Istituto Europeo di Design

I have finally returned home from Italy! I am so so thankful for the experience and for all the places I was able to see during my time in  Italy! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience! I know I posted a lot of pictures traveling but I really was their to study fashion styling so I wanted to do a post on the school I attended as well.

I took a fashion styling course at the Istituto Europeo di Design (or IED for short). College in Italy is a lot different than College in the United States. Our college campuses tend to be large, have many buildings, and offer a wide variety of subjects. This school had three buildings (quite far from each other) and each building just had a series of classrooms. The campus I mostly studied at also had a photography lab. Which I was lucky enough to utilize and learn about!

I will be completely honest the first few weeks of classes was mostly lecture and about various subjects. I took a class in fashion trends, history of fashion, and history of photography. I enjoyed fashion trends and really liked how the teacher taught us a difference between fashion and style. She had a unique perspective in the way she taught this.

The last week of the course was all about styling and fashion shooting. Each student had to create a theme and a mood board to go along with the theme! I chose mix and match and focused on country & city. This is mostly because I live and have grown up in a small town but this year I will be moving to the city! For the project we had to put together our own outfits, and then decide how to shoot them. I did not take the pictures our photography teacher, who is also a professional in the industry, shot the photos. Our models did not show up the day of my shooting so I ended up being my own model lol!! I thought at least I could use the pictures for my blog!

I have included some pictures of the campus, and of my final project! I hope you enjoy! On Sunday I will do my final post on Italy which will be all about Rome!

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