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Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

Published
Oct 21, 2021

Artsthread, the operation that helps designers and artists launch their own businesses and gain employment worldwide, has named the winners of its 2021 Global Design Graduate Show based on both the judges’ and public’s votes.


The Lost And Found concept by womenswear winner Yvonne Schichtel - DR



The contest, which is sponsored by Gucci, had its inaugural outing in 2020 and for this year’s bigger event, 5,211 students entered their work. Artsthread said this makes it officially the biggest-ever online showcase of graduating creatives worldwide.  

The 5,000+ entries came from 109 countries and 417 art and design universities and colleges worldwide. 

The judges' vote named Yvonne Schichtel of Cornell University, New York as the winner for womenswear with Beth Cadbury of Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne taking the menswear prize. For Sport & Denim, Caitlin Yates of the University of Westminster, London was the winner and Bea Brücker from the Royal College of Art, London took the Sustainable Fashion title. 

Meanwhile, in Fashion Communication, Oscar Keene, from RMIT University Melbourne came out on top and for Accessories it was Yuzhao Huang of the London College of Fashion UAL.

In Textiles - Print/Embroidery, Jennifer Milleder from the University of Applied Arts Vienna was the winner, and for Textiles - Knit/Weave, it was Sina Dyks, from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, (KABK).

As mentioned, there was also a public vote and for this Ana Isabel Quintão Gomes Kunal, from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco was the popular choice.

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