Student Success at New Designers

29 June 2017

Graduating BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student Amy Wain has been recognised for her hard work and incredible talent at the New Designers Awards, presented to the best emerging UK designers.

Amy was presented with the Romo Award for Innovation in Design and Colour for her work 'Emotive Lands'; a trans-seasonal collection of scarves which present careful consideration into colour and imagery to evoke emotional and sensual connections to place.

Amy Wain

The judges were looking for a designer with an "outstanding sense of colour, and exceptional talent for Innovation in Design" and were impressed by Amy's "strong concept, artistic expression, and innovative use of colour which resulted in a beautiful display of work.”

The awards were presented by Keith Byrmer Jones, renowned British ceramicist and judge on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throwdown, who presented the winners with signed mugs, created especially for the occasion.

The Romo Award for Innovation in Design and Colour was presented in partnership with Romo, who have awarded Amy £500 to support her career development, plus a paid internship of up to 6 months in Romo's design studios.

Speaking of her win, Amy said:

"I'm thrilled to have won this award and been given an opportunity to start my career in design. It wouldn't have been possible if I hadn't come to the show. It highlights the importance of being out there pushing my work and being confident in it.

I'm happy that other people appreciate what I love to do and my style of work, the colours and processes that I use. I value all stages of design development and it's great to know that other people have picked up on my skills in those areas."

Amy Wain work

Graduates from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design will be showcasing their work at New Designers in London until Saturday 1 July. Find out more here.