As a fashion editor/celebrity stylist, Kithe Brewster has developed a fiercely loyal following among those who thirst for boldly creative designs and innovative thinking. Kithe’s varied experiences in Eurpoe and America have shaped his unique sensibilities and provided a deep knowledge of what it takes to create and market cutting edge fashions.
Early in his career, Kithe spent fourteen years in Europe honing his skills as a fashion editor and stylist. Leaving for Paris at age nineteen proved to be the right move for Brewster, who immediately grasped the French scene, becoming a hot stylist on the move almost instantly. After seven years in Paris, Brewster moved to London where music styling became his bread and butter. Working with artists, like the group B*witched, a post-Spice Girls multi-platinum selling band that he imaged from the start, their video “C’est La Vie” was credited for the return of denim in the mainstream. In no time it was the Brit Awards and Finley Quay, who chose Kite to smarten him and his band’s look for the big night. Winning “Best Male Solo Artist” of the year that night, Finley’s performance was noted in history, and Kithe had now conquered two European fashion capitals.
While in London, Mr. Brewster got his start working for magazines such as Elle and Scene. Brewster’s epic vision was soon noted and he emerged as a major player in the London fashion scene. He was soon juggling assignments and contributing to an array of American and European magazines including: Vanity Fair, Interview, Flaunt, Chic (Dutch), Scene, British Elle, French and American Jalouse, and Surface to name a few. His work for these publications gained attention from the crème de la crème in fashion, as well as European and Hollywood celebrity elite. As legend of his work spread, new opportunities opened in the United States. On Brewster’s first booking in Hollywood, he was held over for two months, juggling sitting after sitting with actress or actor, or musician, his charts were booked to capacity!
With his return to the U.S., Mr. Brewster’s work has become highly sought after by those at the top of American pop culture. After working with Julianne Moore on a Flaunt magazine cover, she immediately requested him to take her “under his wing” and become her stylist. He eagerly agreed, as he had become a fan of then up and coming actress. Makeup legend, Kevyn Aucoin was also taken with his work, and booked Brewster to style 60 percent of his styling in his last book. Kevyn told Kithe that he was one of the best stylists he had ever worked with. Brewster collaborated on shoots with Celine Dion as Maria Callas, Gwenyth Paltrow as Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, Julianne Moore as Twiggy, and a multitude of others that will forever be a part of fashion history. Aucoin was also instrumental in spreading the word throughout Hollywood of Kithe’s work.
Kithe Brewster went on to style over fifteen covers for Flaunt magazine with some of the hottest stars of then tomorrow, such as Adrien Brody, Cate Blanchett, Drew Barrymore, Selma Hayek, Winona Ryder, and many others, redefining celebrity editorial. In no time, every other publication in America followed suit making celebrity the new sensation, and Kithe Brester a star in the making. At this time, Brewster met and took rapper Eve as a client. During the same time he kept Eve and Julianne Moore on best dressed lists all over the world. This juggling act went on for three consecutive years, catapulting them both to fashion icon status. Brewster was now firmly established as a leading Hollywood stylist.
As a stylist, his work has appeared in television and print advertising campaigns for Revlon, L’Oreal, Roc-A-Wear, Puma, and many others. His contribution to music is endless. Having styled and maintained the image of music stars like Eve and Andre 3000 of Outkast. The “Hey Ya” video that Kithe styled, changed the face of fashion and music videos forever. “Hey Ya” went on to win every major video award possible in 2004 including MTV’s “Best Hi Hop” video, and “Video of the Year.” He had the same response with many other videos, like Eve’s “Let Me Blow Your Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani. “Let Me Blow Your Mind” won MTV’s 2001 “Bests Female” video. Garbage, Bryan Adams, Beyonce, Usher, Jessica Simpson, Lil’ Kim, and Brandy are just a few of the artists who have seen fashion through Kithe’s colored lens.
Kithe’s knack for capturing a subject’s unique character has helped him amass a large celebrity clientele – from actors, to recording artists to star athletes. His personal clients have included: Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Iman, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Usher, and Heidi Klum.
WWD credits him with helping to make Julianne Moore a fashion icon. The list of celebrities styled by Mr. Brewster reads like a who’s who list in Hollywood and Music. It has been said that everything he touches turns to gold and Camilla Morton of British Vogue noted, “Kithe Brewster is to the best dressed list, what Henry Ford was to the automobile!” With the success of the twice Emmy nominated, “Project Runway,” Kithe’s work has reached recognition as millions of viewers every week watch and look to attain Heidi Klum’s style. The sensation of fashion has America on ins and needles. His contribution to the show is one of the strategies behind its rising ratings and success.
Kithe Brewster works as a fashion consultant and stylist for many designers, and has styled runway shows for fashion houses all over the world, amongst them Ralph Lauren. Within the world of fashion, Kithe Brewster’s name has become synonymous with fearless creativity. He is continuously scaling new heights and whatever the challenge, Kithe’s independent vision and design sense drives him to succeed and sets him apart from the others.