About The Course

Produced by respected celebrity fashion stylist and designer Vaanita Oakey, this Diploma takes a broad look at the fashion industry, sustainability as a vital component to fashion, and how fashion stylists and personal stylists can adopt a sustainable approach to working.

The fashion industry currently worth £1 trillion to the global economy, employs approximately 50 million people, is also one of the most resource-intensive in the world and said to be one of the world’s most polluting industries too. On the course, you will explore key sustainability issues, agendas and contexts associated with fashion and the fashion industry, as you learn how sustainable fashion is about meeting today’s needs, while ensuring the way we go about it, also looks after future needs too. You will gain insight into how vital changes in methods and approaches, can  benefit the people involved throughout the fashion supply chain, from farmers to consumers.

The course is aimed at those working in fashion, as fashion stylists, personal stylists, designers and those with a passionate interest for improving the way fashion currently does business. Modules present a broad overview of the fashion industry including textile production, and the impact and perils of the globalisation of fast fashion.

You will gain an understanding of the fashion industry from textile and fibre manufacturing, to fast fashion and its influence on the global footprint in line with changes in approaches, that can impact fashion based businesses positively to sustain our planet and our well-being. Through the course you will gain access to an extensive library of ethically sourced fashion brands, emerging and established, many available on-line to link in and collaborate with to cause effect.

The course leads to a Diploma in Sustainability for Fashion (certified by LCS Online) which is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as part of the London College of Style.

About The Course

Produced by respected celebrity fashion stylist and designer Vaanita Oakey, this Diploma takes a broad look at the fashion industry, sustainability as a vital component to fashion, and how fashion stylists and personal stylists can adopt a sustainable approach to working.

The fashion industry currently worth £1 trillion to the global economy, employs approximately 50 million people, is also one of the most resource-intensive in the world and said to be one of the world’s most polluting industries too. On the course, you will explore key sustainability issues, agendas and contexts associated with fashion and the fashion industry, as you learn how sustainable fashion is about meeting today’s needs, while ensuring the way we go about it, also looks after future needs too. You will gain insight into how vital changes in methods and approaches, can  benefit the people involved throughout the fashion supply chain, from farmers to consumers.

The course is aimed at those working in fashion, as fashion stylists, personal stylists, designers and those with a passionate interest for improving the way fashion currently does business. Modules present a broad overview of the fashion industry including textile production, and the impact and perils of the globalisation of fast fashion.

You will gain an understanding of the fashion industry from textile and fibre manufacturing, to fast fashion and its influence on the global footprint in line with changes in approaches, that can impact fashion based businesses positively to sustain our planet and our well-being. Through the course you will gain access to an extensive library of ethically sourced fashion brands, emerging and established, many available on-line to link in and collaborate with to cause effect.

The course leads to a Diploma in Sustainability for Fashion (certified by LCS Online) which is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as part of the London College of Style.

At a Peak

Entry Level

Beginner to Intermediate

Fees

£195

Time

48 Hours

Modules

8 Modules

Course Overview

Split into eight key modules, learning includes current research findings on the fashion industry and debates international brands current approaches towards sustainability.

You will learn how the fashion supply chain operates including textile and fibre manufacturing, to fast fashion and the impact and perils of the globalisation of fast fashion. 

You will gain an understanding of the fashion industry from textile and fibre manufacturing to fast fashion and the history of sustainable, ethical and fair trade fashion.

You will be taught fast fashions influence on the global footprint and why it is vital to the future of the planet for the fashion industry to change to tackle the existential threat of climate change.  Learn how key changes in approaches can positively sustain our planet and our well-being for now and safeguarding the future.

We present an insight to how fashion will look in the future and what that will mean to those working in this powerhouse industry. 

A key component of the course, focuses on introducing practical approaches to enable a more sustainable view on fashion that re-aligns its purpose to be about personal expression and fun while looking after us and the planet.

You will learn how fashion has moved away from 4 key fashion seasons to 52 micro seasons and  discuss its impact, while assessing how changing your long term wardrobe and that of clients can be approached as an act of self care and enjoyment.

You will explore alternatives or additions to the high street shopping experience as you link to our library of sustainable brands to engage with you and your clients, that reflect who you are, who your clients are, make you feel good in your own skin are kind to the environment and your body.

The course leads to a Diploma in Sustainable Fashion (certified by LCS Online) which is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as part of the London College of Style.

This course will demonstrate clearly how to adopt a sustainable approach within your fashion based business in-tune with your client base, with access to our library of sustainable, ethical and fair-trade brands in-store and online to develop your passion.

You will also gain access to our How to Live a Sustainable Life user guide to be informed on how to utilise resources including food, energy resources, household products and disposables,  alongside new approaches to planting, recycling, re-selling and donating water usage and fair-trade products, in a way that maintains their supplies for the future.

All essential graphs, charts, learning references and tutor integration are included for your development and review. The course leads to a practical final assignment in preparation for working in a professional capacity with feedback delivery an expert in personal styling as part of the LCS online assessment team.

Modules covered in this course include:

  • Overview of the Fashion Supply Chain
  • Fibres to Textiles the Process
  • Fashion and the Environment, Fast Fashion
  • History of Sustainable, ethical and fair trade fashion
  • Contextualising Sustainability in a changing world
  • The Future How it will Work with Fashion
  • Waste clothing the Life- Cycle Analysis of a Pair of Jeans
  • The Sustainable Business – Building a Sustainable Wardrobe
  • Resource – Library for Sustainable Fashion 

Students who have completed this course should:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of female body shape and style personality
  • Know how to use these skills to run chargeable styling services in a professional context
  • Be skilled to work competently delivering exceptional client styling experiences
  • Understand how to combine your client’s body shape and style personality to reflect their individuality and their lifestyle
  • Be able to adapt to the individual client to create successful client experiences and develop happy valued client relationships

Students who have studied this course have gone on to pursue careers in:

  • Womenswear Personal Styling
  • Fashion Styling
  • Editorial Styling
  • Celebrity Styling
  • Brand Styling
  • Fashion Retail
  • Personal Shopper
  • Fashion Writing
  • Fashion Blogging
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • TV Styling and Fashion Expert Presenting
  • Radio and other media work
  • In-house Fashion Editor

Tutors & Contributors

2

Vaanita Oakey

Vaanita Oakey is an established personal and celebrity stylist as well as an accomplished design consultant and couturier. Over the past 25 years as a London College of Fashion and St Martins graduate Vaanita has contributed to a number of high profile media projects in the field of fashion, music, TV, advertising and editorial campaigns.