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.
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)
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