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Certified Fashion Stylist

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Fashion Stylists are the Fashion Industries New Influencers!



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Fashion styling is a complex and competitive field. If your goal is to work with models, photographers, fashion designers, creative directors or editors, this course will prepare you by giving you both the basics of fashion styling and the creative eye to succeed in the fashion world. You’ll learn the foundations of fashion styling as well as how to identify historic fashion references, how to create style plans for high-profile and celebrity clients, how to style private clients, how to style specifically for films, and how to draw and illustrate your concepts. The following is a basic topic Overview of the interactive video tutorials in this course. Course includes audio, video, interactions, mini-quizzes, exercises and exams:




Here is the course outline:

1. FSI Welcome and Orientation Class

35 min

Course welcome, how eLearning works, meet your instructor, set your profile, review the portal, practice netiquette. Tutorials for the new learner, how to access your resources, change your profile (including photo) and join a networking group.

Section Duration
pageText Hello and Welcome to FSI 10 min
pageText View Orientation Video 10 min
package FSI Welcome Orientation 15 min

2. The Certification Review

20 min

Multiple video and seminar review of: Learning Outcomes, CEU’s, course objectives, standards in online learning, your course structure and curriculum.

Section Duration
pageText Read Information About Viewing Online Courses 5 min
package How FSI Certifies Students 15 min

3. Articles, Resources and Libraries

15 min

Your security settings, avoiding pop up blockers, setting your email, joining a group, your best profile and biography details, meet your friends, find your resources etc.

Section Duration
offline Read "About Your Course" Articles 15 min

4. First Assignment: Complete 6 Outcomes

35 min

Opportunity to get comfortable with survey templates, students submit answers electronically and their initial learning skills are examined.

Section Duration
pageText Required Project to Complete Before Moving On 30 min
pieChart Complete Six Outcomes 5 min

5. Influence of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

2 hrs

This section reviews the influence of fashion on consumer behavior. Study includes: Body image, Clothing symbols, Impression formation, Impression management, Nonverbal communication, Person perception communication model, Personality, Self-image, Stereotypes, Traits and Values

Section Duration
package Module 1 Influence on Consumer Behavior 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 1 1 hr

6. Cultural Influences of Global Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 35 min

Video section reviews the influence of culture on consumer behavior. Study includes: Adornment, Aesthetic, Androgyny, Culture, Diaspora, Diffusion, Ethnic Identity, Gender, Modesty, Protection, Psychological need, Rites of passage, Socio-cultural needs

Section Duration
package Module 2 Cultural Influences 1 hr
pageText 5 Minute Read Anthropology of Dress and Fashion 5 min
quiz CP Quiz 2 30 min

7. Physical Influences of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews how the physical influences what we wear. Study includes: Balanced silhouette, Body proportion, Body Types (Wedge i.e.: Inverted Triangle, Triangle, Hourglass, Rectangle), Carotene, Cosmetics, Ectomorph, Endomorph,Mesomorph, Hair, Keratin, Melanin, Muscles, Nails, Skin, Somatotype

Section Duration
package Module 3 Physical Influences of Fashion 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 3 30 min

8. Design Elements - Line: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews the Design Elements – Space, Shape, Form And Line. Study includes: Angular Shape, Curved line, Curved shape, Decorative line, Dominant line, Elements of design –Form, Hairstyle, Line, Shape, Space, Straight line, Silhouette and more.

Section Duration
package Module 4 Design Elements Lines 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 4 30 min

9. Design Elements Color: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews the color theories and color analysis. Study includes: Achromatic (color harmony), Analogous (color harmony), Chroma, Color, Contrasting (color harmony), Cool hues, Dominant color types, Dimensions of color, Hue, Monochromatic, Primary colors, Secondary colors, Triad (color harmony), Value, Warm hues and more.

Section Duration
package Module 5 Design Elements - Color 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 5 30 min

10. Design Elements Texture: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

This video section reviews fabric, texture principles. Study includes: Understanding draping, Fabric, Fashion fabric, Fibers, Finish, Hand Harmony, Proportion, Tactile qualities, Tailoring, Texture, Yarns.

Section Duration
package Module 6 Design Elements Texture 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 6 30 min

11. Fashion Design Principles: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Concepts of design, fashion design decisions and design vocabulary are among the topics covered. Video section reviews important design principles – Study includes: Applied design, Balance, Design, Emphasis, Formal Balance, Harmony, Informal Balance, Progression, Proportion, Radial Balance, Rhythm, Structural Design, Unity

Section Duration
package Module 7 Design Principles 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 7 30 min

12. Fashion Design Principles Fit: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Fit, tailoring, sizing guidelines and size categories are just some of the topics studied here. Study includes: Design ease, Drop, Ease, Fit (Men’s and Women’s), Fit models, Grain, Rise, Tailoring, Wearing ease, sizing categories.

