Course Title: Create a fashion image for personal styling

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: GRAP5366C

Course Title: Create a fashion image for personal styling

Important Information:

This unit is a core within the Diploma of Fashion Styling and must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anni Juracich

Michelle Interlandi

Shannon Meddings

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Course Description

In this course you will explore the elements and principles of design which can impact on the visual appearance of clothing on the body.  You will investigate what influences everyday clothing and accessory choices and how significant historical events and designers of the 20th Century influence contemporary designs. You will explore ways clothing is used to express a theme, mood and/or personality of the wearer, and the impact the overall style achieves. This unit is delivered and assessed concurrently with GRAP5358C (LMTFD4002B) Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development and GRAP5228C (LMTFD4014B) Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques.                   

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

STYIMA501A Create a fashion image for personal styling


1 Establish client profile and budget

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Client's market demographic is researched and analysed.
1.2 Effects of client's lifestyle and work on style are evaluated.
1.3 Budget is developed.
1.4 Client's personal style preferences are captured.


2 Analyse figure type

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Body features and proportions are analysed.
2.2 Appropriate solutions to enhance or conceal body features are investigated.


3 Analyse individual colour palette

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Colour theory is applied to individual's colour palette.
3.2 Colour options for individual are investigated.


4 Identify figure flattering designs

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Principles of fashion design are applied when determining appropriate designs for a range of figure types.
4.2 The use of accessories as a means of accentuating or masking different features are applied.
4.3 Fit of garment is evaluated in conjunction with client.
4.4 The effect fabrications have on body shape, fit and garment design is evaluated.


5 Recommend fashion styling image to client

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Style guide for individual client is created.
5.2 Styling concepts are provided to client.
5.3 Information is presented in concise format.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in all the elements (+ performance criteria) listed for this unit within a fashion styling context.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include tutorials, practical workshops and off campus research where you will be challenged to reflect and debate on different concepts and issues surrounding contemporary styling situations and develop solutions for a design problem or brief.
You will be required to participate in case study learning, problem solving activities, self-reflection and discussion.  Activities will encourage both individual and group based learning responsibilities and outcomes.

Teaching Schedule






11 Feb



Overview of the course


What is a personal stylist?

Figure types



  • Intro Ass1
  • OHS rules
  • Discussion on personal styling
  • Identifying and analysing figure types



18 Feb


Design Theory

Elements and principles of fashion design


  • Identifying the elements and principles of fashion design
  • Applying elements of fashion design as a personal stylist


25 Feb


Communicating with people



  • Presentation tips
  • Presentation practise
  • Communicating with a client



04 Mar

Assessment Task 1 due




  • Personal styling in-store research
  • Current styling
  • Current colours
  • Themes


11 Mar

Presentation of Assessment Task 1


Function of clothes




  • Class presentation of AT1 – 5 minute
  • Why do we choose clothes?
  • Breaking down trends with fashion design elements


18 Mar




  • Colour wheel
  • Colour schemes
  • Colour reactions
  • Colour impact
  • 20th Century colours – impact on current colour trends


25 Mar





Silhouettes and garment details

  • Fabric types
  • Fibre content
  • 20th Century fabrics and fibres – impact on current fabric trends
  • Fashion language
  • 20th Century garments

Construction techniques – impact on current construction trends


01 Apr


Significant Events of 20th Century



  • Political
  • Cultural



08 Apr


Significant Events of 20th Century



  • Technology
  • Economic


15 Apr

Fashion Designers of 20th Century


Emerging trends



  • Key designers and brands
  • Influence on current designers

MID SEM BREAK 19 Apr – 26 Apr


29 Apr


Assessment 2 Due



Consulting with a client


  • Present AT2 to class – 5 minutes
  • Initial consultation
  • Client profile
  • Budget
  • Style type



06 May




Colours for your client



  • Using accessories to enhance a look
  • Identifying client contrast level
  • Creating contrast in a look



13 May


Shopping with your client


  • Matching store choice to client
  • Fitting your client
  • Overcoming potential issues
  • OHS



20 May


Reflection skills


Engaging an audience



  • Writing a reflection
  • Advanced Presentation skills



27 May


Assessment 3 due


  • Presentation to teacher and peers



03 Jun

Feedback Week


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to a simulated styling design workroom, fitting rooms and facilities such as computer laboratories as required, plus an on-line learning HUB.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides including;

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to profile and tailor marketing to different segments. To successfully complete these course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed. 
This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. 

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with Graded competency-based assessment are:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC  Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for AssessmentStudents will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if work is submitted on time and competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period and on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but will not be eligible for grading. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 - due week 4 Figure type In this assessment you will explore how to use the characteristics of clothes to enhance our body features.     Assessment task 2 - due week 11 20th Century Influences  In this assessment you will investigate significant influences on fashion across one decade of the 20th Century.     Assessment task 3 - due week 15 Style a Client. In this assessment you will carry out a personal styling consult session.

Assessment Matrix




Assessment Task 1

Assessment Task 2

Assessment Task 3

Element 1 Establish client profile and budget



1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2 Analyse figure type

2.1, 2.2


2.1, 2.2

Element 3 Analyse individual colour palette



3.1, 3.2

Element 4 Identify figure flattering designs



4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Element 5 Recommend fashion styling image to client

 5.1, 5.3


5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Other Information

  All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an special consideration or an adjustment. Please refer to the RMIT student essentials/assessment page.     Study and learning Support: Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

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 - Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
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 - English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.


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