Sophia photographed above with Simon Bradbury, Dean of Arts, Design and Humanities and Sally Bowie, Pro Chancellor of De Montford University.
On Saturday 20th July 2019, Sophia Webster, shoe and accessories designer, received an Honorary Doctorate in Design from De Montford University.
The university awards honorary degrees to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their professional lives and who have made outstanding contributions to the intellectual, cultural and economic life of the nation.
Sophia has mentored DMU footwear designers over the years, encouraging them to pursue their careers within the fashion industry.
At SWHQ have supported many of the students from DMU through internships in our design studio and their output and attitude really speaks volumes for the quality of their education at #DMU!
In a motivating acceptance speech Sophia shared her personal vision to “be bold, be brave, believe” with the graduands as a schema for the next phase of their lives. Sophia called the students to relish the process of struggle that comes before achievement, just as the butterfly, her chosen insignia, transforms after a period of endeavour.
Huge congratulations to our Boss Lady and biggest inspiration;
Honorary Doctor of Design, Sophia Webster.