Sophia Katyea

Sophia Katyea

Stylist & Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Sophia Katyea

Sophia Katyea

Stylist & Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Multidisciplinary stylist and creative director, with additional skills in set design and product styling. Editorial, e-commerce and social content fashion styling. Developed focus on luxury accessories and garment styling. Trend research for up-to-date relevant looks and creative concept pitches. Diverse background in brand strategy and creative production; music videos, press shots, artwork, fashion editorials & e-commerce campaigns. Website portfolio Contact at IG @sophiakatyea
  • L'MOOD // The Getaway, L'Officiel USA, May 2022 Print & Online Editorial
    L'MOOD // The Getaway, L'Officiel USA, May 2022 Print & Online Editorial'Whatever the weather, get out of town with these versatile, seaside-inspired creations.' Styled by me. Such a fun and creative concept to develop for L'Officiel USA, featuring looks that were high fashion takes on the classic english fisherman, the mermaid and the bohemian twist on the nets found at the harbour side; all reflecting key trends of SS22. Featuring looks from Burberry, Givenchy, Chloe and A.W.A.K.E. MODE. Photographer: Georgia Baldwin Photography Assistant: Eva Jiggins Stylist: So
  • The Artist's Muse, ELLE Arabia, April 2022 Print Issue
    The Artist's Muse, ELLE Arabia, April 2022 Print Issue'Make life of dressing this season in modern, elegant pieces and colourful makeup. Looks that brighten your mood are the direction of the day.' Creative direction & styling by me. Featuring hyper-feminine and romantic silhouettes. A bit of a change of pace for my usual styling when it comes to editorials, but I love a challenge and this fit the brief so well. Photographer: Holly Broomhall Creative Director & Styling: Sophia Katyea Makeup artist: Chynara Kojoeva Hair stylist: Willis Galbraith R
  • A Touch of Gold, GRAZIA Pakistan, Print Editorial
    A Touch of Gold, GRAZIA Pakistan, Print EditorialInternational print and online. Styled by me. Initially developed as a jewellery story, this quickly expanded into a full fashion editorial. Wearing a mixture of luxury designer garments, our model Shan can be seen in Jean Paul Gaultier, Peet Dullaert and Janashia. Shaped for modern posture, celebrating individual form, body and comfort. The art direction for this series of images included inspiration from aquatic organic life, as well as the dada movement and surrealism like the works of Salva
  • The New Bond Girl, L'Officiel Ukraine
    The New Bond Girl, L'Officiel UkrainePublished in L'Officiel Ukraine 2020 May Issue Set in the fairly unglamorous harbours of maritime life, we wanted a juxtaposition the styling; ranging from extravagant to girlish. All the while being served an unspoken determination, a look of persistence and an indestructible nature behind the eyes. We created a shoot that offers up a beautiful mix of carefree freedom and elegance - so it’s really wonderful to finally have this shoot published and released. You can view all the images on the L
  • Pale Peach Editorial, Horizont Magazine
    Pale Peach Editorial, Horizont MagazinePublished in the 2020 April Issue of Horizont Magazine A beautiful, elegant editorial produced before lockdown which resulted in this amazing visual narrative of the multiple shifting monochromatic looks. We switched up the makeup looks with every outfit change and the one certainty I had was that the spidery white eyelashes had to be paired with the exuberant frilled lace blouse from Simonett. I’m a sucker for dynamic silhouettes when it comes to clothing; and achieving interesting shapes and
  • Arran George, Notion Magazine, 85th Issue
    Arran George, Notion Magazine, 85th Issue"They say no man is an island, but I am." Following his debut EP 'What I See on Daytime TV', Arran George spoke to Notion Magazine for its 85th Issue. These are the photo portraits to accompany said interview. Set in the vast grounds of a graveyard found in West London they are both full of life and comically morbid - a perfect fit for George. Words: Colin Graves Photography: Freddie Stisted Creative Producer and Co-Creative: Sophia Katyea Styling: Phoebe Butterworth Grooming: Margherita Lasca
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Projects credited in
  • DON'T TELL MUM (Editorial Shoot)
    DON'T TELL MUM (Editorial Shoot)This shoot was inspired by the 80's/90's fashion editorial era seen in Vogue magazine and high end brand campaign shoots. I assisted the incredible Sophia Kateya, who allowed me free reign to be creative and playful while executing her vision for this shoot. We used new designers to add a modern edginess while not compromising the charm and character of our referenced influence. I'm not in the business of fashion but making Art is my M.O! Team: Photographer- Charlie Walker @charliewalker-phot
    GROOVY BABYThis project was a look book created for the Groovy Baby tee. The T-shirt was screen printed by Dessy Baeva. The pitch was to recreate 70's aesthetic, free and flowy vibes. Despite being a t-shirt, also showing how it could be worn in a semi-formal situation. The shoot was shot on the rooftops of Dalston, an area of London known for its arts & entertainments scene and also dubbed is the "coolest place to live in Britain" by the Guardian.
  • Aaran George X Notion 85th Issue
    Aaran George X Notion 85th IssueTeam: Words: Russell Dean Stone Photography: Freddie Stisted Styling: Phoebe Butterworth Grooming: Margherita Lascala using Mac Cosmetics Photography assistant: Sophia Katyea Styling assistan: Celia Stolper
  • Notion: Jnr Choi
    Notion: Jnr ChoiJnr Choi for Notion Magazine Director/DP: Roy Brandys Creative Direction: Freddie Stisted Styling: Aurélie Mason-Perez Grooming: Cassandra Scalia Hair: DSR Hair Gaffer/Grip: Milo Hickey PA: Alessandro D’Amario Styling Assistant: Ruta Jane
    A WALK IN THE PARK EDITORIAL/ COMMERCIAL SHOOTThis editorial shoot is one of my favourites as we shot in Regents Park in London. While assisting Sophia Kateya in creating looks for potential E-commerce and commercial use, I gained insight into styling pieces using the natural elements as a guide. With only a few outdoor shoots under my belt, I learnt how to style better in natural surroundings and product placement to elevate visual stories for more commercial use. Team: Photographer- Georgia Baldwin @GeorgiaBldwin Lead stylist- Sophia Ka
  • Panels of Light- Lobster Magazine
    Panels of Light- Lobster MagazineStylist- Sophia Kateya Stylist Assistant- me
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Work history
    Creative Director & StylistSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
  • Production Co-ordination
  • Art Directing
  • Directing
  • Ecommerce Styling
  • Commercial Styling
  • E-commerce Campaigns
  • Music Videos
  • Concept Creation
  • Creative Direction
  • Content Commissioning
    History of Art BAUniversity of York
     - York, United Kingdom
    A cultural degree that offers a broad range of skills in study, reading and research that can be applied to a wide variety of career paths. Also develops a skill in long periods of verbal engagement with diverse topics and the application of lateral thinking in discussions. Study also engages with psychology, sociology, contemporary political and economic issues, fashion and a general broad world history.