Yety Akinola

Yety Akinola

Costumer Designer & Stylist at Freelance
Greater New York City Area, United States

About me

As a Freelance Fashion Editor, Stylist & Creative Consultant; I’ve had over 10 years experience with international market research, concept creation and styling photoshoots for print advertising, editorial, branded content and video/film platforms.

As well as styling still-life and on-figure projects; for luxury online stores, brands and international publications. I’ve built a strong network of both luxury and contemporary press and brand contacts in both the international menswear and womenswear markets.

While overseeing the editing, retouching and layouts of shoots; I’ve developed a deep and defined knowledge of style and design with a visual emphasis; while factoring in key marketing analysis, advertisers and sales reports.

Currently represented by The Brooks Agency.

- Experienced in Art Directing, Casting, developing and executing fashion and marketing digital, video and print content and campaigns.
- Experienced in researching creative briefs and creating moodboards.
- Experienced in requesting clothing, accessories and props on behalf of international publications, for photoshoots in house as well as on location.
-Indepth knowledge of international PR agencies; with strong working relationahips with New York, London and Paris PR's.
- Experienced in creating original copy for print, online and social media; reviewing trends and interviewing artists.
- Confident in styling on figure and still life product for both online and print editorial/shopping pages.
- Confident in recruiting assistants and managing their training and progression.
- Able to work with both Mac and PC operating systems. MS Office, Excel, InDesign and Photoshop.


Assistant Stylist & Assistant Costume Designer
July 2010 - December 2015 (5 years 5 months)
Clients including:American Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Hommes International, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Netherlands, British Vogue, Teen Vogue, Hercules, Flair Italia, British & American Harper’s Bazaar, the gentlewoman, W, Wall Street Journal, Details, British GQ, GQ China, GQ France, Document, V, V Man, i-D, Cosmopolitan, Purple, Crash, PAPER, Wallpaper, IO DONNA, SSAW, Riot of Perfume, Target, Uniqlo, Nine West, Tj Maxx, Gap, Tiffany & Co, Rolex, Michael Kors, Aveda, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, David Yurman, Aldo, Ann Taylor, Loft, Cole Haan, Pepsi, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Dove, Kanye West, Huawei and Bloomingdales. Stylists including:Paul Cavaco, Beat Bolliger, Darcy Backlar, Leith Clark, Miranda Almond, George Cortina, Emmanuelle Alt, Patti Wilson, Laura Ferrara, Ylias Nacer, Dan May, Roxane Danset, Lawren Howell, Keteven Gvaramadze, Delphine Danhier, Ursina Gysi, Virginia Stevenson, Claire Richardson, Vanessa Chow, Joanne Blades, Mark McMahon, James Sleaford, Caroline Christiansson, Charlie Harrington, Brian Coats, Joanna Hillman, Naomi Miller, Hanna Kelifa, Phyllis Leibowitz, Felicia Jocus and Natalie Joos.Photographers/Directors including:Mario Testino, Steven Klein, David Sims, Boo George, Josh Olins, Victor Demarchelier, Alexi Lubomirski, Scott Trindle, David Slijper, Mark Peckmwzian, Sebastian Faena, Mark Borthwick, Cedric Bihr, Lina Scheynius, Jang Hyun Hong, Regan Cameron, Benjamin Alexander, Michael Thompson, Maciek Kobielski, Quentin Jones, Christian Larson, Alessio Boni, Christian MacDonald and Rachel Chandler.
October 2012 - January 2014 (1 year 3 months)
While I freelanced as a Senior Fashion Assistant during my first year living in New York I worked with the TOPMAN personal shopping team in Soho, New York. As a Stylist for the popular British label; I meet my weekly sales goal while I represented the brand at promotional events, handled Studio Services for the brands Costume Designer/Advertising clients, and styled the brands’ VIP clients while styling my own personal clients on a daily basis. Contact:email: office: 212 966 9455 post: Topman 478 Broadway, New York, NY 10013



2006 - 2010 (4 years)
First Class Honours

A-levels (A- A- B)

2000 - 2006 (6 years)

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