Glove design competition winners announced

17 May 2007

The British Glove Association, in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Glovers, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 Glove Design Competition. Category 1 - Design a glove for a member of the Royal Family Winner - Elizabeth Foicik - College of West Anglia (Isle Campus) Runner Up - Natasha Osborne - Sheffield College Category 2 - Design a pair of Ladies' or Men's leather or fabric and leather gloves for a particular winter sport or activity Winner - Amy Fleuriot - London College of Fashion Runner up - Ms Jo Ling - Colchester School of Art Category 3 - Design a pair of Ladies' or Men's Fashion gloves for Aut/Wint 07 Winner - Hannah Moreton - DeMontfort University Runner up - Ms Aime Newell - Colchester School of Art Dents Prize - The Most Commercial Design Winner - Ms Margaret Quon - Oxford & Cherwell Valley College The Silver Salver, which is awarded to the college judged to have contributed the best series of designs, has been awarded to Colchester School of Art. The judges were all impressed by the ideas of one of the designs, and decided to award a 'Judges Choice for Innovation' certificate to Aimi MacKay of Grays School of Art at the Robert Gordon University. The competition has now been running since 1975. Its purpose is to encourage students to create practical yet original glove designs. The judges look for designs that show a commercial aspect in respect of the ease of manufacture and sell-ability. The Worshipful Company of Glovers is one of the ancient livery companies that once controlled and regulated their craft in the City of London. Nowadays, whilst continuing to retain strong links with their original trades, they are active in maintaining the traditions of the City and support education and charities in the wider community.

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