Section Duration
package Module 8 Clothing Fit 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 8 30 min

13. Fashion Design Principles Wardrobe: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Clothing budget, clothing selection, wardrobe planning and accessory purchasing are discussed and dissected. Video section reviews strategies used in managing client wardrobes. Study includes: Accessory Basics, Bridge jewelry, Business casual dress, Cost per outfit formula, Cost per wearing formula, Costume jewelry, Everyday casual wear, Extras, Fashion personality, Fine jewelry, Traditional business dress, Wardrobe planning.

Section Duration
package Module 9 Wardrobe Strategies 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 9 30 min

14. Basic Apparel Style Terms

45 min

Over 150 core silhouettes, clothing styles and details reviewed in video format and pronunciation. Core terms for any fashion student preparing for exams. Fashion professionals need an understanding of these core terms to practice as consultants.

Section Duration
pageText Basic Apparel Slide Notes PDF 20 min
package Basic Apparel Style Terms and Pronunciations 15 min
pageText Complete Textile and Fiber Glossary 10 min

15. Intro to Fashion Styling Part 1

2 hrs

Introduction to fashion styling. Self-paced instructional video, audio, tools, resources, online links and ebooks to study. Students have access to each class within the course for up to 12 weeks. This section offers the training kits for the important components of the course.

Section Duration
offline Read Student Manual 1 hr
package Fashion Stylist Course Part 1/ Intro 1 hr

16. Intro to Fashion Styling Part 2

1 hr

Students discover the building blocks of successful styling - history of styling, fashion styling today, skills & talents, getting work, personal clients, celebrity clients, fashion styling basics

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Course Part 2 1 hr

17. Intro to Fashion Styling Part 3

1 hr

Video tutorials on steps of the successful consult, the consultation process, photographing, measuring intro, choosing appropriate silhouettes, telling a story, defining the components of outfits, creating collage/ storyboard/ moodboards.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Course Part 3 1 hr

18. Intro to Fashion Styling Part 4

1 hr

Prepare the shoot, video or show, Set up, style and strike, racks and track detailing; includes how to pull for a runway show/ photo shoot, building a portfolio.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Course Part 4 1 hr

19. Learn to Digitally Collage For Clients

2 hrs, 20 min

Digital collage work is an art form and one that can be intergrated into the work a stylist consultant does with clients. Learn to assemble outfits that tell a story to visually explain the principles of fashion and clothing coordination, create sets, plan modular dressing, travel planners and more.

Section Duration
pageText PicCollage Instructions 5 min
package PicCollage Demo and Tutorial 1 hr, 15 min
pencil Describe and Submit PicCollage Project 1 hr

20. eBook and Fashion Studio Access

2 hrs, 15 min

Access to your eBook includes content, flash cards, mini quizzes, extended resources such as glossary, Adobe Reader copy. All instructions provided for accessing your Bloomsbury studio (cost included in course). Content can be downloaded, highlighted, notated and bookmarked. Through our educational partnership with Bloomsbury Fashion Central access codes (not available publicly) are assigned to each student.

Section Duration
pageText Preparation for the next section
package Fashion Central Studio Tutorial 2 hrs
pageText Instructions for Downloading eBook 15 min

21. Resources Folder Fashion Stylist Business Forms

15 min

Resources Folder Fashion Stylist Business Forms includes Pull Letter, Call Sheet, Cheat Sheet, Booking Agreement, Shoot Inventory, Stylist Tools List, Stylist Voucher, Model Release Templates plus many more required forms a stylist needs to begin work.

Section Duration
pageText Fashion Stylist Worksheets and Business Forms 15 min

22. Fashion Stylist Part 1 Let's Begin

2 hrs, 30 min

Part 1 summarizes the three primary areas that encompass fashion styling. It discusses the personality traits of successful stylists and sets forth must-have skills for styling. What is fashion styling? What fashion styling entails. The three main specialties of fashion styling. Diversifying into other areas of styling. What it means to be freelance vs. salaried. Personality traits that a stylist needs to succeed. Ten how-to skills that a stylist must master. How to spot trends. First assignment - portfolio page.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 1 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your First Portfolio Item = Your Top Sheet 30 min

23. Fashion Stylist Part 2 Photo Styling

2 hrs, 30 min

Module 2 explores print styling in greater detail, including a break-down of an editorial fashion shoot and an introduction to fashion calendars and magazine timetables. The two main areas of photo styling. The differences between editorial and lifestyle styling. Fashion magazine timetables. How fashion stylists source clothing. The fashion calendar and production schedules. The fashion stylist's responsibilities before, during, and after a shoot.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 2 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your Second Portfolio Item = RTW and Couture Styling Photo Collage 30 min

