Golden Shears Awards 2017 | Awards Photography London
London. March 2017. The Golden Shears Awards 2017, held at the stunning Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Threadneedle Street, London.
It was in 1974 that Robert Bright, the then President of the Federation of Merchant Tailors, founded the Golden Shears Competition for the best tailor in the UK. He received the support of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors who asked him to design the trophy.
That trophy, a pair of traditional cutting shears mounted on mahogany, was last night handed over to Riki Brockman. It was a fabulous evening where talent and tailoring merged into one.
Riki competed alongside other tailoring students who were judged by leading experts in the industry, including Brigitte Stepputtis, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood; Antonia Ede, founder of Montague Ede; and Philip Parker of Henry Poole. They were joined by guest judges from the world of fashion; David Gandy, Jodie Kidd, Oliver Spencer, and UK director Joe Wright.
Here are a few highlights from the night’s show. The whole collection can be found over at Pinterest.