Brintons awards prize for Design Innovation at BCU

We love to support the future of design and this year we've continued to collaborate with Birmingham City University (BCU) and support their textile degree students with final year projects.

The BCU textile students showcase is the culmination of three years of study from their graduating students. The work on display is very diverse and highly individual, from concept to actualisation, representing the future career aspirations and developed aesthetic of the students.

BCU invited our Marketing and Design teams to the School of Fashion and Textiles Graduate Show and asked us to award a prize for Design Innovation.

The team selected Kayleigh Jones, BA (Hons) Textile Design (Constructed Textiles) work. The project was titled 'Puff, Powder, Gloss - cosmetic tactility'. Kayleigh created a collection of seductive, evocative and inspiring material concepts, influenced by the materiality of cosmetics. This explorative body of sophisticated treated and woven material possibilities, aimed to inspire a trend informed audience and appeal to various, design sectors. Photography of sprinkled make-up powders ignites an inceptive and curious material enquiry into the aesthetics of powder and gloss. The collection developed through treatments of acquired and hand-woven fabrics. Layering, trapping, coating and tufting processes created materials, which evoked atmospheric qualities and had a high tactile appeal.

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