Griffith Design Lecturer Wins 2020 IDI Award
2020 IDI Awards
Griffith College’s Fashion Design lecturer, Jill Burke, has won the Fashion & Textiles category at the 2020 IDI Awards.
Jill’s winning project, ‘Love Birds’, is a very intricate and bespoke piece of contemporary embroidery. Passionate about holding on to traditional textile work, Jill created pieces such as wedding dresses and veils for clients, using contemporary high-end Irish embroidery. Each piece created is meant to be an heirloom, cherished as a keepsake, and steeped in symbolism. While creating this project, it was very important for Jill to stress the importance of sustainability, in a world where fast fashion is ever-present. The result of Jill’s pieces is products that weave traditional techniques into a more contemporary design; a product that will last for generations to come.
Griffith Students Shortlisted
On behalf of all the staff and learners in the Design Faculty, a big congratulations to Jill Burke for winning at the 2020 IDI Awards.