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Sophie Cranston

Career Path: Founder, Libelula
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After winning the Graduate Designer of the Year award at Graduate Fashion Week 1999, Sophie perfected her craft, working for the likes of Alexander McQueen and Alice Temperley. 

It was while working as a knitwear designer for big name Hong Kong designer Lu Lu Cheng in 2000, that Sophie met Temperley, and returned to the UK with her to set up her eponymous label. After 2 years she decided to follow her dreams and went to the South of Spain to learn Flamenco and Spanish and it was there in the village of Andalucia that Libelula (Dragonfly in Spanish) was born. 

As the label grew, Sophie moved the headquarters to England, and her designs can now be found in many leading boutiques around the country, and also internationally. Libelula is known for its in-house designed, vibrant prints and beautifully cut shapes, and the label now also offers wedding and bridesmaid dresses in their signature shapes and fabrics.

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