The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers has named Barbara Fidler, a student at the London College of Fashion, National Footwear Student of the Year 2018. The award was open to footwear students at De Montfort University, University of Northampton, and London College of Fashion, which are the three British universities that specialize in footwear design. Students submitted portfolios of their designs for a pair of shoes. The work of 15 finalists was judged by a panel composed of Guy West, Atalanta Weller, Camilla Elphick, and chair Katie Greenyer, creative director of Pentland Brands.