Kimberley’s tailored success

Kimberley Megan Lawton, 22, a former Barnsley College student initially applied to study Art and Design at college as a hobby and has since progressed to gain a First Class Honours degree from London College of Fashion in BA Bespoke Tailoring and has won numerous awards.

Kimberley recently won the Shaftesbury Tailoring Award along with a bursary of £5000. She also won a sponsorship from a cloth company Scabal. She is now starting her career as Under Cutter at H Huntsman & Sons (bespoke tailors on Savile Row), after having previous experience at Richard James and Timothy Everest. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Glamour and Eclectic Magazine and has been used in a short films.

Kimberley said: “I couldn’t have achieved any of this without the support from Barnsley College. The teachers and support staff were amazing and made the course what it is with their passion and enthusiasm. The lessons and modules have been invaluable. I went to university with the knowledge of cutting and making and was then able to develop these further at university.”


Kay Conway, Art and Design Course Leader, added: “Kimberley is very talented and developed a passion for pattern cutting and fabrics. She thoroughly enjoyed the intricate detail of pattern cutting and challenged her skills by developing innovative design work. She was a pleasure to teach and displayed real determination to achieve her potential and her goals.”

Last updated: 19th December 2016

Originally posted on: 14th December 2016