PSHE KS2 / KS3: A career as a fashion stylist

Meet Aiyshat Akanbi. She’s a determined, fashion-forward young stylist.

As a child she would adjust the outfits of people she saw on the tube in her head, reworking their looks until they met her exacting aesthetic sensibility.

Aiyshat loves fashion, and she has a talent for creating new looks.

We see her attention to detail and passion for fabric and colour put to good use, as we follow her at work designing ‘tour’ looks for her client, the rapper Labrinth.

Teacher Notes

Students could explore Ayishat’s claim that she has become successful by being "totally who I am".

Why do students think this is important in this type of career?

Students could consider the need for creativity and originality in this field of work.

Can students think of any other careers where creativity and originality are important? A mind map could be created with ideas.

Students could also explore other personal attributes and the careers which they might be suited to - such as attention to detail, analytical skills and team-work.

Students could use these to identify careers that they may be suited to.

Students could also discuss whether failure can lead to success.

Ayishat claims that if the will is strong enough, even with setbacks, you will eventually reach your goal so long as you stay motivated.

Students could explore other successful 'failures' such as those of Walt Disney, Michael Jordan and The Beatles who faced rejection before they went on to reach incredible success.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Modern Studies.

This topic appears in KS2/KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd level in Scotland.