Sanky's sartorial spirit

Diary hears most of the hard work behind the preparations for the D&AD Awards last week went into getting the outgoing D&AD president, Simon "Sanky" Sankarayya, just the right pair of shoes to wear on the night.

Apparently, he spent six months looking for a pair in the correct shade of yellow. He sent off loads of colour samples to a shoemaker and spent an inordinate amount of money on his pair of bespoke canary coloured shoes. Although he now has the perfect match for his Pencils, it's doubtful he'll get to wear them too often, unless his next job is as a children's TV presenter.