To mark The Golden Shears Final 2021, The Pollen Estate is delighted to announce a three week-long exhibition in which visitors will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the next generation of tailors in the UK. Commencing on July 26th at The Service, 32 Savile Row, visitors to the street will be taken through all of the 2021 finalists pieces as well as Golden Shears archive entrants and winners.
Dedicated to showcasing and promoting the best young creative and technical talent in tailoring, Golden Shears takes place every two years showcasing entrants creative and technical excellence with a catwalk show in The Merchant Taylor’s Hall. Due to the pandemic, this year took a different format with a specially commissioned film being released on the Golden Shears website.
All entries were carefully scrutinized by a panel of expert Technical Judges, including Brigitte Stepputtis (Global Head of Couture, Vivienne Westwood), Joe Morgan (Head Cutter, Chittleborough & Morgan) and Davide Taub (Head Cutter, Gieves & Hawkes) among others. From over a hundred entries, twenty four are selected on technical merit to go through to the final and be judged by a celebrity style panel awarding three trophies on the night. Following this round of technical judging, marks are carried into the final where a panel of Style Judges determine the three winning entries. Style Judges included Daisy Knatchbull (Founder, The Deck, London) Lilah Parsons (Arts and Entertainment Presenter) and Dave Berry (TV and Radio Presenter) among others.
The Service at 32 Savile Row will now host the final creations, giving an opportunity for members of the public to draw back the curtain on the revered Golden Shears award and immerse themselves into entrants interpretation of design, accuracy of cutting and craft tailoring skills.
The exhibition is now open at The Service, 32 Savile Row and will be open to members of the public through to Monday 16th August. 8AM to 4PM Mon- Fri 9:30AM – 4PM Sat.