Bradford University celebrates 50 years

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Bradford University was founded 50 years ago, in 1966, and the Vice-Chancellor (Professor Brian Cantor) held a celebratory Garden Party on Friday 1 July. Dr Graham Clayton (CEO, SDC) and President Trevor Larkins attended with approximately 40 other business, charity and academic leaders from the Bradford region. Professor Cantor welcomed his guests and spoke on […]


2016 UK Finalist Announced

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We are proud to announce that the winner of the 2016 International Design Competition is Laura Ensinger, a BA/BSC Hons Textiles with Surface Design student from the University of Huddersfield. Five regional finalists travelled to the historic city of York on Friday 20th May to present their designs to a panel of experts from the […]

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Rachel Wins West of England Heat

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Plymouth College of Art played host to the West of England & South Wales regional heat on Thursday 14th April when students from the length and breadth of the region came together to present their fresh and exciting designs to a judging panel that included Sue Scammel, founder & owner of Sue Scammel interiors and […]

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

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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 […]

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