Year Two Fashion Accessory Design students awarded cash prizes for student glove design competition

Year Two BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design students Essi Peuhkuri and Georgia Hudson have been awarded £400 and £500 respectively as winners of the sports glove category and the Dents Prize.

Essi Peuhkuri
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The archery glove designed by Essi Peuhkuri

Year Two BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design students Essi Peuhkuri and Georgia Hudson have been awarded £400 and £500 respectively as winners of the sports glove category and the Dents Prize.

The Student Glove Design Competition is sponsored and run annually by The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London to encourage practical and innovative glove design, and is open to all students studying in the UK.

This year’s brief was based around the traditional or contemporary symbolism of gloves.

Essi, currently on exchange from Finland, told us: “As an archer myself, I was very excited to design a glove for a sport I’m really keen on; I felt like my passion for the sport itself gave the project a lot more meaning.

“I really enjoyed the problem solving and research involved to design a functional sports glove for a sport that is all about accuracy and consistency. Entering the competition was a great opportunity to demonstrate my versatility as a designer, by developing a functional product outside the fashion context.”

Georgia described her glove design to us, saying: “My design ‘Interecciato’, is a three coloured and three textured men’s driving glove aimed for use during the autumn or winter season. I took all the traditional elements of the ‘60s driving glove and put a contemporary twist on it. Drawing inspiration from the driving glove and the modern trend of origami and cardboard layering, I embraced the technique of braiding; creating depth, texture and excitement towards a new fashion-forward driving glove.

“When I found out I was the winner of the Dents Prize, I was extremely happy and surprised! I didn't at all expect to win.”

With a limited timeframe of just two weeks to produce the designs, while busy juggling other industry briefs, this was a great achievement for both Essi and Georgia.

To top this off, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) also scooped up the Silver Salver prize as the University that contributed the best designs from the final selection of 50 designs.

Lee Mattocks, BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design Course Leader, told us: “Essi and Georgia will have valuable experiences to add to their CVs, which already include exciting competition success and placements at international brands. This will help them to secure their dream jobs as designers in the industry.”

He added: “All our students who entered the competition also contributed to helping NTU win the best university contribution, due to all the hard work put in by the staff and students working on this exciting glove design brief.”

Year Two Fashion Accessory Design students awarded cash prizes for student glove design competition

Published on 5 May 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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