Sofia Ilmonen

Location: London

Sofia Ilmonen is a Finnish fashion designer and London College of Fashion Graduate based in London. Her interest in fashion design started young, from watching her mum making and sewing clothes. Sofia became fascinated in how a flat piece of material, that being anything that was available, can be creatively turned into a beautiful, 3D shape. Craftsmanship and handcrafting remain an important part of the design ethos. For Sofia, good design embraces femininity and is playful and fun and lasts for a lifetime. She loves and values the idea of favorite clothes which makes the wearer feel confortable yet confident and all this without forgetting ethical and sustainable values. Everything is created with love towads each unique piece and the nature.

Sofia was selected to showcase her collaborative graduate collection in the prestigious LCF Press show and was awarded for 'The Best Directional Use of Colour and Texture'. She was named 'Ones to Watch' by Wonderland Magazine and one of the '200 Emerging Designers' by Vogue Italia. Not Just a Label scouted Sofia to be one of the Black Sheep Designers and her work has also seen in British Vogue, Vogue Italia, I-D and Garage.