The Leathersellers’ Company

Announcing the 2017 Leathersellers’ Fashion Award winners….

As we approach the end of the academic year we enter awards season. The charitable fund are directly funding a Leathersellers Designer of the Year Award at three leading Universities for Fashion: London College of Fashion, De Montfort University and University of Northampton. Rachel Doerk is The Leathersellers’ LCF Designer of the Year 2017 and received her trophy from Rachael Dove and William Tusting. Sophie Wellborn is the Leathersellers’ DMU Designer of the Year 2017 for her plaited leather Contour designs inspired by the Burj Khalifa. Sharon Mensah in the Leathersellers’ UoN Designer of the Year 2017 and received her award from Martin Pebody and William Tusting. Many thanks to Martin, William, Mike Bradly Russell and Geoff Russell-Jones who between them judged all three awards.

Examples of work from all the winning designers will be on display at Leathersellers Hall for the next year.

The award winning designs from Sophie Wellborn, Leathersellers’ DMU Designer of the Year 2017

Rachel Doerk, London College of Fashion Leathersellers’ Winner 2017

Sharon Mensah, winner of the 2017 University of Northampton Fashion School Leathersellers’ Award

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