London born celebrity stylist SAMANTHA BURKHART draws on her experience as a visual artist and creative director to effectively create signature looks for a diverse client roster, spanning entertainment, music, and sports.
Hailing from a family with two relatives on Time Magazine's Most Important People of the 20th Century list - Samantha’s diverse background was influenced early on by her family’s passion for the arts, travel, and their philanthropic endeavors. Her interest in visual art took her to Los Angeles where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design.
In 2008, after being commissioned to create a mask for a musician attending The Met Ball, Samantha began to re-contextualize her role as a visual artist and image maker and started expanding her practice into fashion and music, eventually discovering that as a fashion stylist she had the greatest fluidity between art, fashion, and music.
After spending several years assisting some of the top celebrity stylists, Samantha began styling some of the biggest names in music and film including Sia, Ke$ha, Kristen Wiig, Shia Labeouf, Bea Miller, Joel Kinnaman, Lindsey Stirling, Jason Mitchell, Paul Dano, and Maddie Ziegler.
Her editorial work has been featured in major publications such as GQ, Glamour, Design Scene, August Man, Lifestyle Mirror, USA Today, Billboard Magazine, Bello Magazine, The Guardian, and Elléments Magazine. She has costume designed critically acclaimed tours, worked on television shows and music videos, and was the creative force behind iconic and career defining red carpet and performance looks for both Sia and Ke$ha.
"Styling is just as much about being a curator or an editor as it is about being a creator. You have to know the history and context of fashion and pop culture, but you also have to have a vision and most importantly make sure that vision resonates with the identity and style of the client. My goal is to always have my clients look timeless, flawless, and elevated, while feeling beautiful and confident in what they are wearing.”