Danish-born Camilla Skovgaard is a BA and MA graduate in footwear design and product development from Cordwainers College (2003) and the Royal College of Art (2006) in London. She found success directly out of her MA course, when Saks Fifth Avenue ordered her first collection while Skovgaard was still a student. She is known for bold, innovative, and sometimes erotic footwear that aim to explore the lines between elegance and brutality. Dismissing embellishment, Skovgaard places emphasis on ergonomics looking at form, fabrication and style.
She has been honoured with the Queen Elizabeth Scholar Award for Excellence in British Craftsmanship in 2007 and nominated for Accessories Designer of the Year at the 2010 British Fashion Awards. Her clientele include international fashion editors as well as celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, and Kristen Stewart. Her pieces are currently sold in 176 locations in 33 countries, including Harvey Nichols London, Symphony Dubai, Joyce Hong Kong, and Net-a-porter.com.