Vogue Fashion Styling

  • Industry Speakers
  • Academic Excellence
  • Introduction to Fashion Styling

At a glance

  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Location: Online
  • Overall course fee: £850 (including VAT)
  • Start date: 7 October 2024

Upcoming Dates in 2025:  13th Jan 2025, 31st March 2025, 23rd June 2025

Next Course: Start 7th October – End 29th November


CondéNast College of Fashion & Design is changing its name to Vogue College of Fashion on 30th September 2024. From there on we will refer everywhere officially to the College as Vogue College of Fashion including your final diploma and certificates obtained at the point of graduation with the College post 30th September 2024.



The Vogue Fashion Styling course is designed for anyone with an interest in, and fascination for, styling and fashion photography, it is perfect for those wishing to explore the different facets of fashion styling, as well as understanding the conceptual and production processes behind a shoot. It is an interactive course, aiming to enhance styling techniques and creativity.

The course provides an introduction to styling and fashion photography, and explores how to create, conceptualise, set up, and successfully complete a shoot. Students will learn how to recognise key influencers in fashion styling and photography, and how styling is used in different areas of the industry, including editorial, still life, advertising, streetstyle, and celebrity.

A range of activities will be introduced every week for students to undertake; these will consist of collaborative activities with other students on the course, as well as independent projects, with opportunities to create individual shoots throughout the course.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Condé Nast College Certificate of Achievement and will have gained a broad introductory knowledge of:

● influential international stylists

● different facets of styling

● cultural influences on fashion imagery

● generating ideas for shoots

● shoot production

● sourcing clothes

● international travel & on-set shoot etiquette

● recent social changes in fashion styling

This course acts as a stepping stone to other Condé Nast College courses at higher levels.

Why Choose this Course?

The Condé Nast College has unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in the industry, including the teams at Vogue, LOVE, Glamour, GQ and a host of other Condé Nast titles. The College is in the unparalleled position of being able to combine academic excellence with unrivalled links to the fashion and media industry. This creates a unique educational environment for students to thrive in.

I joined this course without a background in fashion or fine arts. It taught me everything there is to being a stylist. The practical task-oriented approach brought out the creativity in me and I was proud of the kind of work I was able to produce. This course prepped me with enough tools to pursue a career in styling if I chose to, while having resources that will allow me to deepen my knowledge of the intricate world of fashion. Sonam Rai, Online: Fashion Styling, April 2022
The highlight of the experience for me were the invaluable insights from our course leader and guest speakers, particularly from trailblazer Stella McCartney, all of which were incredibly inspirational. Click here to read the full review. John Herrera, Online: Fashion Styling, March 2021
In six weeks I learned how to interpret images and now I am reading magazines with different eyes. I have also started to take inspiration literally from everything around me. I learned how to source ideas and how important it is to feed our creativity to keep it alive. I highly recommend taking course. Read the full review here. Irene Altopiedi, Fashion Styling, October 2021
This was my second online course with Condé Nast College, and as the first one it was one of the best academic experiences of my life! To read more click here. Claudia Hawa, Online: Fashion Styling, October 2020

Course Award

By the end of the course, those who complete and pass the assessment will receive a Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design Certificate of Achievement.

Course Outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

● Recognise key international stylists and what influences their approach to styling through the ages.

● Understand different types of styling and the tools, knowledge and skills required for each.

● Identify the differences between advertising, editorial and street style fashion images.

● Acquire knowledge in relation to societal and environmental changes and recognise the connection to fashion styling practice.

The curriculum was very powerful and relevant, and the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and experienced. This course has enriched my professional and personal life. To read more click here. Simone Vianna, Online: Fashion Styling, October 2020

The course is delivered entirely online and lasts six weeks with around 6-7 hours worth of online learning activities each week, along with guidance and advice on what to read, see and hear, followed by two weeks at the end of the course for you to complete your final assignments.

There will be three LIVE sessions every week on this course, and students will:

● have access to the College live Online Industry Speaker event (recorded for later access)

● experience a live lecture from an academic or industry professional (recorded for later access)

● interact with the Course Leader during a live activity session (not recorded)

The course takes 6 weeks to complete, plus two further weeks to complete all the assessment tasks.

The course learning materials and activities can be accessed at any time and at your own pace.

Each week there will be a series of activities that will need to be complete before you can proceed to the next week of study.

Some of the lectures and course materials are narrated, pre-recorded lectures, studio demos and presentations created by our academic and industry contributors.

