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.