24. Fashion Stylist Part 3 Careers in Styling

2 hrs, 30 min

Lessons discuss a variety of sub-specialties within categories of fashion styling such as runway styling, prop styling, visual merchandising and social media-specific styling. These areas are important for aspiring stylists to understand so they can be prepared for a variety of different types of opportunity. Video reviews of Why stylists diversify their skills, runway styling, off-figure clothing styling, flat lays, prop and set styling, food styling, jewelry styling, visual merchandising, digital styling for e-commerce and social media.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 3 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your Third Portfolio Item = a Model Style Board 30 min

25. Fashion Stylist Part 4 Portfolio Building

2 hrs, 30 min

Part 4: Portfolio Building, Branding, and Networking; Part 4 covers the basics of marketing one’s styling business with physical and online portfolios and curated social media content. Includes: What to include in a portfolio. How to create a digital and a hard copy portfolio. Personal websites and comp cards. Marketing tools for freelancers. Proper professional etiquette on set and off. Explores fashion internships and assisting opportunities. Building and leveraging social media marketing with tutorials for starting a Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram account and campaign.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 4 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your Fourth Portfolio Item = Create a Tear Sheet 30 min

26. Fashion Stylist Part 5 Business 101

2 hrs, 30 min

Business 101 for Freelance Stylists. Part 5 covers business basics, including must-have documentation for pulling garments and tips for writing a business plan and setting up an office. What beginning stylists need to know about essential business documentation. Agency representation vs. freelance? How to build a freelance business plan (summary or mission statement, owner profile and skill set, location and market analysis, plan for business growth, rates and fees, office/workspace/overhead, analysis of living expenses and supplemental income, uses for downtime.). Studio, office, and financial basics. Insurance to protect your studio. What type of business structure will you have? Templates and forms included.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 5 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your Fifth Portfolio Item = Create Your Custom Invoice 30 min

27. Fashion Stylist Part 6 Fashion Lexicon

2 hrs, 30 min

Fashion Lexicon: Terms, Icons, History, and Inspiration. Part 6 sets forth the touchstones of common cultural inspiration within the styling community such as important movies, fashion icons, art movements and historical references. Why stylists need to be fluent in fashion. The anatomy of apparel. The language of fashion. Fashion icons from Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie "O" and Diana Vreeland. Timeless and classic garments from the moto jacket to the LBD. Screen classics and other cultural inspirations. Writing editorials and creating cheat sheets (tear sheets).

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 6 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your Sixth Portfolio Item = Create Your Fashion Icon Editorial 30 min

28. Fashion Stylist Part 7 Your First Test Shoot

2 hrs, 30 min

Preparing for a Test Shoot; learn what happens before, during and after a fashion shoot. In Part 7 the shoot is a test, and this module provides information on assembling a team, assembling a kit and managing creative direction. The benefits of testing and assisting. How to prepare for a test shoot. Preliminary meetings. Sourcing your first garments. Finding the talent and team. Pulling and prepping for the shoot How to assemble your master styling kit. Important actions that happen after the shoot. Getting images for your portfolio.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 7 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your Seventh Portfolio Item = Create a Themed Storyboard 30 min

29. Fashion Stylist Part 8 At the Shoot

2 hrs, 30 min

Part 8 provides guidance on what to do on set at a job, and also covers photography basics. Winning behavior and etiquette tips for the stylist on a shoot. Prepare for wardrobe malfunctions. Photography and composition basics include the rule of thirds and diagonal photography. Essential tasks to perform on the day after the shoot, confirming the pull sheet, returning merchandise, communicating with the client, shipping and insurance basics. Final images and use of. Posting to social media, tagging and linking to your agency, designer and key players.

Section Duration
package Fashion Stylist Advanced Part 8 2 hrs
folderUp Create Your Eighth Portfolio Item = Create a PDF Showcasing Rule of Thirds and Diagonal 30 min

30. Digital Photography: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

2 hrs, 30 min

Photography Basics: How Does A Camera Work? Holding Your Camera, Intro To Exposure, What Is Composition? Focus, Focus, Focus, Basics Of Exposure And Composition, Understanding Iso, Moments And Motion, Depth, Depth, Depth, Texture And Form, Through The Looking Glass, Landscapes And Light, People And Portraits, Practice Towards Perfection, The Simple Math Of Photography, Metering To 18% Grey, Angle Of Light, Lenses, Reciprocity Is Awesome, Low-Light Photography, Growing As A Photographer, Practice And Patience.

