Camilla Elphick is a young British shoe designer, whose feminine yet playful designs have garnered critical acclaim in just three seasons.
Camilla has worked under designers including Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster, Donna Karan, Paul Andrew and Charlotte Olympia. She attended Parsons, New York, and Cordwainers in London, and her graduate shoe collection, ‘So Bad It’s Good’ gained widespread attention from fashion editors with the ‘Pez’ shoe, prompting her to launch her eponymous label for SS15.
Handmade in Italy, Camilla’s designs are defined by a feminine yet playful aesthetic and focus on premium, ethically sourced materials and bespoke prints. Her signature silhouette features a sexy curve below the ankle, designed to elongate the leg.
The Camilla Elphick woman is discerning, feminine and playful, exemplified by fans of brand such as Alexa Chung, Leandra Medine, Chloe Moretz, Ellie Goulding, Maisie Williams and Ellie Bamber.
It was Camilla’s long-standing passion for shoes and firm belief that good shoes make a lasting first impression that prompted her to launch her namesake label. Camilla cites New York as a key source of inspiration. It was there she designed her first shoe, while she was studying at Parsons and living in an eclectic East Village apartment owned by Girls’ Jemima Kirke.
Camilla Elphick will also be showing in the Future British Showroom for London Fashion Week, September 2016.