Runway Report: Sophia Webster

The world inside children’s books doesn’t always have to make sense: Insects can talk. Rugs can fly you to different dimensions. A bear can be best friends with a little boy. Sophie Webster knows it and she introduces us to her elegant world of florals, butterflies and clouds. Inspired by Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa, her collection is made up of intense and hyper colours combined with a dark edge. Step into Webster’s shoes and travel around wonderland.

Sophia Webster debuted her collection for SS2013 after working as design assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood and now walks on her own around London Fashion Week. Her signature style has developed and evolved into colourful, graphic and fun creations. She talks about butterfly-engineered heels, flatforms piled high with blooms and has introduced new styles to her range: ‘killer heels,’ jelly shoes, flat wedges and espadrilles.

Her fun, super girly, playful and feminine tone has made a quick impact on the fashion scene. “I just wanted to take that idea further really, using all sorts of insects and adding polka dots with their natural patterns,” she said. Appliqued flower garlands, embroidered patterns and neon bright accents are seen on both shoes and accessories. Sophia has created an innovative and classic collection using hand crafted techniques, fused with modern methods to produce a collection which is supremely one-of-a-kind.

About the Author

Julia Urgel is a journalist and producer based in Madrid who contributes to a multitude of magazines –Marie Claire México, Vanidades México, Gentleman Spain and writing about fashion, celebrities and beauty. With an MBA in fashion -and a future PhD in fashion too- she is a university proffesor at Centro Universitario Villanueva and director of the specialization course Wedding Event Planner. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @julia_urgel