Adele Williamson

2016 QEST Radcliffe Trust Apprentice - Bespoke Shoemaking
Northamptonshire

Adele enrolled at De Montfort University planning to become a designer, inspired by her mother, a leatherworker.  On graduating in 2016 she was named one of the UK’s top 15 young designers in the Cordwainers’ National Footwear Student of the Year Awards. She then began an internship at Tricker’s and after two months she began a three-year QEST Radcliffe Trust Apprenticeship in the bespoke shoemaking team under the tutelage of Scott McKee.  She was the first female apprentice ever to work in the company.

Adele now creates the majority of the brand’s bespoke orders. As part of Trickers’ 190th anniversary celebrations she made a bespoke pair of opera pumps for HRH The Prince of Wales. In 2020 she was listed in Drapers ’30 under 30’, a list that recognises top young individuals in the fashion industry, as well as being shortlisted for the ‘Bright Young Things’ Award in the Community Awards of Mayfair & St James’s.