Designer Spotlight: Sophia Webster
Sophia Webster is a British accessories designer, known for her unique feminine designs who founded her own label in 2012. Webster studied art and sculpture at Camberwell College of Arts and went on to complete her training at Cordwainers College and The Royal College of Art after realizing she wanted to create shoes. Webster worked as an apprentice with designer Nicholas Kirkwood before branching out on her own.
As an independent designer, Webster has won awards such as Emerging Footwear Designer of the Year (2013) by Conde Nast Footwear News, British Fashion Award for Emerging Accessories Designer (2013), and was named one of the “Seven Scarily Talented Designers” in 2014 to watch who represented the future of British fashion by Marie Claire.
Most recently, Webster received the BFC Vogue Fashion Fund Award (a fund which supports up and coming British designers with financial support in addition to mentoring from individuals in the industry). As of this past September, you can find her unique accessories at over 200 retailers. Be warned, as beautiful as Ms. Webster’s designs are- your orthotics will not be fitting into them. Fashion and beauty has its price!