Acclaimed photographer Wolfgang Tillmans presented Ania Dabrowska with the first prize in this year’s Observer Hodge Photographic Award for her portfolio ‘Freedom is a big word: South Africa 2003’ (pictured). Which is more than he did with the runners up. The student winners in particular were absent ‘on shoots’ and each sent along a bemused friend to collect their gongs. It wouldn’t happen at the Oscars.
Some of this month’s most inspiring projects offer escapism, while others are a reaction to the everchanging political landscape we find ourselves in.
Having recently opened the doors of his new Plus X innovation space, the former Design Council chief design officer talks to Design Week about confidence, regional development and why he
Well-established fashion houses are turning their attention to digital clothing – we talk to the founders of three platforms to find out how digital design is paving the way.
Among a new crop of environmentally-focused material projects is a “freshwater-free fabric” and a bio-iridescent sequin made of wood cellulose.