Sofía Sánchez de Betak
Sofía Sanchez de Betak (aka, Barrenechea) is a Buenos Aires born, New York based, Art Director and Fashion Consultant. While studying at Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Sofía began her career as a Junior Art Director for prestigious fashion photographer Urko Suaya, before moving on to Time Out Magazine, as an editorial designer, focusing on travel publications. She balanced her studies and day jobs with night Typography Teaching at the reputable University of Buenos Aires (UBA) for three years.
Upon graduating, Sofía signed on as an Art Director at Lloyd & Co, for which she relocated to New York City. The acclaimed advertising agency founded by Doug Lloyd, hired her to work on accounts like Estée Lauder, Derek Lam, Aerin and ICB. Sofía’s capabilities include print as well as TV advertising, packaging design, collateral development and design, social media planning, online services and strategic branding. Since she left the agency, Sofía has worked on projects for numerous brands, such as Marni, Just Cavalli, Chloe, DFS, Tiffany & Co, H. Stern, Rouge, Paige, Kohl’s, Jimmy Choo, Acria, Belstaff, Ermenegildo Zegna, Feel Food, John Hardy, Neiman Marcus, St. John, Swarovski, Tamara Mellon, TheCrane.tv, Nine West and Whil.
As a ‘model influencer’, Sofía has shot campaigns and advertorials for top brands including Barneys, David Webb, Hogan, Chloe, Chanel, Massimo Dutti, and Zara. She has been featured in magazines such as American Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Spain, Vogue China, Vogue Australia, Vogue India, Vogue Japan, Vogue Korea, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Latinamerica, Vogue Russia, Vogue Ukranie, Marie Claire US, Marie Claire Italia, Flair, Telva, Tatler, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Porter, InStyle, L’Officiel, W, Lucky, Glamour US, Glamour France, VsMag, Vanity Fair US, Vanity Fair France, Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes, Travel+Leisure, Grazia, Hola, Revista & Diario La Nación, T Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Interview Germany, Galera, ParaTi, Ohlala, Diario Clarín and Diario InfoBae. She has graced the covers of Town & Country, Lifestyle, Flair, Galera, among others.
She is a staple on the red carpet and regularly attends many diverse cultural events internationally, and has been named among the Best Dressed Women by Vogue Magazine countless times. After years of working in the fashion industry, Sofía felt a keen need to develop her own designs, and launched her shop, www.chufy.world. Here she shares her travel inspired collections, which she designs together with local artists and artisans from around the world. Sofía has been named among the 10 most influential women of Argentina, together with the country’s First Lady and the Vice-President. With a keen eye and love for fashion and travel, Sofía has collaborated with several magazines and brands, working on special projects and often served as a brand ambassador.
This list includes Chanel, Valentino, Rodarte, Chloe, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Michael Kors, Zara, Jason Wu and The Luxury Collection (Starwood Hotels), Harper’s Bazaar Latin America & México. She also contributes to publications including Condé Nast Traveler US (Style Contributing Editor), Vogue Latin America & Mexico, Revista La Nación and Nowness. In the fall of 2015, she curated along with her husband Alexandre de Betak, an Artist’s Jewelry Auction for Paddle8. The auction launched in Paddle8‘s site and sold out almost immediately. She recently partnered with Globe Trotter and designed a Limited Edition Suitcase Collection inspired in a recent trip to Greece through The Luxury Collection Hotels.