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Karlya Smith is a New Zealand-based stylist, fashion columnist, costume and set designer, with 20 years experience.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Design (Fashion), and a Diploma (honours) in personal styling from the London College of Style. She studied illustration at Central St Martins.

Karlya has worked for most of New Zealand’s premium fashion publications on a freelance basis. Long-term roles included 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 the 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 Shoe Of The Week in Sunday magazine. Karlya Sock is her side-project. She designs quality New Zealand made socks, as merchandise for her favourite musicians, as well as creating small runs of 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 one & two, 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, NZ House & Garden, Simply You.

Advertising: Saben, Trilogy, Air New Zealand, Resene, Hailwood, Dulux, Meadowlark, Smart Car – Mercedes Group, Caravan Restaurant London, Dark Star London, Icebreaker, Hallensteins, Working Style, Pierre Cardin, Diet Coke, L&P, De Bretts Hotel, Watermark Boutique Hotel, Lonely Hearts, Andrea Moore, Farmers, Tranquility Bathrooms.