Karlya Smith is a New Zealand-based stylist, fashion columnist, costume and set designer with over 20 years experience.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Design in Fashion and a Diploma in personal styling, from the London School of Style. She also studied illustration at Central St Martins.
Karlya has worked for most of New Zealand’s premium fashion publications on a freelance basis, as well spending six years as Metro’s fashion director at large and several years writing and styling editorial for Home magazine. A career highlight was costume designing two seasons of award winning comedy series The Jaquie Brown Diaries under director Gerard Johnstone.
For the last decade Karlya has been a freelance fashion columnist and stylist of the popular Shoe of The Week feature in Sunday magazine. Karlya Sock is her side-project, where she designs quality, locally made socks, as merchandise for her favourite musicians, as well as creating her own dream socks.
Editorial: Fantastic Man, Time Out London, Metro, Fashion Quarterly, FQ Men, Viva, B Magazine, Dolly, She, Girlfriend, Pavement, NZ Weddings, Women’s Health, Sunday Magazine.
Illustration: Metro, Cleo, Pavement, Sunday Magazine, Jaquie Brown’s Guide to Life.
Styling for Television: The Jaquie Brown Diaries series 1&2, NZ’s Next Top Model, Flipside, The Great NZ Spelling Bee, Hounds.
Food, Prop and Interior Styling: Cuisine, Metro, North & South, Urbis, Home, Sean Armstrong’s Kitchen, Home, NZ House & Garden, Simply You.
Advertising: Saben, Trilogy, Air New Zealand, Resene, Hailwood, Meadowlark, Smart Car – Mercedes Group, Caravan Restaurant London, Dark Star London, Next, Working Style, Pierre Cardin, Diet Coke, L&P, De Bretts Hotel, Watermark Boutique Hotel, Lonely Hearts, Andrea Moore, Farmers, Tranquility Bathrooms.