Emily Squires, an apprentice from Savile Row tailor Henry Poole, has scooped this year’s Golden Shears award for tailoring students and apprentices.
Squires impressed a panel of celebrity judges including actress Joanna Lumley, chef Raymond Blanc, Nick Hewer from BBC1 series The Apprentice, fashion journalist Hilary Alexander and fashion retailer Lloyd Johnson of Johnson & Johnson.
The winning design consisted of a navy velvet dress coat worn over a pair of formal trousers.
The final catwalk show was held at The Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London last night (March 18) where Squires was presented with her prize - a cheque and a set of Golden Shears - by model David Gandy.
The award is sponsored by the Merchant Taylors’ Company.