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London College Of Style

Fashion Styling
Advanced Diploma


12 Weeks

Next Start Date

Tuesday 13th April


Intermediate to Advanced



This advanced course focuses on nurturing and accelerating your career development. Taught in a pro-environment, you’ll receive expert, personalised tuition, direct industry experience and high-profile opportunities.


This course delivers creative and commercial career development, coupled with direct industry experience. We’ll help you unlock your potential and fast track your career in fashion styling.

Expert personalised tuition and post-training mentoring equip you with the skills and tools for success, both during and after training.

You’ll have access to numerous high-profile opportunities including London Fashion Weeks, Paris Fashion Week, Celebrity styling, Editorial Fashion Styling, Glossy Publications, Brand Styling and styling for Recording Artists. Plus the opportunity to collaborate with LCS fashion photography and makeup students on an additional advanced fashion test shoots during each term. This experience is priceless, giving you vital, real-world training and exposure while you study.

We partner with numerous respected fashion publications and offer commissioned shoot opportunities both online and in print during your training. You’ll work with some of London’s leading fashion PR, building invaluable relationships that give you access to luxury fashion samples to credit in your work.

You’ll be introduced to key PR companies to learn about industry protocol and help you establish vital networks early on in the course. You’ll also work on commissioned editorial, celebrity, designer and commercial projects throughout course.

When you graduate you’ll have an impressive network of influential, professional contacts. You’ll be able to showcase a sizeable portfolio of editorial work, highlighting your signature aesthetic as a visual artist. And we continue to support you post-training with vocational employment applications, optional internships and jobs.

As part of your course, you’ll also receive:

  • A professional industry styling kit, including portable streamer, pins, clips, tape, sewing kit, shoehorn and other materials
  • An LCS branded tote bag
  • LCS Stylist’s Little Black Book and pen
  • LCS training handbook, packed with industry tips, references and study materials
  • Complimentary access to some of London’s top exhibitions and excursions, organised by LCS
Is it right for you?

This course will help you to expand your knowledge and advance your career in:

  • Commercial styling
  • Styling for Advertising & Creative Agencies
  • E-Commerce & Brand Styling
  • Editorial Fashion Styling for Magazines
  • Fashion Editing & Magazine Production
  • Styling for TV, Celebrity & Media
  • Art direction
  • Fashion Features Writing
Modules Covered

The Fashion Styling Advanced Diploma course is divided into 7 training modules, which cover:

1. Advanced Fashion Styling Skills

  • Portfolio preparation and presentation totalling four shoots;
  • Two editorial shoot commissions for leading fashion publications up to eight pages
  • One celebrity shoot
  • Advanced Fashion Styling techniques
  • Working with Public Relations (PR)
  • Publishing your work in print and online as a professional freelance stylist
  • Professional Protocols & Industry Etiquette
  • Attendance at London Fashion Week & London Fashion Week Men’s
  • Art Direction skills, directing and planning shoots with collaborative teams
  • Commercial styling skills, brands and emerging designers
  • Look books, advertising campaigns, brand marketing materials and e-commerce

2. History of Fashion

  • Historical fashion skills, 15th – 21st century
  • Historical Referencing in Fashion in relation to Trend & Sub-Culture

3. Advanced Personal Styling & Celebrity 

  • Celebrity and TV styling for the creative media industries
  • Advanced personal styling skills for celebrity clients; colour analysis and body shape for the red carpet, performance and public appearance
  • How to advance your credibility by winning celebrity clients

4. Garment Customisation & Styling 

  • Basic alterations & sewing skills
  • Garment fitting & alteration techniques
  • Recycling, up-cycling and customisation for celebrity styling, creative editorial & commercial clients
  • A sustainable approach to creative fashion

5. Fashion Writing & Social Media

  • Fashion Features Writing
  • Blogging and social media
  • Your signature style; marketing yourself as your own brand

6. Trend Prediction & Fashion Forecasting 

  • Identify influences that inspire fashion trends; cultural, social & political influences
  • Fashion forecasting skills
  • Learn trend influences as directive resources for creativity originality without being prescriptive

7. Independent Test Shooting

  • One editorial test shoot submission to a magazine client
  • Fashion sourcing skills; work with leading names in London’s fashion PR and media
  • Model Agencies & Bookings
  • The art of Shoot Production
  • Industry connectivity & networking skills
  • Impressive CV through supported industry experience
  • Final portfolio & professional website curation with industry experts
Course Fees and Dates

April 2021

£4,295 inclusive of VAT

All course fees can be made by interest-free instalment payments. Please contact the LCS team for a person plan today.

Please NotePlaces are in high demand, therefore a deposit must be received to secure your place on this course. For more information on fees, deposits and refunds, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.


January Term:
Tuesday 5th January – Wednesday 24th March 2021

April Term:
Tuesday 13th April – Wednesday 30th June 2021

September Term:
Tuesday 7th September – Wednesday 24th November 2021


January Term:
Tuesday 4th January – Wednesday 23rd March 2022

April Term:
Tuesday 12th April – Wednesday 29th June 2022

September Term:
Tuesday 6th September – Wednesday 23rd November 2022


Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced level and is ideally suited for students who have completed the Foundation Course or have transferable industry skills assessed and evidenced in your application.

Student Finance

LCS is delighted to offer applicants Monthly Repayment Finance via our preferred partner – PAYL8R. Simply choose “YES” when asked ‘Do you require finance?‘ within your online application.

Campus Address

London College of Style
CIEE Global Building
46-47 Russell Square
London WC1B 4JP

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Industry Pedigree

Our global network of tutors have industry-leading experience, expert knowledge and the skills to help you succeed.
Hannah Kane

Hannah Kane

Hannah Kane

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Dan Blake

Dan Blake

Personal & Celebrity stylist Fashion Editor

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Rebekah Roy

Rebekah Roy

Fashion Stylist & Creative Consultant

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I’ve been working with LCS students for the past 2 years, they are an invaluable help to me, extremely reliable and the students do a really great job. Trained to a highly professional standard. Thank you LCS!

Working with the team at LCS is a dream … reliable, creative and kind. Perfect Ingredients during LFW!

We are delighted to have worked with LCS for the past couple of seasons at LFW. The students are always motivated and great to work with!

Thank you for the student dressing team. They were all very helpful and professional, contributing to the success of our London Fashion Week show!

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