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Welcome to the Cordwainers Footwear Awards

Since 2014, the Cordwainers Footwear Awards have been open to students of the three undergraduate footwear design courses in the UK: at De Montfort University, the University of Northampton and London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London.

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The 2021 winners and highlights of their portfolios are here.

The awards embody the Company’s core purpose, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to supporting both the footwear industry and student footwear designers.

“There has never been a more important time to support new ideas and new talent. The world has changed so dramatically over the past year and it’s crucial to help boost the fortunes of the next generation who will design our future.”

(Michael Atmore, Editorial Director of Footwear News and member of the Judging Panel)

The winners of the 2021 Cordwainers Footwear Awards will be announced by Katie Greenyer on 10 June at 4pm through a live stream on the @worshipfulcordwainers Instagram account.

The Judges

Chair of the judging panel Liveryman Katie Greenyer is Creative Director of Pentland Brands.

She is joined by:

Michael Atmore, editorial Director of Footwear News

Charlotte Olympia Dellal, international footwear and accessories designer

Freeman Beatrix Ong MBE, luxury footwear and accessories designer

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

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