Born in Denmark, Camilla Skovgaard began her career in women's couture in Dubai at the age of 20 when a French owned company brought her to the Gulf to design for the region's Sheikhs' wives and daughters. After 7 years in Dubai, Camilla discovered she was more excited about shoes and in 2000 moved to London to study the craft of shoe making. Her eponymous shoe line was purchased by Saks Fifth Avenue in the US while she was still a student.
Camilla was awarded Queen Elizabeth Scholar Award for Excellence in British Craftsmanship, London 2007, Award for Excellence in Footwear, LCF London 2003 and voted Shoe Designer of the Year 2008 by public vote on Australia's shoe blog Imelda. Her shoes can be seen in exhibition SHOES at Maison du Danemark on Champs-Elysees in Paris 2 Sep-3 Oct 2009.
In addition to own line, Camilla collaborated with British fashion house Matthew Williamson, for whom she was appointed shoe designer in 2005, for the 7 seasons showing at New York Fashion Week, and continues to collaborate with some of fashion's most directional and talked-about designers.
Camilla Skovgaard shoes are gaining recognition for their aesthetic, fluid-edged style combined with high-quality shoemaking. Her emphasis is on form, materials, composition and style rather than decoration. The combination of contrasting elements such as fluidity and severity, restraint and sophistication play an integral part in the character of her design.
Camilla Skovgaard shoes have attracted significant coverage in leading International media and is embraced by fashion's most influential editors and tastemakers including but not limited to Halle Berry and HRH Princesses Marie-Chantal of Greece. Camilla Skovgaard shoes currently has a customer portfolio which includes 55 prestigious wholesale accounts in 18 countries, which include locations in the US, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. Camilla lives and works out of London, New York and Hong Kong.