STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 40

FASHION STUDENTS DESIGN BRAND NEW TARTAN designed by Kyle Lotter Fashion design students at Ayr took part in a competition that was judged by one of Scotland’s most highly-regarded home builders, WestPoint Homes. Ellis said “I am really happy to win the competition, and really enjoyed the process. It’s fantastic that my design will be around for a while for new home owners to enjoy.” They were given a design brief from the builders to design a tartan throw, in keeping with the company’s design aesthetic and corporate colours. The winning design, woven by local firm Begg and Co, will be displayed in Fenwick show homes and as part of the welcome pack to new home owners. WestPoint Homes wanted to ensure that the design for the interiors of the houses being built in Fenwick reflected the local heritage and the village’s roots in Scotland’s weaving industry. Each student created mood boards with their design ideas and, after much deliberation, the judges awarded the winning design to student Ellis Bird from Ayr. Runners-up Emma Hyslop from Kilmarnock and Nicole Christie from East Kilbride received vouchers. 40 THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017