SXS 100 Introduction to Fashion Styling
If you have a strong visual sense and an aptitude for working with color and proportion, consider becoming a fashion stylist, creating visual solutions for publications, media, and entertainment events. This course provides an in-depth study of the stylist's role in print and interactive media, with an emphasis on fashion and accessories. The actual work and responsibilities of the assistant stylist and stylist, from shopping and prepping merchandise to working with models and layouts, are covered. The specifics of styling professionalism are taught. Program is highly interactive, with work assignments.
Instructors: Nancy Alusick, professional stylist; Sadia Seymour, professional stylist; and Emma Sosa, professional stylist
SXS 110 Fashion Styling Confidential
This special version of SXS 100 is intended for people who are interested in learning some of the basics of styling but are unable to commit to the full certificate program. Whether you're visiting NYC this summer or are in need of insider styling fundamentals in your career, these three intensive sessions are perfect for people with limited time. Program highlights the stylists role in print and interactive media in fashion markets. Through a series of mock assignments and a mini photo shoot, attendees experience the work and responsibilities of the stylist, including shopping, propping, prepping, and working with models and photo professionals.
Certificate candidates: SXS 110 cannot be substituted for SXS 100.
Some additional expense possible, up to $15.
Instructors: Barbara Berman, wardrober and show coordinator; Sadia Seymour, professional stylist.
SXS 200 Fashion Styling for Print Media
Prerequisites: SXS 100, SXM 100, and SXM 220
Students gain a step-by-step education in the basics of styling for advertising, print layouts, television commercials, and video assignments. Learn how to shop the market, work with designers, and how to select the right model or actor, and observe the professionalism necessary for a specific assignment while participating in a photo shoot with a working New York photographer, models, and hair and makeup. Students receive an email file of their digital images and begin work on their portfolio.
Instructors: Nancy Alusick, professional stylist; and Emmanuel Faure, commercial photographer.
SXS 250 Fit Figure Fashion Styling for E-Commerce and Digital Applications
Working stylists and those new to the field, gain the up-to-the-minute skills now required by the explosion of digital resources marketing fashion products including the specifics for 3D retail photos. Discover new work methods from what you need in your kit, to how to pin, do laydowns, dress mannequins and ghosts all applicable to images developed for websites, EBay and Pinterest, social media, or e-portfolios. Work hands-on in a series of exercises designed to teach the right pinning, use of armature wire, Styrofoam, monofilament, as well as how to fold garments, and incorporate accessories and props. Final assignment concentrates on the special requirements for styling gifs. Some materials provided.
Students need to equip their kit with 3" strong steel pins, quilting pins, fun tack, double-stick, metal tape, and lint remover tape/masking tape prior to first class and be prepared to provide clothing and accessories to shoot.
Instructor: Jessica Agullo, professional off figure fashion/prop stylist.
SXS 310 Fashion Styling for Today's Media Workshop
Prerequisites: SXS 100, SXS 200, SXM 120, SXM 220, and SXM 260
Intended for students who are very close to Fashion Styling program completion, this highly interactive workshop provides real world experiences. Work involves styling creative photo essays suitable for print and digital publication. Each student works independently to hone and develop professional skills and techniques executing images, including securing your creative team and working with them in collaboration with your photographer on e-portfolio development. Attention is given to pitching and getting assignments to begin your styling career. Professional stylists may inquire about instructor permission to take SXS 310, please contact Kathleen_friedman@fitnyc.edu.
Instructors: Pamela Macklin, celebrity stylist and creative director; Lars Niki, 423A, LLC, fashion and beauty photographer.
SXS 330 Fashion Styling for Men
If you are a working stylist or looking to earn a styling certificate, add the basic elements of men's dressing and styling to your professional arsenal. Students gain a step-by-step education in the basics of styling for advertising, print layouts, television commercials, and video assignments. Learn how to shop the market, work with designers, and how to select the right model or actor, and observe the professionalism necessary for a specific assignment while participating in a photo shoot with a working New York photographer, models, and hair and makeup. Students receive an email file of their digital images and begin work on their portfolio. Some additional expenses required.
Instructor: Joseph DeAcetis, creative style director, Forbes; international menswear expert.
SXS 410 Intro to the World of Food Styling
Experience the intriguing and fashionable world of food styling, the art of arranging food for the camera to create fresh, mouthwatering images for advertising and media in print, film, and TV. On day one, a highly successful food styling expert who works closely with chefs, editors, and photographers overviews the field, including the challenges and rewards. See firsthand how food is made to look photogenic in an actual photoshoot featuring a top-notch food photographer. On the second day, work alongside these professionals experiencing what it's like to work in this emerging creative field. Learn fascinating techniques and secret tips that make a simple plate of food turn into a unique intimate food story as you explore food styling, food photography, and food media career possibilities.
Instructor: Alyssa Alia, professional food stylist, chef, and author, If the Table Could Talk - A Taste of Celebrations; with Al Owens, professional food stylist, and guests from the field.