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Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

Cordwainers welcome new awards judges

Posted by: JHM Date: 22 May 2020

The Cordwainers National Footwear Student of the Year Awards 2020 are just two weeks away and we are delighted to announce the judging line-up.

The Company is proud that the prestigious awards competition is continuing despite the Covid-19 crisis. Our judges are figures who work at the heart of the international footwear design industry and we extend our thanks to them for their commitment to the talent and success of student footwear designers.

The winner of this year’s award will be announced on this website at 4pm on Thursday 4 June 2020.

Judging panel 2020

Chair of the Judging Panel, Cordwainer Liveryman and Creative Director at Pentland Brands Katie Greenyer said
“In these truly unprecedented times, unexpected opportunities have arisen out of the COVID 19 crisis. We are delighted by the generosity of footwear and fashion industry players who are sharing their expertise and knowledge more freely than ever before. This is a time when students need to be even more determined and resourceful, whether it’s exploring and joining discussions online or entering our competition. The Cordwainers National Footwear Student of the Year Awards give students the chance to demonstrate their abilities to key shoe industry players, including our prestigious judges.”

Michael Atmore
Editorial Director of Footwear News and Director of Brand Development for Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM)

Charlotte Olympia Dellal
International footwear and accessories designer

Beatrix Ong MBE
Cordwainer Freeman and luxury footwear and accessories designer

Joachim Sedelmeier
Cordwainer Freeman and
Head of Design, Shoes, at Paul Smith