The 2017 International Design Competition is really heating up as the first of the international finalists was announced on 19th May at our annual Day of Celebration. Huge congratulations to Textiles Innovation & Design student Rosie Moorman of Loughborough University, who took first place at the UK final and will represent the UK at the next stage of the competition, the prestigious Grand Final to be held in Sri Lanka later this year. Rosie’s winning ‘Design for a Circular Economy‘ ‘Hinterland’ was selected by the judges for its “distinctive colour palette and durable product with longevity of use and design”.
Beth Town from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham received a well deserved runner- up for her design ‘Crafting a Greener World’. Well done to our five finalists from across the UK who provided a range of exciting, diverse entries of a high standard. Sincere thanks go to our industry expert judging panel who freely gave their time and shared their experience, expertise and passion for colour with the finalists:
- Carry Somers – Fashion Designer and Co-Founder of ‘Fashion Revolution’
- Rebecca Law – Textile Designer and Fabric Developer, Burberry
- Pam Birchenall- Designer, Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd
Best wishes for the future to our finalists and we wish Rosie every success in Sri Lanka.