Differences Between Fashion Designers and Fashion Stylist
The most important underlying differentiator between Fashion Designer and Fashion Stylist is that the Designer ideally Designs and Creates the outfit. The Stylist, coordinates and style the client according to the occasion using outfits and accessories.
While both the job profile need an accurate understanding of fashion and trends, the profile for Fashion Designer demands higher technical levels of knowledge of Fashion, Trends, Materials Sustainability Practices and Production.
Fashion Designers create Fashion in all sense. With their understanding of consumer behaviour and market environment, they create collections that will be then purchased and appreciated by the market or clients.
However, the above set pattern works well for Design houses and brands, designing, manufacturing, and marketing at large scale. For couturiers and bespoke designers, designing according to the event, a client’s personality and budget is the key.
Designers need to be well-versed with the following skills:
- Understanding of trends
- Sketching and Illustration
- Fabric, Material Design, and Manipulation
- Pattern Making and Sewing
- Fit Analysis and Grading
- Marketing and Communication
At JD Institute Of Fashion Technology, join our Fashion Design Courses:
UNDERGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FASHION & APPAREL DESIGN (3 YEARS)
BSC IN FASHION AND APPAREL DESIGN – BANGALORE UNIVERSITY
If you would like to brush up your skills, you may opt for our Diploma Courses in Fashion such as:
DIPLOMA IN FASHION DESIGN 1 YEAR
DIPLOMA IN FASHION BUSINESS MANAGEMENT – 1 YEAR
Fashion Stylist is a professional who usually works along with Designers, Photographers, Brands or celebrities to often create a “LOOK” using Designer or Branded Outfits, Accessories and makeup and Hair artists, to bring out the story and emote the Designer’s story and purpose of the outfit or accessories.
A fashion stylist is someone who needs to have an innate sense of design aesthetics in line with the industry trends, consumer trends. To create beautiful looks, of the wearer they need to master the art of Visual Balance by being able to choose the right outfit suiting the purpose, body type and personality of the wearer. All in a way to promote the wearer’s style statement.
Fashion Stylists need to be well-versed with the following skills:
- Trends in Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Hair and Makeup industry
- Understanding of colours terns, skin and body types
- Being up to date about designer collections, and products out for that season
- Ability to work with Art Directors and Photographers to understand technicalities of Photoshoots
- Great communication