Lucienne Day Award Announced
This year New Designers celebrates 30 years at the Business Design Centre in Islington. As ever the judges had their work cut out to chose a single winner of the Lucienne Day Award from the huge number of exciting textile design proposals on show.
Judges Mary Schoeser and Fiona Candy selected Emily Easthope, a Textile Design graduate from the Fashion and Textiles Institute at Falmouth University.
Emily describes the award as 'fantastic and much appreciated'. It has added even more enthusiasm and energy into her life and opened up new opportunities.
She is looking at different options of how to use the award money: exploring the world of leather, tanneries and leather fairs; working with a cobbler to create some shoes and collaborating with other craftsmen and new technologies to create exciting new textiles.
It all sounds exciting and we look forward to keeping in touch with Emily, her captivating enthusiasm and her zeal for collaborative practice.