RGU Art and Heritage Principal’s Award – Design

Fashion and Textiles graduate Beth Davidson received the Principal’s Award for Design.

Judges noted her effective use of digital artwork and animated displays to convey her design concept.

Beth Davidson with her award winning Design

Artist’s statement

Outer shell is a visual representation of feelings of claustrophobia and confinement contrasting with the need for protection, due to anxieties exacerbated by Covid within current society.

Traditional manufacturing begins to blur with digital innovation in an increasingly changing clothing industry. My practice uses digital design processes as a sustainability mechanism, reducing development costs and end use waste – a constant consequence of clothing production

The collection explores both fragility and futurism – the soft stretch and transparency of organza move harmoniously with the wearer providing both comfort and shelter, whilst also consuming and enveloping.

Photographs by The Gatehouse.

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