After moving to Paris in her teens to study haute couture, at the age of 20 Dutch designer Camilla Skovgaard was sent to Dubai to design for the Gulf Sheikhs' wives and daughters. It was here Skovgaard first connected with shoe design. She spent seven years in Dubai before moving to London in 2000 to attend Cordwainers College and later the Royal College of Art. Since graduating in 2006, Skovgaard has collaborated with Matthew Williamson, Emilio Pucci, Aminka Wilmont, and Jens Laugesen. In addition to abundant press coverage, her shoes have won several awards for their innovative aesthetic and craftsmanship.