What does an African fashion stylist do?

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Style may be described as a distinct approach or technique for wearing a specific object. Unfortunately, not everyone is a natural stylist, which is where stylists come in.

Being a stylist is one of the fastest-growing vocations in the fashion industry. Stylists typically locate, borrow, and return clothing (if not purchased) for a variety of tasks. Most importantly, stylists are there to demonstrate how the clothing should be worn. That is, whether a shirt should be tucked in or not, whether skirts should be pleated or wrinkled, whether a blouse should be worn off the shoulder or not, whether an azure clutch looks nicer, and so on.

Individuals, fashion houses, and apparel manufacturers use African fashion stylists. Their major tasks include giving fashion advice; selecting and arranging to clothe for models in photo sessions or performers in television and film; and selecting and prepping props and accessories for shoots. African fashion stylists basically use clothing as a form of communication. It might be for the purpose of making someone look and feel good, selling a collection, or creating an inspirational picture. 

Typically, African stylists choose an aesthetic for the task and then begin sourcing goods for it. While sourcing, certain boutiques or apparel stores may request a deposit to keep the item.

This is to provide security in the event that the clothing is not returned or is returned damaged or unclean. Others demand money and a refund when clothing is returned, but other boutiques and businesses may lend garments for free.

When all of the equipment for the work has been gathered, the stylist will verify that it arrives on schedule, in excellent condition, and is ready to use. The stylist will also find shoes and other accessories to go with the outfits.

Some stylists work on set with models and performers to record films, commercials, and other projects. They coordinate their clothing and accessories. Some stylists specialise in wardrobe styling, where they work one with clients to get rid of items that are no longer used, source new ones, and organise them in such a manner that the customer's daily dressing becomes easier.

Celebrity styling is a prominent styling specialty, done by stylists who outfit celebrities for all of their public appearances.

Another intriguing job path is brand consulting, in which a stylist is engaged to style a collection by demonstrating to the client how it may be put together to produce multiple styles for advertising campaigns, websites, and all other media. 

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How to Become a Stylist

For a start, possessing a fashion-related degree is an additional advantage.

Develop your networking abilities. You must build a customer base, network with designers and industry people, and attend multiple industry events as a stylist. If you fall behind, it might be difficult to catch up—fashion is a very competitive industry.

 Establish intimate personal and professional bonds. Personal ties are necessary for acquiring new clientele. While some fashion stylists may receive recognition because a client is featured on a red carpet or in a renowned fashion publication, the majority of business will come from current customers' friends and colleagues.

Keep it up to date. If you have a good sense of style, are enthusiastic about aesthetics, are up to speed on current trends, have excellent communication skills, and are eager to learn, this is the job for you. 


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