What is the role of a stylist? How do you get into styling for a living? And why do so many fashion students aspire to a job that involves so much physical work, endless admin and shoot stamina – not to mention the in-depth referencing, brand relationships and constant creative enthusiasm that the job demands?
In this episode of FUTURE NOW, i-D follows 3 stylists to find out exactly how to create a timeless image, runway show or fashion shoot.
In NYC, Sydney Rose Thomas pulls together a shoot featuring up-and-coming New York designers with her photographer friend and ‘collaborating force’, Deirdre Lewis. Elsewhere, Japan-born, London-based stylist Ai Kamoshita travels to Paris to work on a show during Fashion Week, and Lana Jay Lackey launches a zine with Rick Owens, the dark lord of luxury fashion.
Would you want to be a stylist? What makes you want to work in fashion?
Sydney Rose Thomas
Lana Jay Lackey
Director Tom Ivin
Exec Producer Declan Higgins
Global Head of Content Elektra Kotsoni
Editor-in-Chief Alastair Mckimm
Additional Camera Xavier Thesnon-Hily
Colour George Dutton
Dubbing Mixer Ben Sims
Production Manager Lauran Clark
Production Coordinators Becs Rainey, Georgia Chandler
Production Secretary Anna Margeti
Senior Social Editor Danil Boparai
Motion GFX Designer Calum Glenday
Archive courtesy of Deirdre Lewis, Olivia Rose, Liz Johnson Artur, Mame Kurogouchi, Luke Mayes, Rick Owens