On-Campus Saturday Course

FASHION
STYLING

The theory of fashion styling with practical,

real life exercises.

This immersive course combines the theory of fashion styling with practical, real life exercises that will give you the confidence to pursue styling as a career option, freelance undertaking or extension of your fashion design studies. It will give you an understanding of the job of a fashion stylist and provide helpful tips and guidelines for finding and producing styling work. 

We will explore the various areas that styling is used in in the fashion industry and associated industries such as photography and the film industry. If you want a stronger foundation for becoming a stylist in South Africa; inspiring, interactive projects that take you out into the public to explore and develop your eye as a designer then this is the course for you. We will build your portfolio consisting of lookbook shoots, street reports and trend reports.

EVERY SATURDAY FROM

15 August until 3 October

DURATION: 8 Weeks
SARURDAYS: 9am-1pm
COST: R 5800

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The Course has started. Contact us at info@daf-academy.co.za for information on the next course.

By clicking the apply button, you will be redirected to the short course application form.  When you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment options.  Your options are, Snapscan, Payjustnow (3 months installment interest free), Payfast, EFT, and cash/card at DAF campus.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Styling Short course is broken into 8 four-hour lessons. These lessons will take place every Saturday from 9am-1pm for the duration of the course and be held on campus at Design Academy of Fashion. This immersive course combines the theory of fashion styling with practical, real life exercises that will give you the confidence to pursue styling as a career option, freelance undertaking or extension of your fashion design studies. It will give you an understanding of the job of a fashion stylist and provide helpful tips and guidelines for finding and producing styling work. 

We will explore the various areas that styling is used in in the fashion industry and associated industries such as photography and the film industry. If you want a stronger foundation for becoming a stylist in South Africa; inspiring, interactive projects that take you out into the public to explore and develop your eye as a designer then this is the course for you. We will build your portfolio consisting of lookbook shoots, street reports and trend reports.

 

  • Lesson One: Fashion foundation. Introduction to styling theory. Fashion awareness. A brief history of fashion. Design theory. Group discussion on major designers and aesthetics.
  • Lesson Two: Stylists essentials. Roles and responsibilities of a stylist. Preparation and sourcing for a brief. Visit Wardrobe and meet stylist.
  • Lesson Three: Personal styling. Importance of developing personal style. Working theory, colour and silhouettes. Consulting your customer. Consulting and styling exercises.
  • Lesson Four: Trend reports and mood boards. Introduction to trends and trend reports. Street style and trend report.

 

  • Lesson Five: Stills/flat lay shoot. Create, style and shoot.
  • Lesson Six: Commercial styling. Avenues of commercial styling. Industry insights. Work on editorial concept. Create a visual merchandising mannequin display.
  • Lesson Seven: Finalising the brief and work on portfolio and hand in.
  • Lesson Eight: Editorial shoot.

YOUR COURSE CONVENERS

After completing her National Diplomas in Graphic Design and Jewellery Design, Rushni trained at a major South African fashion retailer and worked as a buyer for over 7 years. She moved into a Brand Marketing role at Reebok South Africa and worked as a Merchandise Manager for 3 years. Describing herself as a commercial creative, Rushni believes that to learn you need to be engaged, inspired and have fun!

Carla Viljoen is an educator, dance & movement specialist and workshop facilitator based in Cape Town. Her teaching practice spans 13 years in the formal education sector for the Western Cape Department of Education, specializing in the field of Creative Arts & Arts education. Carla continues to develop a practice that remains relevant to the challenges of 21st century teaching & learning. Carla seeks to meaningfully engage students in ways that empower, nurture creativity & critical thinking and provide opportunities for collaboration.  

COURSE OUTCOMES

At the end of this course you will receive a certificate of completion and be able to :

  • Understand the principles of styling and the many different aspects.
  • Be able to interpret a customer’s personal style and assist them to update their look.
  • Write a creative brief for a shoot and then style and manage the shoot.
  • Create a portfolio of flat lay, editorial and personal work.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A basic digital camera or cellphone that takes pictures, a blank notebook or moleskin to develop a fashion journal, access to the internet and resource materials such as fashion magazines and basic writing equipment.

FASHION STYLING APPLICATION FORM

When you select the “Proceed to Payment Options” you will be redirected to the payment page. 

Your have the option of Snapscan, Payjustnow (3 months installment interest free), Payfast, EFT, and cash/card at DAF campus.

ONLINE COURSES AVAILABLE

ONLINE COURSE
Beginners introduction to Photoshop and Illustrator for fashion design.
ONLINE COURSE
Aimed at designers looking to expand their technical knowledge.
ONLINE COURSE
Dive into the principles of design from concept to the final touches.

FULL-TIME PROGRAMS

DIPLOMA

The three-year Diploma in Fashion is an accredited programme that provides the ultimate preparation needed to enter the fashion industry.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE

The one-year Higher Certificate in Fashion is an exciting one year program that provides a holistic overview of the clothing industry as you build, develop and create your brand vision.

The DAF Difference

In order to contribute to the world, we need to understand ourselves first.

The DAF curriculum is designed to unleash your full potential as a unique creative.  Focusing on the heart and mind of the individual, we explore, engage and experience the world around us.  When we understand ourselves and connect to the world, we are able to design and create with relevance and empathy.