Rachel White has won the ‘SDC International Design Competition 2013’ held in Mumbai. Twenty-three-year-old White is a textiles design graduate from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. She was chosen from a list of finalists from Australia, Hong Kong, India, UK, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh and South Africa. All entries had to show evidence of using colour as an integral component of the design process as well as incorporating some aspect of this year’s theme of ‘fashion for the future’. White’s work, titled ‘Raw Colour’, showed a real understanding of the brief as well as innovative use of colours.
White goes home with the £1,000 cash prize and the Veronica Bell trophy. The trophy is in honour of the late Veronica Bell, (an SDC past-president) to acknowledge excellence in the field of colour and design. On winning the prize,
White said, "I am absolutely thrilled to have been awarded first place in the Grand Final of the SDC International Design Competition 2013. Winning the Veronica Bell Trophy, in such an inspiring location is a great honour. A huge thank you to the SDC and everyone involved who helped make the occasion such a success.”
Graham Clayton, Chief Executive of SDC adds, “The SDC is a committed supporter of young designers. We work with educational institutions across the world to ensure that the next generation of students has a clear understanding of colour. It is always exciting to see the competition entries and on behalf of the SDC, I would like to congratulate all the students on such inspiring designs.”