The Duke of Edinburgh's Designer's Prize.
Design Council Awards 1986.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Designer's Prize is awarded annually. It is the supreme accolade for design in British industry...The Duke of Edinburgh chairs a selection panel made up of the chairmen of the seven Design Council Awards judging panels. The prize is given to the designer of one of the award winning products in the current year who, in the panel's opinion, has made the greatest contribution to design. This year the prize has gone to Patricia Roberts for her outstanding achievement as a designer. Her original approach to design has brought a virtual revolution to the knitwear industry. In the early 1970's, when she embarked upon her career, the range of yarns and patterns available to the handknitter was strictly limited. Her intricate patterns and sumptuous yarns have dramatically enlarged the scope for both the professional and the amateur knitter... Customers can either buy ready made garments or they can order kits of patterns and the yarns and make the garments at home... This prize is all the more notable since it has never before been awarded to a clothing designer.' Design Council Awards 1986
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