Fashion designer’s work is bloomin’ good
Fernhill student Sophie wins college competition
A Fernhill fashion designer saw her work in full bloom recently after winning a college competition.
Sophie Thomson, 18, was tasked with designing and printing a range of fabric samples for the Glasgow design company Remnant Kings.
The former Trinity High pupil is studying BA Textiles at Glasgow Clyde College, who run the competition.
The brief asked participants to create a commerciallyviable collection based on the floral theme Graphic Bloom, and Sophie impressed the judges with her entry, based around Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.
Sophie said: “Most of my inspiration came from Glasgow Botanic Gardens, where I spent a lot of time doing location drawings.
“I like my work to be a little bit unusual and so I was really drawn to the plants which stood out as I find them to be more interesting.
“I couldn’t believe when I was announced as one of the winners – it’s was such a great confidence boost to have industry professionals say they liked my work.”
Sophie was awarded a highly commended certificate for her entry, overcoming competition from more than 40 other students who had entered the contest.
After completing two years of study at Glasgow Clyde College, Sophie is set to progress into third year of the BA Textiles course at HeriotWatt University in Galashiels.
Angela Macmillan, senior lecturer in textiles at Glasgow Clyde College, added: “Students and staff at Glasgow Clyde College have a great partnership with Remnant Kings and this collaborative competition gave our students the opportunity to experience what working to a commercial brief is like, whilst engaging with industry professionals.
“We were all blown away by the standard of work that was produced and Sophie should be incredibly proud of her success.”
Hazel Berryman, assistant buyer at Remnant Kings, said: “Remnant Kings were once again delighted to sponsor the Print Design module at Glasgow Clyde College.
“We loved the application of the students’ prints on our fabrics.
“It was clear to see the students’ evolution from line drawings to the finished prints, which were all commercially appealing and would sit perfectly alongside our wider fabric offering.
“As always, the students’ work was present e d beautifully, making it a difficult decision for us to pick our favourites.”
Commended Sophie Thomson