Camilla Skovgaard – Pre-Fall ’10

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 discovered she was more excited about shoes and in 2000 moved to London to study the craft of shoe making. Her eponymous shoe line took shape when she met Italian contacts in high-end shoe manufacturing 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, Award for Excellence in Footwear, LCF London 2003 and voted ?Shoe Designer of the Year 2008? by public vote on Australia shoe blog Imelda. Her shoes can be seen in exhibition ?SHOES? at Maison du Danemark on Champs-Elysees in Paris 2 Sep-3 Oct 2009.

In addition to own line, Camilla collaborated with British fashion house Matthew Williamson, for whom she was appointed shoe designer in 2005, for the past 7 seasons showing at New York Fashion Week, and continues to collaborate with some of fashion?s most directional and talked about designers for SS10.

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, composition 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.

CAMILLA SKOVGAARD shoes have attracted significant coverage in leading International media and is embraced by fashion?s most influential editors and tastemakers including but not limited to Halle Berry and HRH Princesses Marie-Chantal of Greece. CAMILLA SKOVGAARD shoes currently has a customer portfolio which includes 55 prestigious wholesale accounts in 18 countries, which include locations in the US, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. Camilla lives and works out of London, New York and Hong Kong.

See more @ Camilla Skovgaard

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