NTU student named Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer

loveknitting.com has announced final year Fashion Knitwear student Emma Wright as the winner of their competition to find Britain’s Next Top Knitwear Designer

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Emma Wright's degree show collection

loveknitting.com has announced final year Fashion Knitwear student Emma Wright as the winner of their competition to find Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer

Love Knitting, an online knitting store, launched the competition to support up-and-coming knitwear designers in the UK and to help them to take their knitting pattern design to the next level.

Final year Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textile Design student, Emma Wright was selected as the winner and Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer. The competition was judged by a panel of knitting experts including iconic hand knitting pattern designer Debbie Bliss; Emma Kasyan, Head of Knitwear for renowned London Fashion Week knitwear designer Emilio de la Morena; and journalist, craft winner and author, Perri Lewis.

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Emma's winning design

Perri Lewis commented, "I like seeing the journey Emma made from the source material to the final piece. The colour palette is great – the muted black, white and grey shows off the turquoise brilliantly. I can imagine buying this on the high street."

Along with winning £1000 cash prize, work experience with Emilio de la Morena, and the support of hand knit designer Debbie Bliss to finish the pattern ready to be sold on loveknitting.com, Emma will also receive all of the profits generated from her design.

Emma said, "When I found out I had won, I was overwhelmed and really excited. I had never won anything like this before. I hope my work will continue to grow and that I will have my own yarn line one day."

NTU student named Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer

Published on 22 July 2014
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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