Duration : 4 Year UG Pathway

Eligibility : 10+2 in any discipline with minimum 50% marks

Location : Delhi NCR (West & East), Mumbai


Course Overview

This 4 Year UG Pathway focuses on the analysis of image and the development of style. The course centers around concepts, skills and training to create a sense of style through an image. It also accentuates the co-relation between thought and arrangement of styling solutions in diverse areas of fashion, retail, media and entertainment. The course also offers industry internship to transform students into industry ready professionals.

Make-up artists, fashion stylists and image designers are highly sought after in the media industry. The Fashion Styling and Image Design course instills the expertise to create the desired image for celebrities, media personalities and public figures.


Career in Fashion Styling and Image Design


Q: What is fashion styling and who are some of the famous stylists in India?

Fashion styling is to create enduring and alluring Images based on current fashion trends, social context, brand and personal identity by working with Photographers/ Designers/Creative and Art directors/Hair and makeup artists for Fashion magazines, Movies, Websites, TV commercial and Serials, Retail spaces/Celebrity and personal makeovers. The famous Stylists in India are Anaita Shroff Adhajania, Niharika Bhasin, Arjun Bhasin, Tanya Ghavri, Rhea Kapoor¸Gautam Kalra¸Edward Lalrempuia.


Q: Difference between Fashion Design and Fashion Styling and Image Design?

The major difference is that Fashion Styling and Image Design orients the students towards creating a complete overall image whereas Fashion Design students are oriented towardsactually making the garments. In Fashion Styling they learn how to execute concepts in editorial and commercial space and about personal styling and image consultancy. Fashion Styling and Image Design also emphasize on “Display” as the core image and identity of retail and other spaces. However, Fashion Design creates the strong foundation in pattern cutting, garment construction alongside draping and helps student consolidate knowledge on current trends and contemporary design related to global and national markets in context of structured clothing.


Q: What is the skill set required and what are the career options?

Passion for design, a good visual eye and a strong emotional quotient are some of the basic requirements. Often professional stylists work with styling agencies for TV and reality shows as well as with popular photographers to style portfolios. They also have an option to work as independent Fashion Stylist and Image Designer / Brand Stylist / Stylist in TV Industry and Advertising/Costume Designer for Movies/E-commerce Stylist and Curator/Personal Shopper/Fashion Magazine Stylist/Visual Merchandiser/Stylist for Fashion Shows/ Celebrity Stylist.


Q: Is it important to have formal education to be a stylist?

It is important to have classroom understanding of this field as it will equip you with the skills required to be a successful professional tomorrow. It is critical to have an understanding of different domains such as Make-up and Hairstyling, Photography, CAD and Visual Merchandising. A 4 year UG and 2 year PG courses from a good design institute should cover all the basic elements of the above in forms of modules and workshops.


Q: What things should a student look for while choosing a design school for such courses?

A design institute should be forward looking and prepare its students for what’s coming next and not just what already exists. It should prepare students for tomorrow – the workplaces, the trends, the dynamic industries. A student should definitely consider the faculty experience, employability & entrepreneurship nurturing, Industry exposure & connect and international exposure provided by the institute before joining.

  • Fashion Stylists and Image Designers
  • Brand Stylists
  • Styling Coordinators
  • Stylists in Advertising
  • Stylists in the Television Industry

Pearlites have also pursued higher education from some of the most sought after institutes in India and abroad.

Ankur Scroff London College of Fashion, UK
Arvind Criton Domus Academy, Italy
Ashish Dhaka University for the Creative Arts, UK
Chandni Kochchar Parsons School of Design – The New School, NY, USA
Devyani Mehrotra Domus Academy, Italy
Dhvani Bakshi Domus Academy, Italy
Divya Jain Domus Academy, Italy
Divya Kapoor Polimoda, Italy
Inayat Goel Savannah College of Art & Design, USA
Kriti Tula London College of Fashion, UK
Kritika Kapoor University for the Creative Arts, UK
Megha Manaktala Domus Academy, Italy
Nakshatra Singh London College of Fashion, UK
Nishita Sood Parsons School of Design – The New School, NY, USA
Parul Juneja Atlanta University, USA
Pooja Malhotra London College of Fashion, UK
Prachika Lochan Gupta Domus Academy, Italy
Pratyush Kumar Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Prerna Suri Kent University, USA
Priyanka Yadav Domus Academy, Italy
Rohan Chhabra Central Saint Martins, UK
Shuchita Gupta NIFT Delhi
Srishti Das Berkeley College, USA
Sweta Goyal NIFT Delhi
Tanya Narula Istituto Marangoni, Italy
Vaishali Shadangule Domus Academy, Italy
Yadvi Aggarwal National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad

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