Women's Fashion

What Is the Role of a Stylist in 2022?

Graphic by Kayleen Dicuango

Trend forecasting, retail therapy and image management are just a few of the responsibilities of these talented tastemakers.

As editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra writes in her editor’s letter for FASHION‘s November issue spotlighting stylists, “everyone needs a fashion BFF who is going to steer them in the right direction.” For some, that might be your go-to shopping buddy who helps you choose an outfit for your big job interview. For celebrities, that style savant is often a stylist who readies them for red carpets, sources ensembles for press tours and helps curate their overall image.

We asked 13 wardrobe wizards what the role of the stylist is in 2022,  and their answers ranged from retail therapy to image management.

This article first appeared in FASHION’s November issue. Find out more here