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Joe Gaunt Memorial Prize Awarded

United Kingdom

The Joe Gaunt Memorial prize is awarded annually by the SDC to the best full-time, Level 3, Design and Colour Technology student from  Leeds University’s  Department of Colour Science.  This year’s winner Calum Jacobs was presented with a certificate and cheque by Dr Christine Holdstock of Leeds University pictured here with Calum. Joe Gaunt was […]

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South Africa Finalist Announced

South Africa

Kathryn Elliot, a student from Durban University of Technology is celebrating her success in the South African heat of the International Design Competition after taking first place with her winning design “Deep Sea Drifter” which was inspired by jellyfish!   Kathryn is thrilled to have secured her place at the Grand Final and is looking […]

Bangladesh finalist 2015 Tanima

Mahnur Celebrates Win


Mahnur Rahman a fashion design student from BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) is celebrating after winning the Bangladesh heat of the 2015 International Design Competition. Mahnur, who has recently returned from an exchange programme at the National Institute of Fashion in India is delighted to have won the heat and commented “ I […]

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Portugal Winner Announced


The Portuguese heat of the International Design Competition ‘ Buy less Choose Well’ was held on 21st July at the University of Minho, Guimarães campus. The judges, after much deliberation awarded first place to Lídia Araújo a design student from the University of Minho for her project entitled “Double Face”. Many congratulations to Lidia who […]

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Mengqi is on her way London


A fashion design student from Huizhou University, Mengqi Han seized first place and a trip to the Grand Final amidst fierce competition at the Chinese heat of the International Design Competition . Mengqi’s design entitled ‘Yes or No?’-  sustainable clothing reflecting a Chinese minimalist style, won over the judges and smashed  opposition of over 70 […]

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Success for NCAD student at Ireland heat


National College of Art & Design, Dublin (NCAD) is celebrating three wins in a row at the Ireland heat of the International Design Competition with Textile and Surface Design student Aoife Mullane who picked up first place at the judging heat on 19th June. Aoife dazzled the judges,  expert designers Berni Raeside of Detta Textiles […]


The Future of Perkin House

As reported at the Annual General Meeting in York earlier this year, the Perkin House Working Group appointed by the Board of Trustees is now actively examining the future of Perkin House which hosted its first Council meeting on 4 November 1970. With no preconceived ideas or prejudices, its overriding objective is to focus exclusively […]

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Naomi Takes First Place at UK Final

United Kingdom

A wealth of talent was on display at the prestigious UK Final of the SDC International Design Competition yesterday as regional finalists from the length and breadth of the UK presented their designs to a panel of top industry professionals in the splendid surroundings of Nottingham Trent University and Conference Centre. The 2015 brief themed […]


Success for Indian finalist


Congratulations go to Shivangi Lahoti, the Indian finalist in SDC’s International Design Competition 2014, who has been appointed as a fashion designer at a renowned design house in India. Ensemble Design Studio is a multi designer outlet started by the renowned Indian designer, Tarun Tahiliani.  He is best known for his ability to infuse Indian […]

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Falmouth University Student Takes First Place

Rhianna Parker-Yates, a BA (Hons) Textile Design student from the University of Falmouth is preparing for the UK final of the International Design Competition next month after taking first place at the West of England regional heat of the International Design Competition on 26th March. Rhianna’s winning design ‘ Gender Neutral’ captivated the judges for […]

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