Section Duration
package Learn Digital Photography 2 hrs
quiz Match the Terms Digital Photography Methods 30 min
Fashion Campaigns Guidebook

31. How to Measure, Fit and Proportion

5 hrs, 20 min

Instructor led video demonstrating principles of proportion, fit, cut, tailoring, styling. Steps for creating a visually perfect outfit, the Golden Mean in fashion coordination and harmony of design. Students learn important concepts of proportioning clothing, matching hairstyles to facial shape, fit principles and focal points. The ABC’s of the client measurement session are reviewed in this course section.

Section Duration
offline Review How to Measure Articles 15 min
package How to Measure Tutorial 1 hr
package Proportion and Balance 45 min
pageText Proportion and Balance Course Notes 20 min
package Proportion Part 2 The 123's 1 hr
pencil Proportion Part 2 The 123's Assignment 2 hrs

32. How to Identify Facial Shape and Hairstyles

1 hr, 30 min

How to measure, determine and verify the correct facial shape. Then discover how to choose appropriate hairstyles for each facial shape. Video tutorials teach how to identify “lines” in facial features, determine scale of facial proportions that influence hair style. Quiz practice included.

Section Duration
package Facial Shape Module Training Course 1 hr
pageText How to Identify Facial Shapes Workbook 30 min

33. Styling Game Sessions

1 hr, 15 min

Practice interactive styling sessions, identify how to clothe each body shape, use software to create client books, collages, style directives and more. Create coordinated sets, multiple clothing choices, mix and match options. Learn to style, coordinate, hairstyles, facial shape PLUS complete five interactive exercises in styling.

Section Duration
package Styling Game Review 1 hr
pieChart Styling Game Review Exercises 15 min

34. Color Analysis and Consulting Methods

5 hrs

Color Analysis training modules in client color consulting methods, the study of color, skin tone, undertone. Modules include study in skin tone contrast, temperature, tone, hue. The ten-step color draping and analysis process is thoroughly reviewed and includes video examples and tutorials.

Section Duration
offline Color Analysis Student Manual 1 hr
package Color Analysis Part 1 1 hr
package Color Analysis Part 2 1 hr
package Color Analysis Part 3 1 hr
pageText Color Analysis Extras 1 hr

35. Adobe Kuler Tutorial Audio/Video

1 hr, 10 min

Visually identify inherent colors for clients using provided software (free download). This tutorial breaks down the steps to take to create a photo, upload it and identify inherent colors in eye color. For use in identifying correct clothing and accessory colors as well.

Section Duration
package How to Use Kuler For Color Analysis 1 hr
pageText Adobe Kuler Worksheet 10 min

36. How to Coordinate, Mix and Match Fashion

2 hrs, 5 min

Master class in styling - how to coordinate fashion combinations of print, texture, pattern and color. Includes video instructions and tutorials on combining three, four and more prints and patterns to achieve "high styling" mastery. 133 page manual is included "How to Coordinate Fashion"

Section Duration
pageText Student Manual Mixing to Match How to Coordinate Fashion PDF
package How to Coordinate Fashion Part 1 1 hr
package How to Coordinate Fashion Re-Cap 1 hr
pageText Style Garment Cheat Sheet 5 min

37. Final Essay

1 hr

A graded essay assignment to focus the student on why they want to be a Fashion Stylist. 250 word minimum. Student is graded on grammar, spelling, use of visuals and examples sited.

Section Duration
pencil Essay 1 Why I Want to Be a Fashion Stylist 1 hr

38. Student Project - Define Your Niche Market

1 hr, 30 min

Students discover a powerful method toward identifying their niche market within this industry. Graded assignment offers key feedback to motivate students toward professional consultant status. A great way to define their business goal.

Section Duration
pencil Fashion Stylist Niche Market Statement 1 hr, 30 min

39. Student Review and Rating

Feedback review and rating by instructors. Students will now be reviewed and rated by their instructor and feedback given about the students professional performance skills throughout the course along with advice about improvement if needed.

pageText Rating Student Performance/ Instructor Feedback

40. Course Ending Checkout

25 min

All students completing the course are required to submit a brief feedback testimonial about their experience with the course. Click the link below for instructions and sample. Students also must complete a Participant Training Evaluation form prior to completing the course to earn their CEU's and/ or ILU's.

Section Duration
pageText MUST READ: Important Information About the Portal Policies
pageText Rate This Course 5 min
pieChart Graduate Exit Survey Participant Evaluation
pencil Exit Feedback 20 min

41. ZIP Graduate Resource Documents

5 min

Online library of downloadable resources, forms, eBooks and supportive material to help the new graduate build a strong business. Includes jpeg and psd CFS badge images to place on your website, promotional materials and newsletters. Be sure to open this robust forms file and download NOW as this module will lock when your course is complete.

Section Duration
pageText Free Customizable Forms 5 min


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Award CEU Statement
FSI Official Final Certification Award
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