Symela Fotiadi

Symela Fotiadi

Stylist and Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Symela Fotiadi

Symela Fotiadi

Stylist and Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Symela is a Greek emerging graduate designer based in London, UK. In her work, she celebrates individuality and authenticity through a focus on sculptural techniques and wearable sportswear garments. She bases her sustainable fashion on 3 fundamental pillars: Zero waste exploration, use of eco-friendly materials, and fabric remnants. Her innovative and ethical made designs are aimed at conscious customers, those who value individual expressions and aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd. In her graduation year, she was selected for the Lcf2020 Press show and shortlisted by ShowStudio and Nick Knight as one of the 22 graduate students who caught their eye. Furthermore, Symela was selected by British Vogue to re-imagine Barbie and create garments for their September 2020 issue. Alongside her fashion design career, Symela has worked as an Art Director and Stylist for many titles and brands including Vogue Arabia, L'officiel, Flanelle Magazine, Design Scene, and more.
    CHRISTIANA HADJIPAPA CAMPAIGN 24Creative Direction & Styling: Symela Fotiadi Styling Assistant: Melina Trapezanlidou Photography: Kasia Rucinska Hair: Migena Minaj Mua: Molly Whiteley Mua Assistant: Saint Maretto Models: Miki Davis, Katerina Samar
  • Christiana Hadjipapa Capsule Collection SS22
    Christiana Hadjipapa Capsule Collection SS22Styling: Symela Ftd & Oliwia Jancerowicz Photography: Plusia Roms Lighting: Anthony Lycett Mua: Yolanda Dohr Hair: Migkena Mihaj Model: Mansi Styling Assistant: Zlata Mechetina
  • British Vogue x Barbie
    British Vogue x BarbieLCF grads Alice Khor and Symela Fotiadi are selected by Vogue to re-imagine Barbie and her Dreamhouse for 2020
    L'OFFICIELPhotography: George Aslanidis Art Direction: George Aslanidis & Symela Fotiadi Styling: Symela Fotiadi Hair: John Manolakis & Jenna Marie Make Up Artist: Laura Onea Styling Assistant: Melina Trapezanlidou
  • ShowStudio Shortlist: Fashion Design
    ShowStudio Shortlist: Fashion DesignSelected from over 300 submissions, Nick Knight and Adam Andrascik put together a shortlist of 22 graduating students who caught their eye. 10 June 2020
  • Sun and Grapes for Overdue Magazine
    Sun and Grapes for Overdue MagazineCreative Direction & Styling: Symela Ftd Photography: Plusia Roms Hair: Migkena Mihaj Styling Assistant: Camila Fukumothi Mua: Violet Zeng Production: Sophie Cloarec Model: Bar Maldonado
Projects credited in
    NUORI | SKINCARE|Photoshoot for Nuori skincare brand | | Assisting Art Director on Location . Photoshoot Concept Development . Mood Board| |Set Designer| Research . Set Design Development . On Set |
  • I think I'm cursed
    I think I'm cursedPolyester Zine commissioned me for this editorial and is about a persona, inspired by 1870’s female contortion artists, drag queens’ references, horror movies combined with personal thoughts and expressed through colourful symbols. Creating this arc for the character was important , in order to show how troubled she is in her thoughts, overthinking, pressured by society’s standards and having guilts that led her to unrealistic expectations and doubting herself, her initial motive. The contrad
Work history
    The Innovart Show. logo
    The Innovart Show. logo
    Co-founderThe Innovart Show.
    London, United Kingdom
    The InnovArt Show is a distinguished platform that celebrates the world's most exceptional emerging artists and designers. Our prestigious showcase provides a coveted opportunity to a select group of rising talent to showcase their works of art in London's prime locations. We are committed to cultivating the best of the new generation of creativity from around the globe and presenting it to the world. Our curated selection of innovative and original works is designed to offer a unique and inspiring experience. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, and our approachable prices reflect our commitment to this belief.
    Fashion DesignerChristiana Hajipapa
    London, United KingdomPart Time
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  • Art Directing
  • Styling
  • Fashion Design
  • Content Creatiion
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Fashion Design Technology WomenswearLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom