British designer Sophia Webster is ready to take her luxury shoe business to the next level. The already famous shoe designer has been named the winner of 2016 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund and receives a £200,000 grant for development of the brand. The luxury footwear designer beat off competition from nominees Emilia Wickstead, Mother of Pearl, Osman and Prism.
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Banks, and Naomie Harris are some of the celebrities wearing Sophia Webster’s colorful sandals, stilettos and sneakers.
“Sophia Webster is a great winner for this year’s award,” said Alexandra Shulman OBE, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. “The brand encapsulates all the originality and creativity that British fashion is known for while Sophia and her team have pursued a clear vision with drive and professionalism.”
Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, added: “Sophia has an amazing ability to turn accessories into masterpieces and we are thrilled to support her at an exciting time of growth.”