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IPA 2015: Cordwainers Award winner Pentland Brands

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16 December 2015

LCF has a long standing relationship with Worshipful Company of Cordwainers and the support they and their members give our footwear and accessories students is immeasurable.  The variety of projects, work experience, talks and factory visits offered to the students give them a greater insight into and deeper understanding of the footwear and accessories industry.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the IPA 2015 Cordwainers Award is Pentland Brands Plc Berghaus, Boxfresh, Brasher, Butterfly Twist, Canterbury, Ellesse, Hunter, KangaROOS, Kickers, Lacoste Chaussures, Mitre, Prostar, Red or Dead, Speedo and Ted Baker Footwear. This year Pentland Brands  invited students to their head office to meet the design teams from some of their brands and hear their advice.

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LCF News spoke to The Pentland Brand’s Katie Greenyer to find out what working with students means to them.

It is a great honour for Pentland to win this award as it truly has been a real pleasure to work alongside the students, graduates and staff at London College of Fashion. The infectious enthusiasm for design makes the University a wonderful place for me to visit and be inspired. Working with graduates is always a mutually beneficial experience it’s not just about supporting young talent and offering placements but also for us to learn from them. The ideas and skills that they possess are always fresh and exciting. They often challenge the way we think and approach what we do.  who have worked closely with LCF for the past few years offering live projects, work placements and .

Kurt Geiger who have worked closely with LCF for the past few years offering live projects, work placements and scholarships, were highly commended in the Cordwainers Award as was The Dune Group. Daniel Rubin, CEO of the group told LCF News:

We are honoured to be commended in the LCF Industry Partner awards. Cordwainers is in a unique position as the leading footwear and accessories college in the UK. It is a privilege to work with Cordwainers and LCF to enhance the student experience and help them achieve their full potential.”

Thank you again to our Cordwainers partners and stayed tuned for more Industry Partner Award winners throughout the week.