Every year Pick ‘n Pay runs a competition for students to design a fashion bandana for the Sunflower Fund which aims to ‘educate and recruit a viable source of well informed potential bone marrow stem donors’. How this (usually) works is: the students design, a panel selects a winner and the bandana is mass-produced and sold at all Pick ‘n Pay outlets. This year the Cape Peninsula University of Technology 3rd yr Surface Design Students have taken the brief and created something absolutely fantastic. Instead of having only one design and one ‘winner’ the class put together a range of ‘winning’ designs. These have been presented to Pick ‘n Pay in a booklet format which they hope will go into production alongside the range of bandana’s to bring awareness to this campaign.
Clockwise: Shannon Russel, Ashleigh-Jayne Coetzer, Chantal Clarys, Zanne-Mari Blom, Inge Van Der Post, Sakinah Nazia Hassim, Hesere Gildenhuys, Miriam Haynes and Monica Rademan.
I think, if I HAD to choose, the above three would be my favourite (in no particular order). I love the way that Kirsti van Zyl drew inspiration from the tartan pattern and turned it to ‘radiate’ sunshine from the sunflowers. Karen Human’s design refers to folklore and quilting but I think there is an African feel to the design (referencing to Ndebele patterns) which is most successful. Lastly, I think the flow that is created by Weyers Marais’s design is great. The elements link together forming a unified design that works very well.
On top of doing this, they created story boards or concept boards for each design. Below are a select few.
This is a fantastic project and congratulations to all these students for designing such beautiful bandana’s.