CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER
British luxury accessories designer Sophia Webster founded her eponymous label in 2012. A graduate from the distinguished Cordwainers College and The Royal College of Art, Sophia debuted her first collection for Spring/Summer 2013, becoming internationally renowned for combining feminine design with a sophisticated approach.
Sophia was awarded the Conde Nast Footwear Emerging Designer of the Year 2012, the British Fashion Award for Emerging Accessories Designer 2013, and the British Fashion Council’s New Gen Award for her first 3 consecutive seasons. She also won the coveted BFC Vogue Fashion Fund in 2016, becoming the first female shoe designer in history to receive this prestigious prize.
With a background in Fine Art, Sophia’s designs are all hand-drawn and conceptualised from her design studio at Sophia Webster HQ in East London. The brands instantly recognisable design aesthetic today consists of an extensive footwear offering as well as seasonal Bridal, Handbag and ‘Mini’ kids footwear ranges.
As an early adopter of all things digital, Sophia launched the first Sophia Webster store with her ecommerce flagship in 2013, alongside the introduction of her ever-growing social platforms. This followed with two London stores on Mayfair’s, Mount Street in 2016 and most recently Sloane Avenue, Chelsea in summer 2018, creating an intimate experiential space where customers can explore the products and step inside the brands shareable universe. Combined with international shop in shops, a presence in leading department stores and speciality retailers worldwide, all working in unison to bring her accessory collections to a global audience.