Colour is recognised as one of the most important aspects of the design of any product. London College of Fashion (LCF), a world leading fashion and design college, hosted the annual “World of Colour” event in partnership with the London Region of Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC). Four of the UK’s leading colour specialists and drivers of today’s global high street fashion and sales markets, shared important insights into the art and science of colour selection, manufacture and branding.
This February SDC and Tigerprint are running a competition themed “The Colour of Love”. Launched with Valentine’s Day in mind, the challenge is to come up with an exciting new colour palette and love themed surface patterns which capture the feeling of love. The competition is open to everyone over the age of 18 and provides a fantastic opportunity for young designers, including students and graduates to demonstrate their talents and provides SDC with the opportunity to work with up and coming design talent, with a strong focus on colour.
‘Turkey red is a bright red fabric dyeing process, typically used on cotton cloth and yarn and produced in large quantities in the nineteenth century’… and also the opening sentence to this fabulous new book: Colouring the Nation, The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry in Scotland c.1840 – 1940 by Stana Nenadic and Sally Tuckett.