Born in Denmark, Camilla Skovgaard is a BA (hons) and MA graduate in footwear design and product development from Cordwainers shoe college (2003) and the Royal College of Art (2006) in London. Camilla began her career in women’s couture in Dubai at the age of 20 when a French owned company brought her to the Gulf to design for the region’s Sheikhs’ wives and daughters. After 7 years in Dubai Camilla moved to London in 2000 to study the craft of shoe making where her eponymous shoe line took shape during her MA; Saks Fifth Avenue in the US bought her first collection while still a student.
Camilla was awarded Queen Elizabeth Scholar Award for Excellence in British Craftsmanship, London 2007, and voted Shoe Designer of the Year 2008 by public vote on Australia shoe blog Imelda. Camilla was nominated for Swarovski Emerging Talent-Accessories 2009 and for the Accessories Designer of the Year 2010 at the British Fashion Awards, and won the Accessories Designer of the Year award at ELLE Style Awards 2010.
In addition to own line, Camilla collaborated with British fashion house Matthew Williamson for 7 seasons (2005-2009), and continues to collaborate with some of fashion’s most directional and talked about designers.
Camilla Skovgaard shoes is embraced by fashion’s most influential editors and tastemakers.
Camilla lives and works out of London, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Camilla Skovgaard shoes are gaining recognition for their aesthetic fluid-edged style combined with high quality shoemaking. “Intelligent fashionista. Think Arne Jacobsen in couture” (The Times UK). Her emphasis is on form, materials and style rather than decoration. The combination of contrasting elements such as fluidity and severity, restraint and sophistication play an integral part in the character of her design.
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