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Fashion student Laura Fauvel wins SDC Award at GFW
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Jun '08
Laura Fauvel, a BA (Hons) Fashion (Womenswear/Textiles) third year student from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in London, was announced as the winner of the SDC Colour & Textiles Award for 2008 at the Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) Gala Show on 11 June.

Only the second ever such award to be presented, the judges David Saunders (designer behind the label David David) and Chris Sargeant (SDC vice-president for fashion/design) felt Laura's portfolio was worthy of this accolade due to her sophisticated designs and application of colour.

The winning designs were inspired by birds of paradise of Papua New Guinea – Laura's place of birth – and featured feathers, chiffon, pleated organza and printed catsuits. Comments Laura, 'Since winning the SDC Colour and Textiles Award, I have never felt so happy – and happy because I have succeeded for myself. It is the most amazing feeling in the world.' Laura received her prestigious GFW trophy at the Gala Show, as well as a cheque for £750 and £250 for Ravensbourne's Fashion Department.

Comments Chris Sargeant, 'It was great to be involved in GFW again this year, the birthplace of amazing new talent. Our award attracted nominations from almost 50% more colleges this year, which meant David and I had a formidable task. We chose Laura as our winner because she managed to creatively combine a variety of colour application techniques. The resulting designs were highly sophisticated which immediately attracted attention and stood out from the rest.'

Fashion design students also shortlisted for the award were Louise Simmonds (Northbrook College) with her ecclesiastical and Renaissance-inspired designs (incorporating a 200 year old gold brocade vestment), and Gadon Liu (University of East London) with his range of knitwear with subtle-infused colour.

The SDC exhibition stand attracted considerable attention, particularly on the Education Day, where visitors learnt how the SDC connects colleges (and schools) with colour. Many students and tutors were interested in discovering the science and technology behind colour and hearing how the SDC prepares graduate designers to better communicate with dyers and printers in their future careers.

Visitors were also astounded to see how colour perception can impact on design and many students took part in the competition that was running on the SDC stand throughout the week. The winner, who now gets to showcase her designs in the SDC online galleries, is fashion student Sophia Small (Northbrook College).

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