Scotland winner IDC 2016

Zara takes First Place at Scotland Heat

All the colours of Scotland were on display in the heart of Edinburgh on Friday 18th March at the Scottish regional judging heat of the International Design Competition.   Held in the stunning surroundings of Edinburgh College of Art, the Judging panel of industry professionals cast their expert eye over designs from emerging fashion and […]

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Laura Wins North of England Heat

United Kingdom

Laura Ensinger a BA/BSC student of Textiles with Surface Design from the University of Huddersfield took first place at the North of England heat of the International Design Competition on 9th March. Laura ‘s design ‘Personal Expression’ was a hit with the judges who commented that her work had “High impact and colourway, an extremely […]

Midlands winner 2016 Heejin Son

Midlands Finalist Announced


Fashion knitwear design undergraduate Heejin Son was declared the winner of the Midlands Region Heat of the 2016 International Design Competition held at Nottingham Trent University on Wednesday 2nd March.  In a keenly fought competition against fashion and textile design undergraduates from the Midlands area, Heejin took first place for her design ‘The Attractive Unattractive’ […]

London region 2016 winner

First UK Finalist of 2016 Announced


The first heat of the 2016 International Design Competition was held for the London region at the splendid Fashion and Textile Museum on Thursday 18th February. Talented fashion and textile design students showcased their amazing designs leaving the experienced judging panel with some tough decisions. Against stiff competition, Hannah Rumsey, a BA Textiles for Fashion […]

Dr Mike Bartle in action at the event

Velvet Manufacturing in the North of England

United Kingdom

The third Mike Crabtree memorial lecture was held by one of his long standing friends and ex colleagues, Dr Mike Bartle. Guests met at the Brian Jackson House, in Huddersfield town centre. Before the talk, there was a chance for people to network, and enjoy a hot tea/coffee (it was a cold night!). Dr Bartle […]

IDC winner 2015 & judges

Aoife Makes it a Hat Trick for Ireland

United Kingdom

We are proud to announce the winner of the 2015 International Design Competition is Aoife Mullane, a Surface and Textile Design graduate from National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Aoife’s victory marks her as the third sucessive global winner from Ireland- a remarkable achievement! The prestigious Grand Final, held in the iconic surroundings of […]

Singapore winner with Dro Tan

Sheila heads for London


Sheila Dita Christina a BA (Hons) Fashion student of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts has been announced as the winner of the Singapore heat of the 2015 SDC International Design Competition. 48 students from key leading design and fashion institutes across Singapore participated in the successful event jointly organised and sponsored by Matex on 15th […]


BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT)

We are delighted to announce that BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) in Bangladesh are the latest university to join the SDC Corporate Membership scheme. BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) is a prime University of Bangladesh aimed to produce technically competent human resources for the RMG sector of the country. Originally known as […]

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India finalist Announced


The Hilton Hotel, Mumbai hosted the India heat of the International Design Competition on 4th September, when Students from 16 fashion and textile college and universities from across India competed to be the finalist who will represent India at the forthcoming Grand Final in London. The judging panel comprised of well-known designers and professors awarded […]

IpWaiHa HK finalist 2015

Hong Kong Design Institute Success

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, played host to the Hong Kong heat of the International Design Competition on 20th August bringing together undergraduate fashion /textile design students from across the region. Seventy six students from four leading institutions took part – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Clothing Industry Training Authority, Hong Kong Design Institute and […]

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