‘Athena’ laser-cut butterfly-inspired thigh-high sandal boot
About Sophia Webster
Sophia Webster – Sophia Webster worked as a design assistant for Nicholas Kirkwood, before she reveiled her first spring summer 2013 collection. Sophia was a graduate of the specialised MA footwear course at the Royal College of Art and the BA degree at the renowned Cordwainers College.
Her academic career was highlighted by many awards, including the Cordwainers at London College of Fashion Award of Excellence (2008), the Drapers Student Footwear Designer of the Year Award (2009) and the Browns Shoe Designer Award (2010). Sophia was applauded for developing a commercially viable and unique aesthetic, incorporating feminine designs with a sophisticated and modern approach. Immediately following her graduation from the Royal College of Art, Sophia was appointed the role of assistant designer to Nicholas Kirkwood.
Sophia Webster was awarded the Conde Nast Footwear New Emerging Designer of the Year award for 2012 and has been given the prestigious New Gen Award, for the third consecutive season, by the British Fashion Council for her forthcoming SS2014 collection.
“My customer is someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously, is colourful and likes to have fun with what she wears,” Webster says. “She expresses her personality through her shoes.”
In person, Webster seems the opposite of the woman she designs for – quiet and understated. She admits to being nervous – her recent visit to Hong Kong marked her first official public appearance since she launched her label.
Learn more about Sophia and the collection at sophiawebster.com