Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Colour design competition 2008 - grand final

The final of the SDC global design competition took place in Bradford just over a week ago - and what an inspirational event that was! At the awards dinner on the 'Day of Celebration', the winner was announced as Danielle Lewis from Colchester Institute (pictured). This dinner was a colourful culmination of two days that the 13 finalists had spent with each other and with the SDC in Bradford.

We will be detailing elsewhere more about how each of the students - all winners of their regional heats - made it through to the grand final, but for now we wanted to share their designs with you!

UK (London Region): Danielle Lewis
Colchester Institute
'Get behind me Satan'

St George TAFE School of Fashion, Sydney
'Birds of paradise'

UK (Scottish Region): Lynsey Henderson
Edinburgh College of Art
'The multi-coloured world of Prokievs'

HONG KONG: Yau Yim-Fun (Natalie)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
INDIA: Neha Aneja
Pearl Academy of Fashion
'Natural beauty'

SOUTH AFRICA: Chantelle Bekker
Tshwane University of Technology
'Urban nature'

UK (N Ireland Region): Lyndsey Bell
University of Ulster
'Eastern aura'

Faisalabad Institute of Textile and Fashion Design
'Ethnic modernity'
UK (N England Region): Laura Reid
University of Huddersfield
'Back in Black'

SRI LANKA: R P E Bandara
University of Moratuwa
'Rhythmic rough'

UK (Midlands Region): Emily Scholes
Nottingham Trent University
'Moments of colour'

USA: Casey Bianco
Virginia Commonwealth University
'Natural beauty'

UK (W England / S Wales Region): Anna Wilkinson
Winchester School of Art
'Son Mélange Délabré'
Thanks to all the students for being so brilliant - and to the judges too! Talking of which, let's have one closing shot . . .

by CMcN

Monday, April 28, 2008

Welcome . . .

. . . to this, the first post of the all-new SDC colour blog -
a blog which is destined to be a place to cogitate about colour and to share news, stories and ideas about all aspects of colour.

Such a blog has been on the cards for some time now but we were finally inspired to get this up and running thanks to Sue Williams. Sue is the new president of the SDC and since she took office - just over one week ago - during a true 'Day of Celebration' (more of that in subsequent posts) - she has been keeping her own blog. And we wanted one too. So here it is!

Who will read this blog? We hope all users of our other websites - such as ColourClick and the recent online design journal Colour: Design & Creativity - as well as all the students and staff at our many patron colleges around the world. Basically, we hope, just about anyone interested in colour.
by CMcN