Two weeks today, the winner of the SDC global design competition 2009 will be announced in India. All 10 finalists will travel to Goa, representating their country in the grand final. In line with the rules of the competition, the host country may put forward a finalist from each of its SDC regions, with both Mumbai and Tirupur being represented. Let us introduce the finalists and their work!
Angelina Anderson, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute
Nabil Hasan Khan, BGMEA Institiute of Fashion and Technology
XiYue Zhao, Jiangnan University
Wong Chau-Hung (Denise), Hong Kong Design Institute
Bijal Vora, Nirmala Niketan College
C S Balajee, PSG College of Technology
Nadia Munir Khan, Iqra University
Moipone Qekisi, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Technikon
Nancy Taplin, Colchester School of Art and Design
Erika Neumayer, Dominican University in Chicago
For the first time in the history of SDC global design competitions, the brief has called for more than a creative use of colour. This year, students from regions around the world were also invited to incorporate sustainable thinking into their fashion or textile designs. Encouragingly, the designers of tomorrow took on this challenge with vigour – with evidence that many of the students are indeed clued up in terms of sustainability with some bright, new ideas being proposed.
On 25 June, each of the finalists will have the opportunity to meet with the panel of judges and have a chance to convince them that their approach to colour and sustainability is worthy of the accolade, the SDC Colour Design Award 2009. The global winner will be announced at the awards dinner on 26 June and will receive £1000 and the Veronica Bell Trophy (pictured).