Cobbler Camilla Skovgaard

Hailed by the Times as representing the cr'­¥ de la cr'­¥ of the next generation of footwear designers Camilla Skovgaard introduces her Spring Summer 2005 line.

Camilla Skovgaard graduated in 2003 with a First Class Honours degree in Footwear Design, Marketing and Product Development from the acclaimed Cordwainers College, alma mater of Jimmy Choo and Patrick Cox, in London UK.  Prior to formal training as a cobbler Camilla worked in the Gulf Arab luxury market for seven years designing couture garments for the Sheikh families.



During her time at Cordwainers Camilla has won a number of prestigious awards and prizes, all of which recognise her high level of achievement. In her first year Jimmy Choo presented her with an award, in her second year she won the Cordwainers Innovation in Fashion Award; plus the World City Fashion, Museum of London and Asprey & Garrad Best Shoe Design Award. She followed this in her final year with the London College of Fashion Award for Excellence in Footwear 2003 and Footwear UK Young Designer of the Season Award. Camilla has also forged a number of high fashion industry collaborations including SAGA furs, beading and embroidery specialists and the exclusive fashion retail emporium Villa Moda in Kuwait.

Earlier this year Camilla was handpicked for an article in the Times representing the cr'­¥ de la cr'­¥ of the next generation of footwear designers, also UK Vogue has listed Camilla as a name to watch out for. This spring Camilla teamed up with a top Italian shoe manufacturer in Venice to produce her first shoe line, Spring Summer 2005, for a select top end market. It goes without saying that product quality and service is among the best. The line is small and chic, eight models - each in two colour ways totalling in sixteen shoes using top of the range Italian kid leathers and materials. Heel heights are at a dressy 95-100mm with one model a flat slip-in sandal for more laid back dressy wear. Camilla is a stout believer in shape and much attention goes toward developing last shapes of which there are no other identical matches.

Product design is aimed to serve women that demand a more mature distinctive style, seduction and quality. Women that are highly educated in brands as much as they are in current affairs, they form a new customer culture who wants to define luxury on their own terms, and form emotional bonds with what they wear. Camilla Skovgaard is driven by style and form aesthetics rather than short-lived fashion trends and reckons good design to be nearly invisible to the naked eye because it is judged on how it feels, how it fits, how it makes you move, it is attributes such as these that define Camilla Skovgaard.

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