The Art of Style
The Style Show’s new intensive styling course is an essential primer for fashion fans
Norwich styling studio and boutique The Style Show is launching its first ‘styling school’, with a new intensive course that teaches the art of styling to those that live and breathe fashion.
The five-day course is aimed at those considering a career in fashion, styling or image consulting, as well as buyers and merchandisers looking to refresh their skills, career returners, fashion bloggers, retailers wanting to maximise sales through styling, or those planning to launch a business this year, from a personal shopping service to an independent fashion boutique.
“We’ll be giving away the secrets of the styling framework,” explains The Style Show’s Chrissi Rix, who will lead the course with a professional team of tutors with a combined 35+ years of styling experience. The Style Show Academy offers an introduction to styling, with each day-long class providing colour training and lessons in shape, fit and accessories. Essential skills, from customer care to the art of selling through styling, marketing and social media – including Instagram, Facebook, basic photography skills and email newsletter service Mailchimp.
“They’re really useful skills for people interested in launching their own business,” says Chrissi, who has also recently launched The Style Show’s online boutique.
The boutique’s homely, stylish atmosphere offers an intimate learning environment. “It’s a friendly, intimate and hands-on way to learn,” says Chrissi, who believes her course is a worthy and cost-effective competitor to similar courses offered in London. The small-sized groups ensure students receive full attention and support.
Each participant will leave with a bespoke The Style Show Academy styling manual, and students can receive follow-up support through a Whatsapp group, in which Chrissi and her team will answer questions about the material covered in the course.
“I hope the academy will be inspirational, fun and leave people feeling they’ve really learned something,” says Chrissi. By the end of the five days, beginner stylists will be primed in the basics, allowing them to bring fun and confidence back to their clients’ wardrobes.