The Company supports the tailors of the future with the bi-annual Golden Shears Contest. Tailoring students and apprentices from throughout the country vie for the coveted Golden Shears awards, with prizes totalling £7,500.
Each entrant makes a tailored outfit for first stage judging by top bespoke tailors. Marks are awarded for technical skill – design, cutting and tailoring.
The 25 entrants with the highest marks go forward to the gala catwalk show at Merchant Taylors’ Hall. At this prestigious event finalists’ garments are shown by professional catwalk models to an audience from the City, fashion, tailoring and education worlds. A panel of five VIP judges mark the garments for style.
This years Golden Shears Award saw Riki Brockman take home 1st prize
Over 120 people came to the hall in March to enjoy our third Freeman Dinner. The pavilion allowed for the drinks reception to be held outside in the courtyard garden.
On the 5th of March 2016 The Merchant Taylors’ Company brought together all of its associated schools from across the UK for a one-night only school concert.
Each school showcased the best of their musical talent with a selection of both classical and modern music before uniting for a mass orchestral and choral piece – Giacomo Puccini’s Missa di Gloria.
Please click here for a video montage of the highlights of the evening.