Honorary Degree for SDC member Professor James Keaton (MBE)

Liverpool Hope University has awarded Professor James Keaton (MBE) a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) in celebration of his contribution to Liverpool and its universities. Professor Keaton is a past-President of SDC as well as an Honorary Member and recipient of both Gold and Silver medals. Professor Keaton, who was educated at St Edwards College, Liverpool, […]

Winner of 2016 SDC International Design Competition Announced


We are delighted to announce that Laura Ensinger, a Textiles with Surface Design graduate from the University of Hudderfield is the global winner of the 2016 International Design Competition. Laura swept to victory at the prestigious Grand Final held at the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai earlier today, taking home a cash prize of […]

Worshipful Company of Dyers visit Perkin House

United Kingdom

On Monday 24th October, SDC was delighted to welcome a number of visitors from the Worshipful Company of Dyers, including Prime Warden Angus Macpherson, Renter Warden Gerald Rothwell and Russell Vaizey. The group were welcomed by SDC staff headed by Technical Director Andrew Filarowski, SDC President Trevor Larkins along with Honorary Officers and Chair of […]

Riddhi Wins Indian Heat


Riddhi Majithia, a student of B D Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology is celebrating her success at the 2016 Indian Heat of the International Design Competition where she was awarded first place. The judging, held earlier this month at the Hilton International Hotel, Mumbai attracted a great response from colleges across India.  Riddhi, […]

Habiba Wins Pakistan Heat


Habiba Ishtiaq, a fashion design student of GIFT University, Gujranwala has secured her place at the Grand Final of the 2016 International Design Competition to represent Pakistan. Habiba’s design entitled ‘My Choice…Go Green, Live Ahead’ earned her first place at the Pakistan heat of the competition which was held at Fashion Era Institute of Art […]

Success For BGMEA Student


Rafia Akter Munia, a student of BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology has plenty to celebrate after being pronounced the winner of the Bangladesh heat of the 2016 SDC International Design Competition. Expert judges from the fashion and textile industry viewed the work of just ten finalists selected from the entries submitted for the first […]

Huiqin Celebrates Success at China Heat


Huge congratulations go to Miss Huiqin Huang, a student from the Department of Fashion, Huizhou University who impressed the judges at the Chinese heat of the International Design Competition to scoop first place with  her design ‘Dream – Plant Colour’.  The recent heat, kindly hosted by Huizhou University saw over fifty entries from eight universities […]

Kelvin Takes First Place

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University situated in the heart of Kowloon was the venue for the the Hong Kong heat of the 2016 SDC International Design Competition held on 5th September.  Five institutions from across Hong Kong participated in the heat, Clothing Industry Training Authority, The Hong Kong Design Institute, The Technological and Higher Education […]

South Africa Finalist Announced

South Africa

Kristen Ristow is heading for Shanghai after winning the South African heat of the International Design Competition 2016.  Kristen, a fashion design student from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University was awarded first place for her entry ‘Spirit’– her personal outlook on social segregation within South Africa.  Kristen comments: I am absolutely thrilled!  It is honestly such […]

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