You can see many more images at this link, and buy studio photographs from Anne-Marie Randall.
The images and videos on this page give a flavour of just how amazing this year's Festival was.
See a video of the day below
Entry details are now available for 2014. Online entry application will open very soon. Please visit the Entrants Page to see the Themes for 2014, and for advice about how to design a winning work of wearable art.
What entering (and winning) Art Couture Painswick meant to Sophie Withers.
Art Couture Painswick has just opened its new gallery space in the Painswick Centre. Drop by to see a rotating exhibition of works of art from the festival competitions, as well as events and activities. Opening hours are currently 10:00 - 17:00, Thursday to Sunday.
Friday September 27th 10am – 5pm in the Green Room, Painswick Centre, Bisley St, Painswick GL6 6QQ
Only a few places left! Contact us if you want to join this fabulous workshop.
The images on the left are from the Studio portraits of all contestants, taken by Anne-Marie Randall. You can view all her images of the day and buy copies of the photographs at this link.
Kesia Violet, winner of 'Simply the Best' innovation trophy and her model wearing 'You Are Here' (made entirely of maps) which also won First Prize in the Open 12-17 Category as well as The People's Prize. She is seen here with Chris Pockett from Renishaw who sponsored the magnificent trophy, designed by Lionel Dean. Kesia Violet is a professional fabric designer, focusing on Compression Socks (Portfolio: https://www.amazon.com/ComproGear-Compression-Socks/dp/B07RF5LBHK) (Photo Stroud News & Journal).
|Category||Prize level||Designer||Title of Artwork||Sponsored by|
|Independent Designer/Artist||First||Ali Heath||Eggciting||Moulton Haus|
|Independent Designer/Artist||Second||Charlotte Appleby and Andy Carlisle||Electrically Enchanting||Art Couture Painswick|
|Independent Designer/Artist||Third||Emma Fay||Time Piece||Superdry|
|Open over 18||First||Jane Allen||Vamp||Talking Tables|
|Open over 18||Second||Jessica Sayce||Recycle Your Style||Fiery Beacon Gallery|
|Open over 18||Third||Kate Michelle Watling||Regal Collar||Superdry|
|Open 12-17||First||Kesia Violet||You Are Here||Silkwood Chairs|
|Open 12-17||Second||Hope Hanni Eva||Angel Breath||Art Couture Painswick|
|Open 12-17||Third||Meredith Adams||No More Twist||Superdry|
|Open under 12||First||Cara Dougherty & Helena Gardner||Growing Up||Elgar Publishing|
|Open under 12||Second||Freya Roe||Perfect World||Elgar Publishing|
|Open under 12||Third||Florence Priestley||Wilting Rose||Art Couture|
|College Student||First||Sophie Withers||Beautiful People||Robinson Associates|
|College Student||Second||Abigail Garbett||A Lifetime in Budapest||Newman Fine Art|
|College Student||Third||Florence Grellier||Depth of Perception||Superdry|
|Head Gear over 18||First||MissFire
|Environment: Stable||Blushes Salon|
|Head Gear 12-17||First||Lettie Robinson||Fashion City||Blushes Salon|
|Head Gear under 12||First||Sam McCormach||The Repetitive Man||Blushes Salon|
|Body Art||First||Cat Finlayson||Victorian Magic Man||Brewin Dolphin|
|Body Art||Second||Mel Broom||The Dark Magic Guardian||Brewin Dolphin|
|Body Art||Third||Helen Eyre||The Butterfly Fairy||Brewin Dolphin|
|Simply the Best||Trophy||Kesia Violet||You Are Here||Renishaw|
|Ahead of the Rest||Trophy||MissFire
|Environment: Stable||Boon & Lane|
|Most Innovative Use of Recycled Materials||Trophy||Kate Goodhead||Don't Throw It Away||Good Energy|
|The People's Prize||Kesia Violet||You Are Here||Art Couture Painswick|
It was an amazing day! The weather was glorious hot sunshine - just right for sitting in the churchyard with a drink and a view of the stage. Then a wander through the streets, meeting weirdly dressed people, taking photos, finding out more about the astonishing skill and innovation in creating their costumes, and then browsing the stalls for some unique finds: vintage, crafts, produce, ice creams, cakes, fabulous food. And the occasional surprise from a statue that just moved.
At 2:50, prompt, the Battle of Britain memorial flight, consisting of a ludicrously low-flying Lancaster and a Hurricane trailing it from what looked like a few centimetres. They flew over three times to everyone's delight.
Then back to the sight of Keith Allen in Speedos introducing contestants who looked weirder than he did! And finally the Body Art, in all their splendour.
The prize-giving showed that the judges had spent their time agonising over their choices, and the stakes were high. The winners will be displayed very soon in our gallery, together with shots of every entrant and their details.
Coming very soon - video and more photo coverage. Please watch this space.