The last of the 2017 UK regional competition heats took place yesterday at the iconic Fashion and Textile Museum amidst the inspiring vibrant, colourful patterns and prints of Josef Frank. Students from six institutions across the London region competed to represent the region at the forthcoming UK final in York and our thanks go to the judging panel of industry professionals who had the unenviable task of selecting a winner:
Designer – Kathy Lewiston
Colour Psychologist – Angela Wright
Graphic Designer – Eleanor Maclure
The judges congratulated participants who they felt had all demonstrated a passion for colour and innovative, sustainable design. In a closely fought competition, Beth Town, a Textiles for Fashion and Interiors undergraduate from the University for the Creative arts, Farnham was announced as the London champion for her design ‘Crafting a Greener World’, taking home a cash prize and a place in the next round at the UK final. Evangelina Rodriguez Gonzalo from the London College of Fashion and Jasmine Dawson a student of the Royal School of Needlework received well deserved ‘runners -up’ for their ‘amazing’ designs, whilst Carolina Torres from London Metropolitan University and Emily Willgress from Norwich University of the Arts were both ‘Highly Commended’ by the judging panel.
Many thanks to our dedicated judges, all participants, the SDC London Regional Committee and in particular to Chair, Sue Williams, who has worked tirelessly for the region and supported the design competition for many years.