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Brintons awards prize for Design Innovation at Birmingham City University's graduate show

21st June 2016

Brintons have collaborated with Birmingham City University (BCU) over the last four years to support their textile degree students with their final year projects.

The BCU textile students showcase is the culmination of three years of study from their graduating students. The work on display is very diverse and highly individual, from concept to actualisation, representing the future career aspirations and developed aesthetic of the students.

Birmingham City University invited Brintons Commercial Marketing Manager, Sarah Draper and Designer's Jodie Hatton and Jay Ralley-Jones to the School of Fashion and Textiles Graduate Show 2016. The Brintons team were asked to award a prize for Design Innovation and selected BA (Hons) Textile Design (Constructed Textiles) Kayleigh Jones work. Her project was titled 'Puff, powder, Gloss' - cosmetic tactility.

Kayleigh created a collection of seductive, evocative and inspiring material concepts, influenced by the materiality of cosmetics. 

This explorative body of sophisticated treated and woven material possibilities, aims to inspire a trend informed audience  and appeal to various, design sectors. Photography of sprinkled make-up powders ignites an inceptive and curious material enquiry into the aesthetics of powder and gloss. The collection develops through treatments of acquired and hand-woven fabrics. Layering, trapping, coating and tufting processes create materials, which evoke atmospheric qualities and have a high tactile appeal. 

Image above centre: Birmingham City University awards ceremony at Parkside Campus.

Image right: Kayleigh Jones, BA (Hons) Textile Design (Constructed Textiles) student

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