Thursday 16 November, 2017
The Leopard Awards at Goldsmiths’ Hall
The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to have supported the inaugural Leopard Awards gala on Wednesday 15 November. Staged at Goldsmiths’ Hall and presided over by comedian and presenter Alexander Armstrong, the ceremony celebrated the wonder and desire that jewellery inspires in film, fashion and art.
The Leopard Awards gala was organised by The London Leopards, a like-minded group of British designers and jewellery professionals — Solange Azagury-Partridge, Shaun Leane, Susan Farmer, Theo Fennell, Stephen Webster and Carol Woolton — with a view to draw attention to the creativity and craftsmanship of British jewellery.
The Victoria and Albert Museum won The Leopard Award for Jewellery in the Arts; Daphne Guinness won The Leopard Jewellery in Fashion Award; Sir Elton John CBE won The Leopard Legend Award; and hit Netflix series, The Crown, won The Leopard Award for Jewellery on Screen.
During the course of the evening, The Leopards announced a new mentorship programme with the Prince’s Trust in which young craftspeople and budding jewellery designers will be awarded the opportunity to train in the workshops and studio of The London Leopards.
The Leopard brief given to young designers supported by the Prince’s Trust, was to design a piece of jewellery inspired by the spirit of London. The wining designs by Louis Browning, Katherine Anderson, Mollie Rose Hemming and Hannah Jackson will be produced under the guidance of The Leopards and sold in their own stores and boutiques. Proceeds from sales will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.