WSA hosts the SDC Competition Regional Finals

WSA hosts the SDC West of England/South Wales regional finals for their 2015 International Competition. 18 students from the region and from a range of universities presented their work to a panel of judges.

SDC regional finals

Theme for 2015: Buy Less, Choose Well

Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality not quantity. Everybody is buying far too many clothes.” Dame Vivienne Westwood

First launched in 2002, the SDC International Design Competition is an annual flagship competition, open to students in 13 countries.  The competition attracts hundreds of entries worldwide, and previous winners have gone on to major success in the fashion and textile industry.

Competition Brief

To demonstrate the creative, imaginative and original use of colour in either fashion or textiles

All entries should show evidence of the following:

  • colour as an integral component of the design process
  • development of the designs, from concept to final product
  • excellent presentation and clarity of ideas
  • innovative approach to incorporating this year’s theme of ‘Buy less, choose well’ within the original design and final application.

The judges will assign marks in each of these categories. In most instances, students will be invited to bring their boards, written statements and a finished garment or article to the regional heats.

Two final year students from Printed Textiles were representing WSA, Chloe Rutherford and Thea Maxted-Petmann who both presented boards and final fabrics to support their entries. Congratulations to Thea for being awarded the runner-up position!

Chloe SDC Entry Thea SDC Entry

News from The Society of Dyers and Colourists 2013 Competition

Congratulations to Level three Printed Textile Student Helen McCarthy who won 2nd Place in the South West England and Wales Society of Dyers and Colourists 2013 Competition.

Overall the judges were very impressed by the level of work and commitment which had been put into the competition by each of the students, the variety, the originality and the engagement with the whole process was really very inspiring.

Level three Printed Textile Student Matilda Rose Trevan Smith was also commended by the judges: One of the best colour stories employed throughout and supported by a well presented colour palette impressed and the judges all thought the idea of using ‘Ocean Pollution’ as the theme for a project on fashion for the future was inspired.

This post showcases Matilda Rose Trevan Smith’s work:

Matilda Rose Trevan Smith

Matilda Rose Trevan Smith