Last week the Cordwainers National Footwear Student Awards ceremony was held at the V&A and LCF Cordwainers students took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!
Students from De Montfort University, the University of Northampton and UAL/LCF were invited to take part in a competition for the title of National Student Footwear Designer of the Year. Students all worked to the same brief and each university had to choose their top 5 to send to the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers as their entry in the competition.
The judging panel included Katie Greenyer (Pentland), Atalanta Weller (own label and Cordwainers alumna) and Guy West (partner in own business Jeffery West). The 5 finalists from each university were invited to attend and their competition submission was on show for the evening to 300 guests.
Jimmy Choo handed out the prizes to first place winner Ganna Domnich who won £5000, second place to Jack McNamara who won £3000, and third place to Lauren Betourney who won £1000 (all final year BA Hons Cordwainers Footwear).
Sponsoring the event were the three participating universities,Jeffery West, William Lamb, Joseph Cheaney, Start-Rite, Pentland, BFA ( British Footwear Association, Schuh, Church’s, Davy’s, Dune London.