Visual Merchandising One Month Programme

In addition to the study of Window display, Visual Merchandising, Mannequin Styling and Store Layout principles, students will gain first hand practical industry insider knowledge and insight into the many different roles of today's Visual Merchandiser.

Sarah Manning has 20 years industry experience and now runs her own consultancy business working for a selection of London based retail and department stores, offering freelance services in visual merchandising training and consultancy.

Her work includes planning and installing in-store promotions, consulting on new fixtures and installations, and window design and dressing. A fully qualified lecturer with a PG Cert in Teaching & Learning for Higher Education at distinction level. Sarah has previously worked for Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Marks and Spencer, Liberty, Next and Selfridges.


You will also cover;

  • Basic principles of window dressing and visual merchandising.
  • Store visual merchandising and product presentation methods.
  • Building and creating your own Window Designs using your choice of program / medium.
  • Current trends in the Retail Industry in London.
  • Catwalk trends.
  • Merchandise selection and accessories.
  • Customer flow and the importance of store layout.
  • Colour, POS and lighting.
  • Mannequin handling and styling.
  • Creating an effective Sale & Clearance campaign.
  • Working with mood boards.

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Practical workshops
  • Field trips
  • Research: Learning extends beyond the taught sessions. It is essential that students undertake independent fieldwork and self-directed study.

Learning outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Understand the role of the Visual Merchandiser and how Visual Merchandising is utilised within the areas of the retail industry.
  • Understand how to create an impactful and inspirational window for your/the customer.
  • Understand the importance of creating a linked hot spot / promotional space which is linked to your store window.
  • Work with styling mannequins and bust forms.
  • Understand the key Visual Merchandising techniques and how these can be implemented across the sales floor to assist with sales and increase profits.
  • Understand the importance of carrying out regular customer flow exercises and how these can assist you in understanding if your current store layout is working for your customer.


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Taught by - Simon Askew


Simon Askew

Simon Askew is professional visual merchandising tutor with over twenty five years working in the retail sector.

Simon began his career working for Sainsburys Supermarkets, a major multiple retailer in the UK before moving to Selfridges in London to specialise in the luxury retail sector.

He then had a unique opportunity to work at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge in one of the worlds most prestigeous retail stores where he held a senior management position for six years.

During that time, Simon was selected for the Retail Masters forum held at Oxford Business School.

Now working independently, Simon has begun working with a strong list of well known retail companies based in fashion, food and home offering his professional services and experience from his work in the last twenty five years.

WELCOME TO INIFD LONDON

INIFD London is the latest addition to the international institute of fashion design (INIFD), world’s largest network of design institute with 2 decades of existence, over 3 lac pass outs and approximately 20,000 students passing out every year, INIFD centers worldwide, national and international collaborations, providing the nation's common man a new perspective and career in fashion and design.

We take extra care to reach out to candidates of foreign origin and ensure that they get the best fashion training that a city like London has to offer, at a cost that is affordable. We make sure that when candidates sign up for a course with INIFD London, they get the best accommodation, studying and experiencing the intense and bustling fashion capital and its colourful culture. We understand student apprehensions and have designed our program to suit student's educational needs and provide a stable environment.

Our teaching methodology maximizes student-teacher interaction through project-based assignments and practical hands-on training, so students are real-world prepared in the fashion and design capital.

We also recognise the need to provide a stimulating yet comfortable environment that challenges student while also offering assurance when they need to be encouraged. INIFD London has a wonderful faculty that is experienced, accessible, and friendly. Made up of professionals who have also have successful careers in fashion and design and have mentored hundreds of students. INIFD London tutors are adept in ensuring that no candidate enrolled in the program feels left behind.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. WHAT IS THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT?
A.Students whose first language is not English must be proficient in reading, writing in English.
Q. HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A COURSE?
A.Please contact your local INIFD centre.
Q. WHAT DOES the RESIDENTIAL COURSE INCLUDE?
A.It includes the tuition fee, air travel to London Heathrow and return, airport pick up & drop,accommodation for the entire duration at INIFD House in Central London, food all meals, travel within London, subject related museum/exhibitions visits, social events and photo-shoots with a crew of industry Professionals (Fashion Styling).
Q. DO I NEED A VISA?
A.Yes, if you do not hold a UK or EU passport you need to apply for a student visitor visa. Our Admissions officer will help and guide you through the process.
Q. DO I GET A REFUND IF MY VISA IS REFUSED BY UKBA?
A.Yes a refund will be issued on confirmation of refusal of your visa deducting the visa application fees and administration charges upto £500. No Refund will be processed once the visa is granted.
Q. DO I GET A CERTIFICATE FOR THE SHORT COURSE?
A.At the end of the course, you will get a certificate of completion by (INIFD London) London School of Trends accredited by the British Accreditation Council.
Q. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE OFFER LETTER?
A.On the receipt of your application form and the full payment of course fee, application will be reviewed and successful candidates will receive an offer letter within 72hrs of the application.

Fees and Schedule

One Month Residential Programme

Fashion Styling
Start Date : Friday 1st of December 2017
Fees : £3300 - (all inclusive)
Interior Design & Styling
Start Date : Friday 1st of December 2017
Fees : £3300 - (all inclusive)
Fashion Styling
Start Date : Monday 25th of December 2017
Fees : £3300 - (all inclusive)
Interior Design & Styling
Start Date : Monday 25th of December 2017
Fees : £3300 - (all inclusive)
Visual Merchandising
Start Date : Monday 8th of January 2018
Fees : £3300 - (all inclusive)

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