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Personal stylist course curriculum

In an image-conscious world everyone from retailers to social media stars need to look better than ever. Our personal stylist course curriculum includes the fundamentals of fashion history, design principles, trends, and forecasting and teaches you how to apply them as an image consultant, personal shopper, or just to your own wardrobe. Enroll today and gain practical skills for developing personal style for yourself and others.

Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Concepts in Business and Self-Employment  

Evaluating your business idea; setting yourself apart from the competition; market testing; investment funding and donation funding; qualities of an entrepreneur; crowdfunding and angel investors.

Lesson Group 1: The Educated Fashionista

Birth of a Designer  

The history of several famous fashion icons of the industry; the role of fashion in society; the importance of developing a comprehensive understanding of the global applications of fashion.

History of Fashion  

The historical trajectory of fashion development and stylistic changes across the globe; how style has changed and grown throughout history, from the Golden Age of French fashion to 1960s Youth Culture Designers.

The Wide World of Fashion  

The distinction between the personal shopper and the personal stylist; careers in the style industry.

Vocabulary of Style  

The terminology needed to navigate the fashion world; the historical context to certain fashion language.

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Program Description

The Personal Style program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to begin a career in the fashion industry. Topics include the role of fashion in society; the history of fashion; influential designers; fashion terminology; color, texture, and tailoring; cosmetics and accessories; fashion trends and forecasting; determining the best clothing for a client; evaluating a client's wardrobe; careers in the fashion industry, including personal stylist and personal shopper.

Program Objectives

After completing the Personal Style program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the role and global nature of fashion throughout history.
  2. Identify and describe a variety of fashion-related career paths.
  3. Define and explain important terms and concepts related to fashion, including color theory, texture, and fit.
  4. Identify sources of fashion trends, such as art, cinema, and celebrity culture.
  5. Describe the process of forecasting fashion trends.
  6. Identify the elements required to achieve a variety of specific looks, such as garments, shapewear, accessories, and cosmetics.
  7. Use body shape, coloring, and personal preferences to successfully style a variety of clients.
  8. Describe the process of wardrobe evaluation and completion.

Dress for success

Ashworth College API Program Name Career Diploma program help you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth EDGE, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth EDGE account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

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