Warehouse Design Competition winners announcedWednesday, 22 August 2012
High street fashion retailer Warehouse in partnership
with the British Fashion Council has announced Natalie O'Hare from University of Salford as the winner of its annual Warehouse Design Competition.
The competition, now in its fourth year, asked course tutors from many of the UK’s leading universities, who are members of the BFC’s Colleges Council, to submit portfolios from this year’s graduates.
As well as searching for new talent in design, for the second year running the competition also announced Rachel Hannaway, also from the University of Salford, as the winner in the photography category.
Both winners were chosen by a panel of industry judges, which included Lisa Byrne, Design Director and Jennifer Roebuck, Marketing Director at Warehouse and Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC. They were chosen due to their portfolios demonstrating “excellent design ability and creative vision which encapsulates the Warehouse brand”.
Both winners will now join Warehouse for a six-month paid design placement, which will allow them to follow the full journey of the collection development from the initial design process, through production, to campaign creation and marketing the collection launch.
Natalie O’Hare, the design winner will also see pieces from her graduate collection produced and sold exclusively in selected Warehouse stores nationwide, and Rachel Hannaway, photography winner will shoot the campaign for the collection.