helping clients improve their image, producing ideas for photoshoots, selecting clothing & accessories for events, filming and for photoshoots, work for fashion magazines and more. Fashion stylists generally wor... MORE ▸
DURATION
36 Weeks
NEXT START DATE
Brisbane Campus 25th Jul 16
Gold Coast Campus 25th Jul 16
Part Time
VET FEE-HELP
The Diploma of Styling course offers students training in the fashion styling industry to give students the skills to work in a career that is creative, diverse and exciting. This course is for anyone who is interested in a career in fashion styli... MORE ▸
DURATION
3 Years PT (1 day/wk)
NEXT START DATE
Gold Coast Campus 30th Jul 16
Brisbane Campus 30th Jul 16
Distance
Discover how to start an exciting career in the Fashion Industry as a Professional Stylist and Image Consultant. The Styling for Fashion, Image and Media Correspondence Course will introduce you to the styling industry and prepare you to start you... MORE ▸
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Self paced
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Short Course
This short course is designed to provide students with the understanding of how to start your career styling for private clients, corporate, catwalk, photoshoots, makeovers, magazine editorials and commercial. A stylist is not a designer but an in... MORE ▸
DURATION
15 x 3hr classes over 8wks
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Brisbane Campus 30th Jan 17
Short Course
This course is designed to prepare students for starting their own business as a personal stylist / image consultant. Students will learn how to conduct client consultations, wardobe audits, personal shopping and makeovers. MORE ▸
DURATION
10 x 3hr classes over 5wks
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10 Weeks
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Achieving the right merchandise mix for the store is crucial and involves more than having an eye for fashion. Learn how to formulate a buying strategy and achieve a good merchandise mix to maximise sales and profit. Learn crucial performance anal... MORE ▸
DURATION
6 x 3hr Classs (over 3 Wks)
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Brisbane Campus 9th Jul 16
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10 Weeks
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Gold Coast Campus 23rd Sep 16
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1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 30th Jun 16
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5 Weeks (1 Day/Wk)
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Learn the basics of personal styling - how to determine a client's figure type and the figure flattery rules, how to determine a client's colouring and what colours will suit them and tips and tricks in starting your own personal styling business! MORE ▸
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3 Days
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Brisbane Campus 21st Sep 16
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1 Day
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