New London College of Style launches giving aspiring fashion stylists a recognised path to kick off their career.
Have you always aspired to become a fashion stylist but never knew where to
start and how?
Thanks to international model Kate Smith and renowned stylist Wendy Elsmore, the road map is clear: register at their recently launched style institution, London College of Style and get on board for a summer or a term. The idea of creating a school specialized in styling came from the fact that there are too many wasted talents and too many wannabees out there. A school that gathers professionals, industry influencers, experts, is definitely a solution for gifted and motivated people. A stylist in the making, the courses offered by London College of Style will ease your life and speed up your career. It is a unique blend of styling education, with celebrity guest speakers from the entertainment industries such as cinema and TV, high profile tutors including Gary Page (senior lecturer at Chelsea College of Art & Design and The Royal College of Art) and make up artist Xanthia White (her credits comprise Tom Raider, Sleepy Hollow, Elizabeth & Stardust as well as A-list clients, Jude Law and Ewan McGregor).
Starting on 29th September 2010, the 12 week courses will focus on practical tuition with modules such as garment construction, styling for labels, magazines, TV, films, stage and personal clients.
To put it in a nutshell the two fashion experts went on this new adventure “to create a learning environment that ensures a fantastic level of fashion styling education with real working possibilities as the end result” (Wendy Elsmore).
Working in fashion has become fashionable maybe too fashionable, as everyone wants to be part of it. One must not forget that it is an industry made of special and unique talents. It is not about pretending, it is about delivering creations, designs and helping individuals in expressing their individuality.
For more information, visit: www.londoncollegeofstyle.com
About the founders:
Wendy Elsmore – Celebrity stylist and fashion expert / Co-founder London College of Style
Celebrity stylist Wendy Elsmore is a well-known figure in the industry having worked as a fashion expert for ITV’s This Morning, GMTV, Trisha and the Discovery Channel and counts Catherine Zeta Jones and Kevin Spacey amongst her past clients. Previous roles have included head of costume and styling for L’Oreal and Trevor Sorbie and editorial styling for magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Grazia and The Sunday Times. Wendy is also dedicated to promoting raw British talent and works closely with graduates from Central Saint Martins, The Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art, on a variety of costume/styling/textile projects.
Kate Smith – International model, stylist and fashion expert /
Co-founder London College of Style
Kate began her fashion industry career at 15 working as a model for Calvin Klein and Gucci. Today, Kate works with models, recording artists and celebrities, helping them to develop their careers through image and styling. Kate has also been responsible for writing two number one records! Over the last 10 years she has contributed to hundreds of acclaimed fashion shoots, runway shows and international advertising campaigns, having worked with the likes of Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Observer Woman, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky TV. As a music video stylist her clients include EMI, Virgin, Universal Records, BMG and Ministry Of Sound.
Text by Delphine Hervieu.
Source: London College of Style.