Wednesday, May 5, 2010

UK heats of the SDC design competition

Image: Entry in the N England heat (design by Saarah Mughal)

The global heats in the
SDC International Design Competition 2010 - open to fashion and textile undergraduate students - are well underway. By the end of this week, the student who will be representing the UK at the grand final in October will be known. And by the end of next month, all the country finalists will be announced!

Over the past few months, competition heats have been held over the length and breadth of the UK and we are pleased to announce the regional winners and runners-up here. In regional alphabetical order:

Winner: Lauren Chiu, Central St Martins College of Art & Design
Runner-up#1: Rebecca Alexander, Chelsea College of Art & Design
Runner-up#2: Davjot Kaur Bamrah, London Met University

Winner: Kelly Taylor, De Montfort University
Runner-up#1: Emily Whitesmith, Loughborough University
Runner-up#2: Harriet Foster, Nottingham Trent University

Winner: Laura Dowey, University of Huddersfield

Winner: Sarah Finlay, Duncan of Jordanstone

Winner: Olivia Goss, Plymouth College of Art

Thanks to all the judges that have been involved thus far, as well as to all the SDC regional committtees for organising the heats, judging and the regional prizes.
Image: Entry in the Midlands heat (design by Emily Whitesmith)

As blogged last month (see
here), the UK final takes place in Nottingham within the next couple of days. On Thursday, the winners of all the regional heats will meet the judges, they will take part in the unique Akihiko Izukura's dyeing workshop on Friday morning, they will be exhibiting their work in front of SDC members and colour experts, and they will attend a reception where the UK winner will be announced on Friday evening. More news on the UK final, with images of all the finalists' work, soon!

by CMcN