Congratulations to Emma Wilson from Nottingham Trent University who created the winning design!

Once again Stephen Walters and Sons were proud to be able to offer a design competition to University students. The aim of this project was to give the students a better practical understanding of the skills they are learning and how they can apply these skills to the workplace. We very much hope to inspire and develop the links between education and industry through our work with Universities and colleges.

The students were provided with a brief which was to create a unique womenswear design that would be appealing to the fashion market and our customer base. The winning design would then be included in our latest Stephen Walters apparel collection for Autumn/Winter ’19 which was launched at Premiere Vision, Paris, September 2018.

The winner of this project was Emma Wilson from Nottingham Trent University. Emma created a bold, yet delicate all-over floral patchwork design. She had taken inspiration from the project brief and created a unique and beautiful design. Emma came to visit Stephen Walters on the 29th May 2018 for a tour of the mill and the design studio. Her winning design was woven into fabric which she was presented with during the tour for her portfolio.

The last project we did like this was the Neckwear Student Design Project 2017. We were so pleased to run the project last time that we were excited to do so again, and will of course continue to run similar projects in the future.

Winner Emma Wilson (second left) with members of the Stephen Walters design team holding her woven fabric.