Karl Plewka is an internationally renowned fashion editor and stylist whose career now spans over twenty years in the fashion industry. Plewka began his fashion training as assistant to Vivienne Westwood and then went on to be assistant fashion editor, then fashion editor of the influential broadsheet newspaper The Observer.
In 1996, Plewka was head hunted to front the fashion team at Interview magazine in New York. In his years as fashion director of this very prominent magazine, Plewka regularly styled shoots with photographers such as Bruce Weber, Ellen Von Unwerth, Karl Lagerfeld, Steven Klein and David LaChapelle. He also oversaw a large part of the magazine and commissioned shoots, interviews and many exciting artistic collaborations.
In 2001 Plewka went freelance and came back to Britain. Plewka continued to forge a strong collaborative bond with his close friend Corinne Day and their influential work featured regularly in Italian Vogue, Vogue Nipon, Vogue China, L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue Hommes International and Purple. Plewka notes that Corinne Day remains his idol because she taught him that fashion images can hold hope and despair in equal measure.
Plewka has continued to enjoy all aspects of his varied position in the industry and has consulted on and styled many campaigns and commercials for clients including; River Island, Hermes, H+M, Hugo Boss, Guess, Alberta Ferretti, Cacharel, French Connection, John Rocha, Julien Macdonald, Rocco Barocco, Sharon Wauchob and All Saints.
Most recently Plewka has contributed to Anja Rubik's exciting new magazine 25 as well as an exciting project for British Vogue. He is continually inspired by his regular travels to India and always aims to present fashion that is honest, visceral, human and real.