About Sophia Banks
Sophia’s superlative strength for brand vision, product development and marketing keep her much in demand as a Stylist and Creative Director.
After realizing her passion for aesthetics and completing her formal education as well as extensive travel abroad, Sophia partnered with Satine Boutique in Los Angeles in 2004. With a keen eye and decisive direction, she collaborated in the expansion of the brand, infusing the stock list with exclusive international designers, introducing a private label, and co- branded program, opening a press and sales showroom for emerging labels and landed the boutique in over 60 magazines in just three years’ time.
While at Satine she launched brands such as Roland Mouret, Rodarte and was also an early champion of Acne, Pierre Hardy and Isabel Marant. This lead to being recognized as Harper’s Bazaar Style Leader twice in one year and Vogue Australia’s top fashion export.
Because of this, Sophia became known for her ability to predict what women will want to wear in six months time.
Expanding into design, Sophia launch contemporary line Whitley Kros in 2008. A label which was featured in Vogue, Elle, Vogue UK, Style.com, Nylon, Vogue Japan, and Vogue Australia and was recognized by Forbes as one of it’s 2009 Undiscovered Designers of the Year. It was nominated for the Ecco Domani Fashion Award and was a Mercedes Benz highlighted fashion show.
Sophia’s years of working in the Hollywood landscape and experience with design facilitates her understanding of today’s celebrity driven world and its power on building a brand. Her successful partnerships have made her a staple for celebrities, men and women alike who want to improve their image through fashion.
Sophia spends her time consulting A-list celebrities on their image and red carpet looks and creative directing for emerging fashion and lifestyle brands.