Careers in Personal Style

By Michelle Ecker on June 3rd, 2016
Careers in Personal Style

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In recent years, interest in fashion has been on a consistent upswing. While this surely opens endless doors for those hoping to monetize said trend as a career path, many are unsure which niche of the industry in which they’d most seamlessly fit. If you’re considering a career in style but unsure where to start, here are some options to consider:

  • Fashion Show Stylist- In this role, you would likely partner with a particular designer, traveling with their team to fashion shows in an effort to guarantee the execution of the intended vision. A fashion show stylist helps select certain runway looks and models, overall ensuring the underlying effort of maintaining a specific, branded image.
  • Wardrobe Stylist- A wardrobe stylist’s mission is to curate the best look for actors on a film or television set. This often requires some research into the intended setting of every scene, as it’s crucial for the corresponding looks to corroborate the time/place locale of the script.
  • Editorial Stylist- The majority of popular magazines in circulation today have comprehensive teams of full-time stylists on staff. In this role, you’d help create a fashion aesthetic for each issue, then ensure the execution of said look throughout every page.
  • Catalog Stylist- Similar to the role of an editorial stylist, catalog stylists are hired by clothing and accessory companies to help curate looks meant to underscore the ongoing visual aesthetic of printed clothing catalogs or store websites.
  • Personal Stylist- One of the most popular careers in the modern fashion industry, the personal stylist combines the role of a shopper and look coordinator for an individual client. From managing a budget to flattering a unique body type, the personal stylist is there from start to finish; ensuring a client’s wardrobe and street style is as flawless as possible.

Want to learn more? The New York Institute of Art and Design offers an online personal style course that can teach you how to become a personal stylist. Request your free course catalog today!