Fashion Design Studio Assistant with Styling and Visual Communication
This course will prepare you for a career in the fashion industry either in the UK or abroad. A design studio specialist is expected to assist the designers on a day-to-day basis with a variety of tasks. Our course focuses on the art of styling and presenting fashion through an artistic, contemporary narrative. You will develop and define your style as a visual merchandiser and fashion stylist through innovative projects and creative collaboration opportunities with industry practitioners; such as photoshoots and styling for editorial content.
‘…standards of work are strong.’ Ofsted, 2018
A design studio specialist is expected to assist the designers on a day-to-day basis with a variety of tasks such as: trend & inspirational research, communicating with suppliers, sketching & technical drawings, preparing tech packs by using Photoshop and Illustrator, hand sewing & textile sampling and maintaining organisation within the studio.
Visual communication encompasses your ability to competently communicate your work, style and ideas. When expressed confidently and successfully, it can provide opportunity for career, experience or educational progression. Exploring various ways to visually communicate your work will help you to identify the method that works best for your individual creative style.
Throughout the course you will engage in projects that inform your fashion knowledge and understanding of the retail fashion market - aimed at both digital and physical retail. These include strategies such as brand communication through window displays, designed to provoke and evoke an emotive response. The course will provide you with the opportunity to explore the field of retail fashion confidently. You will engage in exciting, innovative projects informed through creative techniques and new fashion practices.
What areas will I study?
- Fashion styling and visual communication
- Computer aided design – Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
- Digital illustration and image manipulation
- Current global trends in the fashion industry
- Developing a fashion product
- Visual recording
- Materials, techniques and processes
- Ideas and concepts
- Communication through art and design
- Contextual influences in art and design
- Professional practice in art and design
- Computers in art and design
- Image manipulation using computer application
- Pattern development
- Fashion in retail
- Computer applications in fashion
- Fashion marketing
- Fashion visualisation
- Garment production
- Fashion presentation techniques
- Fashion promotion
- Fashion styling
- Fashion buying