Presented at an awards dinner in London last week by shoe designer Jimmy Choo, Kirkum was named the winner after impressing a judging panel chaired by Katie Greenyer, creative director at Pentland plc with her shoe design. Helen was awarded £5,000 in prize money.
The new award marks the first time the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, one of London’s oldest livery companies with roots in shoemaking and fine leather work, has spearheaded a national award. The accolade called on footwear students from De Montfort University, University of Northampton, and University of the Arts to design a pair of shoes.
More information on the event and award can be found here.