Winner Announced – CSI Colour Award 2013

CSI Colour Award 2013 – Winner Announced!

The SDC today announced that  Phan Ha Anh, of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore has been selected as the winner of the CSI Colour Award 2013. Anh wins £500, the CSI Colour Award 2013 and a trip to Mumbai to receive her award at a prestigious SDC event in November. The competition is sponsored by Color Solutions International (

The competition attracted huge interest with over 150 students registering from countries including India, Australia, USA, South Africa, Ireland, Singapore and the UK.

Anh is a Fashion Design and Textiles student at LASALLE College of The Arts in Singapore. She commented: “It is my great honour to participate and to be recognised in the CSI Colour Award. To be this year’s winner is something that is out of my imagination and I feel extremely privileged since the other entries are all at a very high and professional standard. I am eagerly waiting for the trip to Mumbai, the place that I’m confident will give me tremendous inspiration and industry opportunities. I would like to send my deepest appreciation to the SDC and CSI for holding such an enjoyable annual event, and to my wonderful lecturers and to all of the awesome people around me.”

The brief asked the students to design a trend card for Autumn/Winter 2014 using CSI Color Search (, with their colour theme and CSI colour palette clearly shown. Anh impressed the judges with her design entitled ‘Reserved Sunlight’, inspired by the Inuit of the Arctic regions which features a colour palette of cool colours and dark shades.

The judges were impressed by the overall high standard of entries and also selected two runners up: Sarah Lewry, a Fashion & Texile Design Student at Winchester School of Art, UK for her entry ‘Aviation Interior Vs Exterior’ and Danielle Johnson, a student of Advanced Diploma Textile Design & Development at RMIT University, Australia for her entry ‘Moody Blues’.

The competition was judged by an international panel including:

  • Albena Radeva, a Trend Colorist at Color Solutions International in the USA.
  • Nicole Van Der Elst, Global Brand & Retailer Communication Manager at DyStar group
  • John Easton, Ecology Services Manager at DyStar.

All the top ten entries in the competition can be viewed in an online gallery or on Facebook.

Congratulations go to Anh, Sarah and Danielle and all the students who entered the competition. For further information please email:

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