Cut from the same cloth – Graduating Fashion Design student follows in predecessor’s footsteps

21 July 2021

Graduating BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Catie Macgregor was very recently selected as one of 18 finalists from across the country, for the esteemed Golden Shears 2021 awards.

The Golden Shears has been likened to the ‘Oscars’ of the tailoring world and is held every two years, where fashion students and apprentice tailors from all over the UK are able to showcase their creative and technical excellence, following rigorous judging from industry experts.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design student, Catie Macgregor has been recognised as one of the next generation of tailors by making it to the 18 finalists. She says:

“For the competition I had to submit an outfit made up of a lower and upper garment, technical pattern pieces and an illustration. My work was judged by technical judges who decided on which entries met their standards. I am really honoured to be selected as a finalist, especially since apprentices on Savile row who have been working on their entries for a long time are able to enter. My entry is actually my first piece of tailoring, which I had to complete alongside my graduate collection for final year.”

 Image: Technical illustration submission for Golden Shears 2021

Image: Final submission from Golden Shears awards film by Catriona Macgregor

This success follows on from BA (Hons) Fashion Design alumni student Taroneh Dorodi, who also reached the 2019 final with her work.

Image: Alumni BA (Hons) Textile student Taroneh Dorodi finalist entry for Golden Shears 2019

We look forward to hearing what is next for Catriona following her recent graduation from Leeds Arts University this summer, and wish her the best for her very bright future.