Students from 12 universities across the country partnered with brands, including Topshop, Margaret Howell and Pringle, to create a wool jumper, made with the respective label’s aesthetic in mind. The final winners were chosen by judges – including Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International and managing director of Condé Nast Britain; Sheila-Mary Carruthers, knitwear specialist and tutor at Heriot Watt University; and Peter Ackroyd, chair of the International Wool Textile Organisation.
The final pieces are a diverse, but warming mix – think slouchy leopard prints, graphic bunny motifs and orange rope detailing. Some are more pared-down than others, the Margaret Howell collaboration has a more discreet, versatile feel, while the Folk entry is more of a statement piece. Eliot Moram from Middlesex University, who teamed up with Christopher Raeburn, has already seen her design worn by Cara Delevingne (pictured left).
Prices start at £39.50 for an M&S jumper, stretching to £445 for a Margaret Howell jumper.
See all the winning designs here.