Live Sessions

There will be two live events per week scheduled to accommodate any timezone. Recordings of the events will be available after and can be watched at any time.

Live Course Leader Sessions

Every week there will be a live online session with your course leader, where you can ask questions, and discuss anything with regards to the subject area, the course, and your experience with the College. Those sessions are not recorded, to provide for a safe and comfortable environment for all students to share their thoughts.

Course Structure

Week 1 The Advent of the Stylist: Historic and Cultural Influences on Fashion Imagery & Idea Generation
– Introduction to the Course
– Stylists Hall of Fame & Ideas Generation
Subject Specialists:
Johannes Reponen – Postgraduate Programme Director
Sara Hassan – Creative Director & Head of Styling for Condé Nast College
Week 2 The Facets of Styling & The Stylists Toolkit
– The Stylists Toolkit
– Moodboards & Concept Pitching
Subject Specialists:
Sophie Stevens – Course Leader Fashion Styling and Fashion & Image
Danielle Griffiths – Fashion Stylist, Director, and Lecturer
Week 3 From Advertising and Lookbooks to Street-Style
– Lookbooks and E-Commerce
– Street Style
– Advertising versus Editorial
Subject Specialists:
Jess Punter – Stylist, Creative Director
Sara Hassan – Creative Director & Head of Styling for Condé Nast College
Week 4 The Production of a Fashion Shoot
– The Importance of Agencies
– The Still Life Shoot
Subject Specialists:
Tim Rennie – Creative Director, Design & Branding
Sophie Stevens – Course Leader Fashion Styling and Fashion & Image
Zoe Souter – Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Condé Nast College
Week 5 International Travel & On-Set Shoot Etiquette
– Shoot Etiquette
– International Travel for the Fashion Stylist
Subject Specialists:
Sophie Stevens: Course Leader Fashion Styling and Fashion & Image
Ed Miles: Photographer
Bethany Rich – Make Up and Hair Artist
Week 6 Societal and The Environment: Effects on Fashion Styling

– A New World for the Stylist

Subject Specialists:
Sara Hassan – Creative Director & Head of Styling for Condé Nast College
Jam Patel – Director
7 & 8
Complete your final assignments

Required Technology

Hardware Operating System Visual & Audio

PC / Mac desktop

Mobile / Tablet device

Windows 7 or higher (recommended)

MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)

The latest operating system on mobile / tablet devices

Speakers and microphone or headset


This course is ideal for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of fashion styling and photography, by exploring an exciting and innovative way of learning from academics and experts from within the fashion industry.

You do not need any prior fashion or styling experience to book onto this course

Entry Requirements

This course has no academic prerequisites. It’s designed for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of how fashion is communicated and those wanting to explore an exciting and innovative way of learning from academics and experts from within the fashion industry.

Students must be aged at least 16 years old on 31st August at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join this course. An academic year runs 1st September-31st August annually. For the duration of the academic year, a student is considered to be their academic age for admissions purposes, regardless of when their birthday falls within that academic year.

English Language Requirements

There are no formal English language requirements for this course. However, if you are a non-UK student and English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 or be able to use English at this level before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered and assessed in English.

How to Apply

You can apply via the Book & Pay button on the course home page.

There are no application deadlines, however, places are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Multiple Online Course Bookings

Some students may wish to explore different subject areas and may want to consider more than one online course. To ensure the utmost satisfaction and effective engagement with the material, a maximum of two online courses can be booked by a student per intake. Our online courses are thoughtfully curated to provide comprehensive knowledge and valuable insights. While these courses offer flexibility and convenience through their online format, it is important to note that the content covered in each is extensive and engaging.

In addition to the self-paced learning materials, each course includes a number of scheduled live sessions, but booking more than two courses risks some of these important sessions overlapping. These provide the opportunity to interact with instructors and fellow students, fostering a vibrant learning community. By restricting course selection to a maximum of two, our online students are able to fully immerse themselves in the rich content and take full advantage of these valuable live sessions. We are committed to providing the best possible learning experience, and overcrowding the course load may compromise that experience.

We, therefore, encourage careful consideration of course subject selection and prioritise quality over quantity.

If you are accepted on to the course, you will be required to pay the full fee in advance in order to secure your place.

Alumni Discount

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers course fee reduction to our alumni.

For complete fees information visit Terms and Conditions

Course Leader

Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens is an established stylist and art director with more than 25 years' experience.