Alumni

Many TexSelect alumni now enjoy high-profile creative roles within the international textile, fashion and interior design industries. Some have set up as successful independent studios or businesses, and other continue to work freelance for a wide number of companies worldwide.

If you wish to work, collaborate or commission design work from any of the alumni, please contact the designers direct.  Please bear in mind that some 2017 designers may now already be in employment, be interning, or have set up their own studios.

Please note that some alumni details may have changed over the years.  Browse each years’ alumni using the year selector box below: 

Meet the 2011 Designers

Francesca Colussi

 

Personal Geographies is a contemporary weave/print collection exploring textures and colour, inspired by the organic complexity of maps and aerial views.
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Alydia Cooper

 

Blissful Bugs is a contemporary project inspired by garden flowers and creepy crawlies, using a wide variety of freehand and digital techniques.
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Georgia Dorey

 

My work explores the idea that a textile surface can work with the human form to shape, alter, enhance or even aid the wearer.
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Ruth Duff

 

Innovative woven designs developed by using dobby and jacquard weaving enhanced by screen printing to produce complex effects.
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Abigail Gardiner

 

The exploration and investigation into embroidery techniques and processes are fundamental to my work which focusses primarily on hand embroidery and beading.
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Chloe Hamblin

 

At the heart of each of my designs I aim to capture the expression of a bird's flight and variety using the shape, symmetry, tone and pattern found in a bird's wing.

Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Colour Prize

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Holly Holmes

 

Mixed prints used in a contemporary retro graphic style that combines fashion with interiors, and screen with digital print, to create a bold and fun collection.
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Karina Klucnika

 

My knit and mixed media textiles are rich in texture and mostly inspired by woodland, the sea, and their fauna.
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Toni Lake

 

Sumptuous designs rich with illustrative details, inspired by iconography paintings using egg tempera and hand-drawn animation.
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Amy Lewis

 

Contemporary menswear collection exploring traditional and functional techniques using a variety of digital and hand processes.
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Marie Parsons

 

Inspired by my own photography I reinterpret traditional stitch techniques, modernising them by combining hard and soft, using digital embroidery and laser cutting.
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Lok Ting Carol Pau

 

Print and jacquard woven designs inspired by sci-fi narrative of futuristic armour and the effects created by bad television reception.
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Allison Pilling

 

I draw and manipulate imagery to produce dynamic and complex patterns that I then digitally print onto silks creating distinctive and colourful patterns.
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Bethany Pryer

 

Inspired by a mix of floral, oriental, geometric and metamorphic elements. My work is quirky in design, fun, individual and courageous in colour!
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Emma Shipley

 

Hyper Nature is a collection derived from intricate pencil drawings which aims to capture the beautiful unpredictability of patterns in nature.

Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Pattern Prize

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Nancy Thomson

 

Woven silk and wool fabrics with a traditional British feel that incorporate playful, quirky and eccentric twists in their colour and design elements.
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Harriet Toogood

 

Diverse woven fabrics using various everyday materials to create new surface textures. My inspiration comes from my observations of everyday life.

Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Space Prize; Winner of the Woolmark Texprint Award in support of Campaign for Wool

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Catherine Tremellen

 

Clean contemporary knitted stripes inspired by images of stacked books and magazines; fabrics are bleached, printed and drawn on.
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Egle Vaituleviciute

 

I love the creative process and am inspired to explore and experiment with different mediums and to incorporate different disciplines in my design work.
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Tianmo (Momo) Wang

 

My project was inspired by the Central St Martins print room where I trained. This is the last year of this old print room, and I want to remember it in my own way.
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Rhiannon Williams

 

A playful, fun and vibrant collection using a combination of digital print, stitch and beading methods to explore the use of narrative in textiles.
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David Bradley

 

Inspired by the illusion of movement in surface pattern using pleating techniques to distort optical patterns creating a sense of movement about the body.

Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Body Prize

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Lauren Bowker

 

Inspired by the notion of visualising the invisible, breaking new ground through a familar medium with which we interact every day.
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Harriet Batty

 

Inspiration for my fashion-focussed design comes from architecture and nature, focussing on colour, intricacy and embellishment.
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TexSelect is a registered charity, entirely funded by the generous sponsorship of industry, by British charitable foundations, and by individuals connected to the industry. All believe wholeheartedly in supporting the next generation of textile design talent and in encouraging innovation and excellence.

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