London based illustrator and stylistSophie Stephens has a humorous and unique take on today’s fashion and celebrities and no one is spared. Her t-shirts for House of Holland feature illustrations of Brit darling Alexa Chung complete with pumpkin, the witch hat and ivy, Terry Richardson covering himself with a prickly cactus, and Luella, looking rather provocative with arms up and bare chest.Even her final year guerilla art campaign project, entitled ‘Style makes me Sick’ pushed the boundaries. Stephens infiltrated Topshop changing rooms everyday with illustration saying “No More Heroes”, challenging what we think is fashionable and making us rethink how we put celebrities on pedestals. She is a force to be reckoned with! Stephens has done work for various magazines including Love, Fact and Know Magazine, and collaborated with Julian and Noel from The Mighty Boosh to make flyer. Her thoughts, work and ideas can be seen on her blog: http://blackpendiaries.blogspot.com/.
Stephens speaks about her House of Holland work, “I don’t think fashion always has to have great matter and be contextualized within an inch of its life, sometimes it just needs to be a cool look to go dancing in and that’s what Henry does brilliantly.”