Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising – Bachelor - Hosted By tandek
*The program is offered in London and Milan*
About Instituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is the international fashion school par excellence, with four Schools in the most prestigious venues of international fashion. In Milan, the capital of Made in Italy, in Florence, where fashion, art and tradition meet, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in London, where trends are born and in Shanghai, where fashion is the future, Istituto Marangoni is able to offer different visions of the contemporary fashion system to its students. Istituto Marangoni is a school where the passion for fashion unites cultures, ideas and people from all over the world. Entering Istituto Marangoni means being part of a very special community, where fashion is the common denominator in all its most cosmopolitan aspects. The four sites of Istituto Marangoni are truly one of the most international student contexts in the world, with more than 4,000 students from 106 countries, each with infinite interests, styles, and knowledge. Attending this school is an experience of being immersed in fashion, learning and being enriched through contact with the most varied and interesting cultural realities. The new School of Art brings together, in one prestigious site, all the disciplines taught by Istituto Marangoni. The school is located in a historical building in via de’ Tornabuoni 17, in the core of the city, just a few steps away from Piazza S.Trinità and the museums of Gucci and Ferragamo. In addition to a range of long and short courses in fashion and design, the new Firenze school provides an intense programme of studies dedicated to art and encompassing History of Art, Art ‘Management’ and Visual Multimedia Art. The Florentine school is on the one hand characterised by the support of professors who are both professionals and highly specialized technicians in the ‘art of making’, and on the other by collaboration with an important French institution in the field of art teaching, the renowned Atelier de Sèvres (for Art courses). This completes the school’s innovative and prestigious profile.
Fashion visual merchandising is the ‘art’ of presenting products in both physical and digital retail stores and environments, in order to attract, engage, and sell to the fashion consumer. Participants fully understand the role and responsibilities of the visual merchandiser and fashion stylist through an in-depth study of the fashion retail market, looking at all types of retailing, brand positioning and the Omni channels of communication and selling, as well as creative techniques and new practices employed within the industry.
The three year course covers external communication strategies in window display: from styling a product,to communicating the brand message and identity through methods of graphic communication and technology. Methods of composition, color theory, propping, and display dynamics are also taught and applied. Internal communication investigates the physical store design and layout, fixtures, use of POS and product presentation as well as, engaging the customer through experiential and sensory environment design, learning how to communicate brand message, sell a product, and evoke an emotive response to the customer through narrative and story telling.
The course provides a solid base in fashion styling and the fashion system, a model that embraces many aspects of the industry, not only in traditional business practices including brand identity, positioning and marketing, but also interpreting art and craft in fashion, consumer habits, and trends and influences in street style, trend spotting, and photo blogging; creative research methods for product communication are key. Cultural studies in the history of art, design, dress and fashion culture provide the necessary skills to make a critical assessment of a brand or client’s lifestyle and legacy. Communication and presentation skills cover methods of ‘pitching’ a concept via visual skills in CAD and 3D design.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
- Visual merchandiser
- Display designer
- Fashion stylist
- Creative team: retail
- Creative/art director
- Fashion business entrepreneur
- Full Time