Fashion Writing

Write for fashion magazines and websites

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  • Discussions Tuesdays 8-9pm ET, 6 sessions full schedule

This class will provide you with the skills necessary to find work as a professional fashion writer. You'll learn to grasp the different styles of fashion journalism and gain insight into and an understanding of the fashion industry.

Using trend reports, reviews of collections, and analyzing the craft and business of fashion, you'll learn how to tackle stories from different angles for high fashion magazines, non-traditional publications, and websites. Learn the value of networking, creating and keeping contacts, and how to work with PR to get scoops and invites to press launches and fashion shows. You'll also write pitch letters and emails to secure interviews with designers.

Throughout the course, you'll build a portfolio of spec clips that will exhibit your ability to analyze and report on fashion.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Watch shows, interpret collections, and develop an eye for inspiration
  • Write fashion headlines, runway reviews, and fashion features
  • Use your personal style to create stories that editors crave
  • Understand the differences between fashion editors, writers, and freelancers
  • Write compelling pitch letters

By the end of class, you will have:

A pitch letter for a fashion feature and a collection of clips for a high fashion magazine.

Kristin Tice Studeman is a contributing editor at ELLE.com and freelance journalist who has written for The New York Times, Style.com, New York Magazine, Bon Appetit, Interview, and many other publications. She has done profiles on the likes of Christian Louboutin, Karlie Kloss, Emma Watson, Courtney Love, and Daphne Guinness.  Kristin served as the Associate Fashion News Editor at Style.com, prior to joining Carine Roitfeld at CR Fashion Book magazine. Today, her assignments range from profiling NYC’s most influential members of the style set to trekking in Morocco to capturing the highlights of fashion week. 

testimonials
  • "Kristin is an expert in fashion writing and was generous in sharing her knowledge, feedback on our work and insider tips. She worked hard to prepare the lessons and it really showed. She had so much to give. I am so happy I toon the course!"

    Alicia Foley