Leeds Arts University students shortlisted for Global Design Graduate Show 2020

16 September 2020

Graduating students Rosie Rackham, BA (Hons) Textile Design, and Lydia Claxton BA (Hons) Fashion, have been shortlisted for the first online Global Design Graduate Show, organised by leading launch platform for emerging creatives, ARTSTHREAD and i-D in collaboration with Gucci.

Image: Rosie Rackham, BA (Hons) Textile Design, from her final year portfolio, 2020

Organised in response to Covid-19 end of year show cancellations, the competition was open to all students of art and design graduating this year located anywhere in the world. 4482 students uploaded their end of year projects to participate in this first of its kind, biggest ever online event for creative students graduating this year.

Image: Lydia Claxton, BA (Hons) Fashion, from her collection, Future Commuter, 2020

Katie Dominy, Co-Founder and Co-President ARTSTHREAD said “A new 2020 - we are certain that this year’s graduates will show us how adversity will push creativity forward into new thoughts and imaginings that go way beyond what we would have considered possible six months ago.”

A prestigious team of some of the world’s most respected creatives selected a shortlist whose work can now be viewed online. Winners and runners-up will be announced and featured on the ARTSTHREAD platform and on worldwide i-D channels towards the end of September and into October.

View Lydia Claxton’s and Rosie Rackham’s portfolios on the ARTSTHREAD website; on the Leeds Arts University Show 2020; and on Instagram (Lydia/Rosie