COSTUME DESIGNER, STYLIST AND DESIGN CONSULTANT
Los Angeles based, Soyon An is a two-time Emmy® Award winning costume designer and celebrity stylist. Cited by Variety as one of the “Breaking Through” Impacters in 2012, An has made a name for herself in music, television and film. Her focus is on taking the experiences she receives from her work in TV and film into her work with musicians and vice versa; combining her skills as a stylist with her original and innovative costume designs.
An began her career studying at both the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and Otis College of Art and Design. She was involved with the fashion forward Jimon Magazine and was a former designer at Forever 21’s upscale Twelve By Twelve line. From there An worked as head costume designer for Fox’s hit TV shows “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Her work on both shows led to An designing the tour costumes for seasons 2-9 of “So You Think You Can Dance” as well as the respective seasons of “American Idol.” During those runs, she was able to design for artists such as Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Pia Toscana and many other American Idol alumni. Continuing her work in the tour realm, An has since worked on the tours for Katy Perry with her summer private show tour in 2015, Usher’s 2015 “The UR Experience” tour and PINK’s 2013 "The Truth about Love Tour Goes World Wide.”
Additionally, An has designed for and styled shows and performances such as Selena Gomez’s 2015 performances at the Grand Journal in Paris and Alan Carr in London, Taylor Swift’s acclaimed performance of “Trouble” at the 2012 American Music Awards (AMA’s), Becky G’s 2015 RDMA performance, and Shania Twain’s Las Vegas show, to name a few.
Expanding her repertoire into films, An began work as a costume designer on her first film in 2013, Battle of the Year, which quickly led to other films such as Step Up All In, the Disney Channel’s Bad Hair Day and, her most recent, Jem and the Holograms. Recently, Soyon was the costume designer for the Virgin Airway’s safety video which became an internet success.
An has styled and designed pieces for artists and actors/actresses such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Pink, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Kate Bosworth, Avril Lavigne, and so on. She has worked as the main stylist for artists such as Cher Lloyd, Becky G, 5th Harmony and so forth. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Glamour, People, OK! Magazine, Seventeen, LA Times, AOL’s Stylelist, WWD, InStyle, Hollywood Life, Emmy Magazine and US Magazine’s online site.