This fantastic multi-level course is unique in the fashion industry in Ireland! You can study all three modules to get a broad understanding of the industry or pick one individual module you want to focus on. Our programme gives you everything you need to launch your career in fashion, delivering advanced business insight and introducing you to our network of professionals in the industry. With intensive training in essential skills and expert professional guidance, you can land your dream job and build a glamorous career fuelled by your natural passion.
LA College is unique in offering a specialised 360° introductory approach to Fashion Styling, Buying and Merchandising. You already have the eye for looks and the desire to succeed but we will show you how to focus and apply your talents to find success. A major part of our mission is also giving back. We believe humility is important to keep people grounded in our industry, which is why we are opening the first ever Academy especially for victims of acid attacks and domestic violence in Kolkata, India. You can read more about the wonderful Beyond Skin Foundation and how you can be involved here.
Our experts will share their deep understanding of the real world of fashion so you’re ready to walk straight into the field. Too often people are taught unnecessary skills or cast aside in internships which don’t allow them to express themselves and develop (or earn anything!). We are absolutely focused on giving you the knowledge and skills which will make you valuable from day one!
If you want to know how to become a stylist we’ll show you everything you need. An LACCA diploma in Fashion Styling, Buying and Merchandising will give you the perfect foundation to start building your career. The fashion styling course includes:
Intro to Types of Styling, From Being a Personal Stylist to Product Campaigns
Understanding a Brief, its References and Terminology
Conceptual Development and Creating Mood Boards
Organising a Photoshoot
Booking Models and Artists
How to Source Clothing
How to Work to Budget
Finding and Winning Clients
Publication and Brand Analysis: Online, High Street and Designer
Creating a Personal Stylist Brand, Social Media Presence and Blogging
Learning Where and How to Find Inspiration
Building Your Portfolio
With so many people wanting jobs in fashion you will need every advantage you can get to succeed. By taking our combined Fashion Styling, Buying and Merchandising courses you will immediately gain unique insight into the world you want to work in.
Learn how to become a fashion buyer through:
An Intro to Fashion Buying
Learning a Buyer’s Role, Responsibilities and Skills Required
Product Development and Customer Profiling
Understanding Industry Structure and Buying Strategy
Performing Trend Analysis and Market Research
Knowing the Seasonal and Buying Calendar
Key Performance Indicators for Fashion Marketing
Profit and Margin Control
Supply Chain and Distribution Logistics
SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
Other styling, buying and merchandising courses don’t put you in direct contact with local and international employers. We are proud that 98% of our graduates go on to gain jobs in fashion, proving your time at LACCA is a great investment in your own future.
We prepare you for employment in fashion merchandising by introducing you to:
The Role of a Fashion Merchandiser
Analysis of Market Trends
Creation and Supervision of Visual Displays and Brand Appearance
Understanding Customers’ Shopping Habits
Knowing and Forecasting Fashion Trends
The Essence of What Is Fashion Marketing
Engaging with a Personal Stylist Working Within Budgets
At LACCA we focus on the 3 C’s we believe every student should be enhancing while attending our courses: Craft, Career and Confidence.
We believe every student should leave with the ability to work in their chosen profession, the knowledge of how and where to get a job and the personal belief in their own vision and ability.
The intimate knowledge, valuable skills and expert advice they will gain in all three areas of fashion styling, buying and merchandising through these courses will prove invaluable for students’ careers.
Expert professional direction
Valuable and transferable skills for an adaptable market
The confidence to work individually and how to communicate in a team
How to promote their work through social media and networking
The beginnings of a personal portfolio
The ability to think creatively and find their own personal style
We also offer a huge range of perks and extras to all of our students.
JOBS IN FASHION: YOUR PROSPECTIVE CAREER PATH
FASHION STYLIST | FASHION ASSISTANT | PERSONAL STYLIST | WARDROBE STYLIST | FASHION BUYER | BUYER ASSISTANT | FASHION BLOGGER | VISUAL MERCHANDISER | DISPLAY ASSISTANT | SOCIAL MEDIA CREATIVE | MARKETING ASSISTANT | MERCHANDISING ADMIN ASSISTANT | EDITORIAL ASSISTANT