Sofia Dourvari is a Greek designer who moved to the UK in 2000. In 2001 Sofia attended Salford University and studied for a BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN then a Postgraduate Diploma in Textile Technology. In 2007 Sofia won Best Designer at an International Student Festival for best creative designs. Her Mediterranean roots heavily influence Sofia’s designs. Her philosophy is to create elegant feminine designs that are creative and unusual and suitable for a wide range of occasions, from parties, galas and events, to weddings and formal dinners and even for the office. She likes to create timeless designs suitable for ladies of any age, using structure and colour to emphasize the woman’s shape.
Her passion for fashion design started when she was only five years old. Influenced by theatrical costumes and corseted dresses initially she soon moved onto more modern shapes. She always wanted to design clothes that flatter the female figure. As Sofia was brought up in Greece, her designs are heavily influenced by Mediterranean styles as well as elements of Greek architecture. Not afraid of colour Sofia uses it where possible and likes to add intricate details to garments to make them truly unique to the wearer. Her signature elements include fishtails, ruffles and gathers, flowing pieces, low back scoops and back details. Sofia has shown at Manchester Fashion Week, Birmingham Fashion Week and London Fashion Week including her much publicised show in February 2014 with British Supermodel Sophie Anderton opening and closing the show.