Designer, Sophie Cranston, created Libelula in 2002 with the ambition to design clothes that flatter and fit all sizes. The philosophy of the label is a relaxed style combined with womanly elegance.
Cranston studied fashion design in Saville Row and Bellville Sassoon. In 1999 she won the Designer of the Year Award at Graduate Fashion Week, which was also won by legends such as John Galliano, Christopher Bailey and Alexander McQueen. Shortly after she began working for McQueen himself. In 2000 she set up Temperley with Alice Temperley. After two year, Cranston decided to follow her heart and went to Spain. The designer fashion label Libelula began in a small village in Andalucia.
The headquarters has since moved to the UK, and the label is now found all throughout the world. Libelula’s products are timeless with the excellent use of colour, exotic prints, extraordinary cuts and luxurious fabrics.
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was Libelula and since then it has been seen featured in the magazine ‘Brides’, ‘Vogue’ and ‘Tatler’, as well as Emma Watson wearing Libelula.