Knitwear student Heejin wins Midlands heat of the SDC International Design Competition

BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles student Heejin Son has won the Midlands regional heat of the 2016 International Design Competition, run by the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC).

BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles student Heejin Son has won the Midlands regional heat of the 2016 International Design Competition, run by the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC). Fellow knitwear student Hannah Smith-Keitley was also commended at the awards ceremony at NTU in March.

In a strongly fought competition against fashion and textile design students from across the Midlands, Heejin took first place for her design The Attractive Unattractive, which the judges praised for the wonderful concept, the great use of colour, and the techniques applied.

The judging panel was comprised of a number of high-profile representatives from across the fashion retail sector, including the Responsible Retail and Sustainability Manager of George at Asda, Product and Design Manager at Heal & Son, and the Archivist at John Smedley Ltd.

Heejin told us: "I’m very excited to win the regional heat representing NTU, and happy to be part of the UK final later this year. It’s an exciting experience being involved in such a large-scale international competition with other competitors from different countries.

"The competition brief was quite broad, and challenging at first. However, after helpful tutorials and drawing sessions, I managed to complete my entry. Working towards this has really helped me to explore colour in more depth and explore sustainability themes in the fashion industry."

On May 20 it was announced that Heejin was a well-deserved runner-up in the UK regional final held in York. The judges admired Heejin's design for its 'interesting colour combinations' and 'unique idea for an adaptable garment'.

Knitwear student Heejin wins Midlands heat of the SDC International Design Competition

Published on 21 April 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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