Sophie Casha is a London-based stylist who has produced work for major fashion brands and retailers including Net-A-Porter and Victoria Beckham. Currently working freelance, Sophie has previously held positions at publications including GQ, Financial Times How to Spend It, Highsnobiety and Condé Nast.
What’s the best thing that's happened to you today?
The best thing that's happened to me today was the chance to relish a slow morning without an early call time!
Top 5 current inspirations?
My top 5 current inspirations are the amazing talent emerging from CSM and Antwerp design students, Martha's Vineyard fishermen, the Impressionism period, Marcel Breuer, The Runaways.
Is there anything you’re really into that other people might consider obscure / unknown?
I've always been interested in scouring vintage and archival pieces for the home and wardrobe, from wherever I am in the world.
Do you collect anything?
I collect stones from anytime I'm near the sea, ever since I read that author Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carol, who wrote Alice in Wonderland) used to mark every wonderful day "With a white stone" in his personal diaries.
What one physical object do you value the most?
The objects I most value are my running trainers.
Can you think of a specific current problem with the world you’d really like to solve?
The issue with the current planet that needs to be resolved with haste, is climate change. It breaks my heart to see the slow decline of our landscapes and animals.
How do you try to be responsible in your own work?
I am passionate about sourcing inspiring pieces for my styling work from the past - fast fashion is something that needs to hold its breaks, and I find vintage and archaic pieces much more inspiring than many mainstream designers who are prominent today.
How do you think your industry could be more responsible?
The industry has a duty to be far more responsible when targeting their audience - One way to go about this would be to focus on forever pieces, and having the option of repair and regeneration to ensure people buy for life, not just seasonally.
Tell us about a belief you had early on in life that you now feel differently about.
A belief I had early on was the notion that you are only important if everyone is aware of you or your work - I now understand fame does not equal fortune, and people need to work on embodying a career and lifestyle that is beneficial to themselves, not others. It is no shame to be hardworking and quiet in a society of constant social and digital bombardment.
What would be the title of your memoir?
How to Please
Do you believe in an afterlife?
I do hope for an afterlife, but believe we should live every day as if there isn't.