Our Industry Defined

“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” Diane Vreeland


The Fashion Industry is one of the most exciting to work in 2016! It is big business. There are over 4 million people employed by the fashion industry worldwide and many more millions working freelance. Whether that is in styling, editorial, personal styling, image consulting, digital influencing or just about anything else, the world of fashion is now opening up to just about everyone who wants a share of it.

With all the possibilities, as an image consultant it is hard to therefore see the woods from the trees. From a client perspective, it is also hard to know who is good and who is here today and gone tomorrow.

If it is your dream to succeed in the image and fashion industry, you need to surround yourself with the right people, the right training, the right supports and the right path.

FIPI promises to help you navigate that path.

From Image Consultancy, to Fashion Styling, Personal Shopping to Personal and Professional Branding, there are many exciting paths you can follow and many training courses you can choose from. Our goal is to help you maximize your potential, to help you choose the right path, to support you in being part of an industry standard and to lead the way for image professionals to achieve their dreams.

We pride ourselves on working with and recommending only professional training courses delivered by industry professionals with a wealth of experience. This is then supported by our membership and continual professional development programme, supporting you every step of your journey.

One of the biggest challenges in the image and styling profession is getting going! We can provide you with opportunities, tools, resources, an active community and the platform you need to be part of the future of fashion.

View our industry definitions from the list below or in our sub menu:

What is an Image Consultant?

What is a Fashion Stylist?

What is an Editorial Stylist?

What is a Personal Stylist?

What is a Film/TV Stylist?

What is a Personal Shopper?

What is a Branding & Communications Consultant?

What is a Retail Stylist/ Style Advisor?