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LCF footwear and accessories students design new collections for Tommy Hilfiger

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Published date
31 March 2014

Kay Whitehouse, BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Innovation

Last week, Tommy Hilfiger visited LCF to announce three student winners of their ‘Heartland’ brief which asked the young designers to create footwear and accessories collections for SS15.

The second year students worked for a term on the industry brief, with the winners securing internships with the renowned fashion label in Amsterdam.

Kay Whitehouse and Laura Thomas, BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Innovation, were joint winners with their footwear collections. Louise Mahoney, BA (Hons) Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories: Product Design and Innovation, clinched the prize with her ready to wear accessories collection.

The Tommy Hilfiger team spoke about the high standard of work produced by all the students, commenting that the competition had presented them with a tough choice when trying to find a winner.

Students responded to themes drawn out of American landscapes – the lakes of Michigan, the deserts of Texas and the pastures of Colorado – in order to create sketchbooks, designs, product strategies, and prototypes.