British luxury accessories designer Sophia Webster founded her eponymous label in 2012, and has become internationally renowned for combining feminine design with a sophisticated approach. A graduate from the distinguished Cordwainers College and The Royal College of Art, she debuted her first collection for Spring/Summer 2013. Today, with a growing and devoted global customer base her products can be found in leading department stores and specialty retailers worldwide.
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 NEWGEN Award for her first 3 consecutive seasons. She also won the coveted BFC Vogue Fashion Fund in 2016, becoming the second shoe designer in history to receive this prestigious prize. Immediately following her graduation from the Royal College of Art, Sophia was appointed as Assistant Designer to Nicholas Kirkwood.
With a background in Fine Art, her designs are all hand-drawn and conceptualised within the company headquarters in East London. She proves her commercial viability through the diverse selection of styles on offer; heels are offered in a range of heights, and flats, espadrilles and sneakers are available as an alternative for a more casual style. Her instantly recognisable design aesthetic has now expanded to include Children, Bridal and Handbag ranges.
The Sophia Webster flagship retail store was opened in 2016, on Mayfair's Mount Street. A unique retail design space that translates her signature brand codes into a bricks and mortar reality, the interior boasts bespoke furniture in Sophia's chosen colour palette and cleverly combines details from her cult footwear collections. The store complements the already established but expanding Ecommerce business, which alongside a loyal global social media following of over 1m, works in unison to provide a seamless customer experience.