Designed by Sophie Cranston, Libelula is fast becoming the label to watch.
Cranston studied fashion design and honed her skills in the backrooms in Saville Row and Bellville Sassoon. She then won the prestigious Designer of the Year Award at Graduate Fashion Week in 1999, an accolade shared with such luminaries as John Galliano, Christopher Bailey and Alexander McQueen. She then went on to work for McQueen himself, and next set up Temperley in 2000 with Alice Temperley. After 2 years she decided to follow her dreams and went to the South of Spain to learn Flamenco and Spanish and it was here in a small white washed village in Andalucia that Libelula (Dragonfly in Spanish) was born.
As the label grew it made more sense to move the headquarters to the UK and it can now be found in many of the leading boutiques around the country, and also internationally. Cranston's eclectic explosion of a studio is based in Hampshire and she now juggles dresses with motherhood and family life.
Libelula is fast becoming known for its in-house designed, vibrant prints and beautifully cut, timeless and flattering shapes that together with Cranston’s innate sense of color and use of luxurious fabrics create clothes to treasure for a lifetime. Once you have discovered and fallen in love with Libelula you will be smitten forever.
Libelula now also offers wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses in their signature shapes and fabrics.