BLC design competition 200717 August 2007
The wide range of projects and standard of work produced exceeded all expectations, making the task of selecting three prize winners a very difficult one. Consequently, it was decided to include work from all of the students on display at BLC. It was interesting to note that the scope of the designs had taken a very different form to those created last year, demonstrating not only the versatility of the raw material leather, but also the highly innovative and commercial perspectives of the students involved. Handbags, in a variety of constructions, shapes and sizes, featured strongly amongst the designs, offering a window on potential future trends in this fast-moving sector. The winners were: FIRST PRIZE Sheree Daley: BA Hons Fashion, Footwear & Accessories Pathway Year 2 - A selection of bright colour vases and flowers SECOND PRIZE Sarah Martinsons: BA Hons Fashion, Footwear & Accessories Pathway Year 2 - Fashion Monsters: rag dolls and a bear based on vintage toys and leather playing bricks THIRD PRIZE Sonia Phull: BA Hons Fashion, Textiles Pathway Year 2 - The seven deadly sins -masks linked through the theme of the seven deadly sins of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.