Camilla Skovgaard

2006 QEST Scholar - Women's Footwear Design

Camilla is a designer from Denmark. She began her career in women’s couture in Dubai at the age of 20, before moving to London in 2000 to study the craft of shoe making.  She gained a BA (Hons) and MA in footwear design and product development from Cordwainers College (2003) and the Royal College of Art (2006).  QEST funding enabled her to take up a 12-month position as Practitioner in Residence in Cordwaining at the London College of Fashion.

Camilla was headhunted by British fashion label Matthew Williamson to work on design and production and also established her own label, designing high fashion shoes, sandals and boots. She gained many celebrity fans and won the Accessories Designer of the Year award at ELLE Style Awards 2010 and Accessories Designer of the Year award at DANSK Fashion Awards in June 2011.