About Fashion Stylist Institute
Fashion Stylist Institute online was founded in 2010 to offer consultations and training to people around the world online. A truly modern school, we use technology to train and support our network of students and working graduates globally. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter fashion choices; rather, we believe in bringing out the unique positive attributes of each individual with personal style preferences designed to make a conscientious statement. This is how we have built our business: on bringing out the best in each person’s style, and teaching our huge network of students to do the same. To date we have trained, certified and mentored over 1500 consultants globally. Check out where they are AND what they have to day about thier experience with FSI Online Fashion Learning: All FSI Grads. (page may load slowly on some browsers).
Affiliations, Memberships and Accreditation
Fashion Stylist Institute is a registered limited liability corporation (LLC). We offer non-degree certifications and assessment-based certificate programs. We are an accredited (officially recognized and approved) education provider with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), approved to train students on the standards and practices for professional image consultants. We provide the required student training hours for professional image consultant certification and award Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Fashion Stylist Institute is a member of the eLearning Guild, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). We are a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and a lifetime member of the Direct Selling Women's Association (DSWA).
We are currently in the application process for ACAP accreditation with the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. FSI is an authorized provider of International Learning Units (ILUs).
About Gillian Armour
Gillian is a Certified Image Professional (one of only 90 in the world) by AICI (the Association of Image Consultants International) and has over two decades of experience in private image, fashion and style client consulting for corporations, TV, social mavens and "C" level executives. Gillian's career in fashion has ranged from positions in corporate management, fashion director and retail buying (Macy's, I. Magnin, House of Fraser/London). Her career in fashion manufacturing includes executive positions in management, inventory control, planning and fabric buyer (Jessica McClintock, Byer California, Esprit, and Gap). As a stylist she has completed successful projects in Hollywood, Paris, Amsterdam and London with celebrity clients, luxury fashion brands as well as commercial photographers and videographers.
Gillian has been a successful TV presenter (award winning NBC production for two seasons of Dream Makeover Hawaii) and is an expert on fashion related image and style topics. She is a published author of over 18 books on fashion, style and image (available on Amazon) and many articles and is a go-to resource for journalists and bloggers. She is the founder of both Fashion Training Academy (fashion merchandising, management and design courses) and a successful internet venture called Fashion Stylist Institute (FSI), focused on online training in image consulting and fashion styling. FSI helps men and women across the globe become successful in the image style field. To date FSI has certified and trained over 1500 graduates.
Gillian is a professional speaker with the National Speakers Association and the past president of the Association of Image Consultants Bay Area. She is a graduate of F.I.D.M. Los Angeles with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Management. Her most recent board positions included Fashion Group International (San Francisco), Junior League (San Francisco) and FIDM Alumni, (San Francisco).
Associate Instructors: Margity Tornston, Certified Image Consultant, Tech Support: Jan Saloni, Virtual Assistants: Anniki and Carolyn.
We are committed to providing basic through advanced professional training and high-quality educational programs both online and at our physical campus in San Francisco.
We are committed to providing our graduates with the precise materials and tools they will need to grow their independent businesses so that they can achieve their career goals swiftly and confidently.
We are committed to helping each individual craft a powerful and unique personal style and brand.
Train at our Institute
FSI offers customized in-person training for graduates of our on-line training. This custom training is specifically for consultants who have been in business and find the need to expand their training. Customized training affords the graduate focused training to meet their real-world and professional needs. Training takes place at our Sacramento location.
We’ve recently increased the length of our master-level courses and added a few new classes by popular demand. We are also heavily focused on offering ongoing business mentoring to all our students via webinars and podcast channels.
Our satellite campus location is in Sacramento, CA. (Fashion Training Academy) and students can schedule counseling sessions or lab appointments by contacting us via email.