Camelia Skikos

Camelia Skikos is a conceptual fashion designer and illustration artist based in San Francisco.


After completing a degree in Art and Fashion Design at the University of Art in Iasi, Romania, Camelia Skikos moved to London where she further defined her fashion studies while working as a Fashion Illustrator and Designer for various British Brands. In 2003 she relocated to San Francisco where she accepted a position as a Head Designer at Levi Strauss and teaching at the Academy of Art University. While developing her own designs as a creative playground to explore new aesthetic boundaries Camelia is continuing to consult for other fashion and tech companies developing wearable technology & smart garments using interactive textile.


Camelia participated in solo and group exhibitions in Iasi, Bucharest, London, San Francisco & New York. Her work was featured in multiple publications such as Vogue, Elle, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Magazine, L’Officiel, WWD, etc.


Camelia Skikos’ design philosophy stems from a continuing fascination with the way garments can make an impact on our lives, based on the unconscious relations between the human being and the garments we wear.


Comprehending metaphysics of the form and its antipode, volumes and silhouettes, surfaces and voids, contours and texture, her designs come to dialogue with the human body resulting in multidimensional effects with a visual and tactile accumulation of contrasts. Fluid and constructed, delicate and strong, using contrasting materials, textures and colors her designs investigate the possible ways of rendering the concept of identity, alienation and the absurd.


Designing everything at her San Francisco studio, Camelia Skikos ideology stands for consciousness and humanity. All garments are made of cruelty-free materials. In an effort to maintain a small environmental footprint, the collections are manufactured locally in limited quantities and combine value with quality.