Fashion Formula are delighted to award Charlotte Anne Brown with our 1st Prize Scholarship, 15 metres of fabric (worth around £250) to contribute to her graduate collection. Studying textile design Norwich University of the Arts, Charlotte Anne specialises in digital print, then applies hand printed techniques such as foiling and flocking to the fabric. We adore Charlotte Anne’s inventive use of colour in her tropical botanical designs, combining fluoro pastels with deeper tones, they are perfect for adding a splash of colour to a room. “My designs aim to show the beauty of what we are destroying in regards to nature, through the use of bright bold colours and intricate motifs I capture this.”
Our 2nd place Interior scholarship goes to Megan Phillips, who will receive 5 metres of custom print fabric (worth around £100). Megan studies surface pattern design at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. “Using a combination of loosely painted, gestural watercolour botanicals and delicate marks extracted from antique ceramics, I am hoping to bring a new life into these historic and traditional surfaces.” We love Megan’s delicate use of watercolour and the large scale of the prints, perfect for drapes and interiors!
Our 2nd place Fashion scholarship goes to Danielle Martin for her whimsical designs. Studying fashion, knitwear and textile design at Limerick School of Art, Danielle’s work draws inspiration from “the dreamlike moments of everyday life” documenting and transforming them into beautiful prints and garments. With photographic, hand drawn and typographic elements in pastel shades, Danielle’s designs call to your inner romantic and we can’t wait to see her final collection!
Coming in 3rd place for the Interior scholarship is Heriot Watt University student Helen Laurenson who is awarded 2 metres digitally printed fabric (worth around £40) for her graduate collection. “I've been combining my intricate drawings with bold, abstract paint strokes to liven up my designs and give a more care-free nature.” We love Helen’s keen eye for colour and layering of various techniques to create detailed patterns.
The 3rd place Fashion scholarship is awarded to Heather Rumble who studies textile design at the Arts University Bournemouth. Heather’s colourful critters feature on unisex childrenswear and are perfect for adventurous kids who love exploring and getting grubby in the garden.
We would also like to award the following Highly Commended students with 2 x fat quarters of their own designs in a chosen fabric. Congratulations to Cosima Emmett, Kara Ferguson and Eliza Fraser-Mckenzie!