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LCF Cordwainers students win at the National Footwear Student Awards

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Published date 22 June 2015

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!

Image Credit: Mark Witter

Image Credit: Mark Witter

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.

Image Credit: Mark Witter

Image Credit: Mark Witter

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.

Image Credit: Mark Witter

Image Credit: Mark Witter

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.