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What should you study to become a fashion stylist? Do you need a degree? Riccardo Maria Chiacchio explains

By Alma Fabiani

Mar 10, 2021

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In our last Level Up class, we asked Riccardo Maria Chiacchio to share his insights as a fashion stylist on the importance of using moodboards to your advantage and knowing when to rely on your beloved team—and he delivered! But during this conversation, we further realised that the path to becoming a stylist, before you even start getting commissioned on some photoshoots and other projects, remains unclear to many. Understandably, fashion and styling as academic topics are quite recent. But what about before? Were there no fashion stylists, or did they manage to educate themselves without paying a hefty university fee? In other words, what should anyone looking to become a stylist study, and do they even need a degree at all? Here’s what the pro answered:

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Freelance stylist and art director Riccardo Maria Chiacchio on what it takes to become a fashion stylist

By Alma Fabiani

Feb 25, 2021

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We previously spoke about the ins and outs of becoming a fashion stylist with Simone Furlan, who already had a lot of knowledge to share. But in order for you to really nail it, we understand that you need to get some advice from as many professionals as possible, which is why, we asked for some more tips from another amazing stylist and art director, Riccardo Maria Chiacchio. From the importance of using moodboards to your advantage to knowing when to rely on your beloved team, here’s what the fabulous Chiacchio had to share:

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