Winner of the 2017 International Design Competition Announced

Sri Lanka

2017 was an exciting year for Rosie Moorman, a Textiles Innovation & Design graduate of Loughborough University who was crowned global winner at the 2017 Grand Final of the International Design Competitionat the end of November. Representing the UK, Rosie scooped first prize at the Grand Final, competing against emerging fashion and textile designers from around the world.

Finalists from 13 countries travelled to the exotic city of Colombo for an exciting three day programme culminating in the International Conference ‘Design for a Circular Economy’ (the theme of the competition) and the Grand Final judging.

An international panel of fashion and textile industry professionals awarded Rosie first place for her ‘durable’ design ‘Hinterland’ with its exciting, individual colour palette.   As global winner, Rosie took home £1,000.00 cash prize plus the coveted Veronica Bell trophy.  Congratulations to deserving runners up Li Shan from Fuzhou University in China and Mikayla Hammond from Massey University in New Zealand.

Well done to all our talented finalists who made our judging panel’s decision such a tough one.  A big thank you to all the students and universities worldwide who took part in 2017– we loved seeing all the creative, colourful designs; to our regional competition co-ordinators and tutors for their ongoing support and the regional and national judges who made such difficult decisions – we couldn’t do it without you!

Our hugely popular 2018 competition themed ‘Colour Communication’ is now open to fashion & textile design students wishing to develop their creative skills and technical knowledge as they tackle a challenge facing the fashion and textile industry.

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