The society of dyers and colourist’s (SDC) hold an international competition every year for undergraduate, textiles and fashion students. This is the first time I have heard of this competition, and I am very excited about entering. I must say I had never considered entering competitions, and if it hadn’t been for my tutor, I doubt I would have entered this one. But I’m glad she has, as I am starting to realize now, how important it is to start putting my work out there, whether I think it will win a competition or not. So my new resolution for this coming year ( A months too soon), is to grab any opportunities that come my way, which could one day reward me! The 2017 brief is: Explore and demonstrate the creative, imaginative, technical and original use of
This year’s brief is: Explore and demonstrate the creative, imaginative, technical and original use of colour in either fashion or textiles suitable for a circular economy. I have chosen to explore household colours and materials, using cheap mundane products over expensive raw materials. My aim is to work with these affordable materials and textures to create a fashion accessory that is still luxurious, long lasting and timeless. For regional heats, which are taking place in February, we have to mount our work on a max of four boards, either A3 or A2 size. Additionally, we have had to write a short text on the background and inspiration of our work (max 500 words). I will show you my boards once the regional heats take place in February and I will let you know how it goes!
If you are interested, there’s still time for you to enter or at least to follow it’s progress to prepare for next year. I haven’t had a huge amount of time this year to dedicate to it, and as it is my first year entering I am still unsure of what it is they are looking for. However, I am taking it as a good opportunity to get to understand what it is they are looking for, so that I can better prepare for next year!
Here is the link to their website if you are interested in the competition: sdc.org.uk/…/sdc-international-design-competition-2017