‘Revolution can work on many scales and it is the revolution of everyday life that I am most concerned with.’ Introducing: Sophie Ward

‘Revolution can work on many scales and it is the revolution of everyday life that I am most concerned with.’ Introducing: Sophie Ward

Sophie, from South London, graduated with a BA in Fashion Illustration from the University for the Creative Arts,Epsom in 2008. Often absurd and surreal, the work Sophie creates are larger then life and mostly deal with ideas of Situationism. Focusing on the Situationist idea of being an active participant of your life, not a passive viewer.

‘Revolution can work on many scales and it is the revolution of everyday life that I am most concerned with.’

Sophie Ward

While in her final year at UCA, Sophie joined Henry Holland to produce a series of provocative T Shirt designs
adorned with illustrations of naked models, including karl lagerfeld and Terry Richardson. Since then Sophie has
been hailed a ‘Bright Young Thing’ by Selfridges, and named by Elle UK as one of their female role models of the future.

Primarily an Illustrator and Mural Artist, Sophie’s work work encompasses both fashion and set/interior design. Past clients include Harpers Bazaar, Dazed and Confused, United Nude, Shrimps and Topshop. Her t-shirts have been sold in Dover Street Market, Selfridges and Urban Outfitters and unique murals and signs grace dozens of bars, retail outlets and offices across London. Recent highlights include a collaboration with Ritchie Culver and Adele on the ‘Monsters’ project for Art Mosh. Sophie first solo exhibition for streetwear brand Vans fused her experience with large scale murals and her love of painting. Fascinated by the darkness and struggle impossible to escape when living, Sophie’s work explores the existential anxiety felt by women today – from the masks we employ, to finding acceptance within – by taking traditionally feminine, bubblegum aesthetics and reclaiming them in her unique style.

We are excited to welcome her to our catalogue! Check out Sophie's work HERE