22 July 2016

Eastpak Wildcard Competition.

Current student Zeba Safdar is one of three finalists for the Eastpak Wildcard Competition. So we lookfoward to finding out how she gets on!

Eastpak Artist Studio is a joint initiative of the lifestyle brand Eastpak® and the charity organization Designers Against AIDS. Each year, a selection of the world’s most inspired designers are invited to apply their creative vision to transform for free a blank Eastpak® backpack into a unique work of art. All creations are subsequently auctioned off for charity. 

Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery Finalist.

Lottie Grierson has been selected by Hand and Lock as one of this years Embroidery finalists.
Her specialism is knitted textiles with a keen interest in embellishment techniques. All the finalists now have two months to develop their proposed idea for the final judging.
http://www.handembroidery.com/hand-lock/




18 July 2016

Sustainable Thinkers Top 10 UK Graduates

Following on from success at the Creative Conscience Awards. Polly Redfern has been selected as one of 10 top Graduates by WGSN as a 'Sustainable Thinker'.



Publicity for our soon to be Graduates 2016

Georgia Cleeves and Anni Tavener have both been spotted by interior style blog designsoda.co.uk
http://designsoda.co.uk/designers-shows-2016/#more-8597 follow the link for the full feature.

Anni Tavener





06 July 2016

....and it still keeps coming

More appreciation of our final year students form industry professionals.



Bucks Alumni

Great to see recent Bucks graduate Marcia La Madrid at New Designers 'One Year On' with a new collection and small design business 'Suri and Sage'. It looked very professional! 









02 July 2016

New Designers Round Up!

It's been a really great week at the Business Design Centre. Great responses for all the work and how the stand looked. We've had nominations, wins, interviews, and plenty of interesting new contacts and offers to chase up. Well done to all of our 2016 graduates!








01 July 2016

Texprint Success!

Printer Emma Kendall has been selected by Texprint this year! Next stop the Texprint exhibition in London in a few days and then preparations for Premiere Vision Paris in September. Its going to be a busy few months ahead.






A very well deserved silver award

2016 (soon to be) Graduate Polly Redfern has been awarded Silver in the Creative Conscience Awards.
This was announced yesterday at the awards ceremony in London. To see her project and those of other winners please follow the link.
https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk/winners/polly-redfern/

Here is Polly on the stand at New Designers looking very pleased!

29 June 2016

New Designers Awards preview day.

A few of the nominations for Bucks students from todays awards preview day.

 Molly Hutchinson. by today!
Amy Blackwell.   today
Georgia Cleeves has received some praise from today!

New Designers 2016


New Designers Day 1. #ND16 https://twitter.com/buckstextiles

The big build.

17 June 2016

Degree show 2016

It's been a great week at the Bucks degree show @bucksshow16.
Now just over a week until New Designers part 1!

Lottie Grierson and Erin Parfitt


 Izzy Webb

Show set up. The finishing touches......

27 May 2016

Finalist in the 2016 Creative Conscience Awards

3rd year Surface Design student Polly Redfern is a finalist in this years Creative Conscience Awards.https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk

Polly's project asks the question; 'How can maize farmers help to build a community through finding value in agricultural waste?

By repurposing waste materials generated during the production of maize, this project is engaged in creating new functional materials. It aims to eliminate damaging agricultural activities yet simultaneously provides an extra income for farmers and developing communities worldwide. 




British Fashion Council Burberry Competition

Congratulations to Monisha Hussain who was shortlisted for this years BFC Burberry Competition.

09 May 2016

Resource Zone Visit

Our first year students made a visit to our local resource zone.
lots of varied materials to use in project work. Mainly off cuts and left overs from industry, all sorts of materials from plastics, foams, papers and fabrics.


29 April 2016

Jane Bowler Live project

Students from 2nd yr surface design presented their project work to fashion designer Jane Bowler last week. Alex Wiley was lucky to be offered a work placement with Jane after she was especially impressed by his designs.

Follow the experiences of our students on work placements






08 April 2016

Bradford Textile Society competition success!

Congratulations to.........

Abbie Loveridge
C1 – CLOTHWORKERS' FOUNDATION AWARD
A fabric for either fashion or interiors which shows an innovative combination of textile processes
1st Prize £500  - Buckinghamshire New University

Zeba Safdar
U1 – CLOTHWORKERS’ FOUNDATION AWARD
A material construction for either fashion or interior products produced by non-conventional processes or new technologies
2nd Prize £300  - Buckinghamshire New University

Emma Kendall
F1 – ASSOCIATION OF FASHION & TEXTILE COURSES AWARD
A fashion fabric for a specific fashion collection
3rd Prize £100  - Buckinghamshire New University

Georgia Cleeves
K1 – CLOTHWORKERS' FOUNDATION AWARD
A knitted fabric for either fashion or interiors
Commended - Buckinghamshire New University

Frankie Horsfield
K1 – CLOTHWORKERS' FOUNDATION AWARD
A knitted fabric for either fashion or interiors
Commended - Buckinghamshire New University

16 March 2016

3rd Year project work...coming along nicely!

 Molly Hutchinson: Surface Design
 Amy Blackwell: Printed Textiles
Georgia Cleeves: Knitted Textiles