Royal College of Art Design Students to Showcase Their Work at 100% Optical
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:18 AM
LONDON—Six students will showcase their work at 100% Optical
as part of a “Celebration of Vision,” design competition run in partnership with the Royal College of Art
to celebrate the show’s landmark fifth anniversary. The competition winner will be judged and announced during the optical event which takes place Jan. 27 to 29 and is set to attract 8,000 visitors. Ahead of the final, prototypes of the shortlisted designs will be manufactured ready to be displayed in the entrance to the Eyewear Hall at 100% Optical.
Students were asked to respond to the theme of “celebration” using the medium of eyewear. The 14 entries were narrowed down by a judging panel of designers, lecturers and eyewear gurus including Walter Berwick, Lawrence Jenkin, Charlie Ingham and Flora McLean. The six finalists are Clara Chu, Andrew Bell, Julia-Kirstin Haus, Carol Muthiga-Oyekunle, Becky Hong and Ely Cao.
“Due to the anniversary and celebratory nature of this project it’s been a very exciting competition to judge so far and I’d like to congratulate our shortlisted candidates and wish them luck in the final,” said event director Nathan Garnett. “We really hope the competition helps kick-start their eyewear fashion careers like it’s done for so many of our previous entrants.”