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Alumna stories: Emma J Shipley with Clarke & Clarke, Liberty and Harrods

25 October 2017 by TexSelect in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Texprint is so proud to be associated with its alumni, many of whom have created some of the most dynamic brands in the textiles, fashion and interiors worlds. One such is Emma J Shipley, whose eponymous brand encompasses scarves, accessories, clothing and now an extensive range of beautiful cushions and wallpapers.  All feature Emma’s fantastical and intricate hand drawings that take as their starting point myth, legend, history and pop culture. She is truly an inspiration.  She is also a…

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Meet the Alumna: Jess Quinton, Quinton Chadwick

15 October 2017 by TexSelect in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Knitwear designer Jess Quinton secured a job with Missoni straight from Texprint and went on to set up her own business with Jane Chadwick. She tells us her story. Colour has always been my passion. I was lucky to be spotted by Missoni, those maestros of colour, at the Texprint exhibition in the late 1980s and landed my first job as a knitwear designer with them. I remember so well those first months after graduating from the Royal College of Art. I…

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Texprint and AVA CAD/CAM; supporting the digital generation

7 October 2017 by TexSelect in Fashion, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Experiencing specialist software that so comprehensively enhances the design process is rare enough for young textile design graduates. Even more rare is the company that is willing to invest generously in training young designers and encouraging their understanding of the industry. AVA CAD/CAM is one such company.  A valued financial supporter of Texprint, it also annually awards one week of intensive hands-on training to a group of Texprint designers at its HQ in Macclesfield. Left to right: Angelica Chrysanthou, Nicola…

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Texprint 2017 Paris: Première Vision Designs

21 September 2017 by Roger Tredre in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

The 24 designers chosen for Texprint this year went to Paris in September for Première Vision Designs – the highlight of the Texprint experience. Here’s what happened. In Paris, things get serious. For most of the 24 young Texprint designers, the experience of exhibiting at Première Vision Designs (September 19-21) is their first contact with the real world of business. “It’s very different from the Texprint exhibition in London,” said Olivia Qi. “It’s much more about business.” Designer Olivia Qi…

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Introducing Texprint 2017 prize presenter: Yuma Koshino, designer

13 September 2017 by Roger Tredre in Fashion, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Renowned Japanese fashion designer Yuma Koshino is to present the Texprint Awards in Paris on September 20. This is a very special moment for Texprint, not least because Koshino is the first designer from Asia invited to present the awards. Over the years, the roll call of presenters has included many celebrated names in the international fashion industry, including most recently Martin Leuthold of Jakob Schlaepfer (2016), Rosita Missoni (2015) and Nino Cerruti (2014). This year, the award ceremony is…

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New Award: The Marks & Spencer Texprint Fashion Textile Award

7 September 2017 by Roger Tredre in Fashion, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Iconic British retailer Marks & Spencer has sponsored a new award for Texprint this year. We spoke to Libby Allan, Trend Lead, Womenswear & Lingerie, to find out more. Fashion – in particular women’s fashion – is changing fast. The boundaries that used to clearly define categories are blurring. Designers need to be more versatile, creating ultra-flexible collections of clothes that might play a role at work, in the gym, and forthe special occasion. Retailers such as Britain’s Marks &…

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Sarti, Jeffrey to Judge The Woolmark Company Texprint Award

27 August 2017 by Roger Tredre in Fashion, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Two major names from different but complementary backgrounds are judging this year’s The Woolmark Company Texprint Award in Paris. From Italy, Texprint is honoured to welcome Roberto Sarti of historic Italian textile house Lanificio Faliero Sarti. The company, founded in 1949, has boosted and tracked the rise to prominence of the Italian textile and fashion history through the second half of the 20th century and up to the present day. Roberto Sarti From Britain, the judging panel is joined by…

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Photo Report: Texprint London 2017, celebrating emerging design talent

25 July 2017 by TexSelect in Fashion, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Texprint London, held early July at Chelsea College of Arts Triangle Building, kicks off the Texprint annual programme showcasing the best of the UK’s textile designer talent. The 24 designers, chosen from over 200 graduates initially nominated by their tutors, display their latest collections, carefully curated to inspire and engage invited sponsors, industry and press. The VIDEO above introduces the Judges, Designers, and those short listed for the Texprint Prizes. To review the 24 designers and their work in more detail CLICK…

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Texprint Council: new member Carlo Volpi

16 July 2017 by Roger Tredre in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Texprint alumnus Carlo Volpi, the Italian knitwear designer, has joined the Texprint Council which meets twice yearly to monitor and review how the charity is performing against its aims and objectives. We talked to him about his career and memories of Texprint. Every year Texprint invites one alumnus to present his work at the entrance to the Texprint London event. For 2017 – a year when Texprint designs have been full of creative, contemporary use of colour – there could have been no better choice…

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Texprint 2017: Notebook from London

9 July 2017 by Roger Tredre in Fashion, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

The story of Texprint London 2017: we gathered reflections from designers, judges and industry guests at Chelsea College of Arts. London was at its best. The sun was shining, Wimbledon was underway, and a new generation of designers were showing their work at Texprint’s London preview (July 5–6) at Chelsea College of Arts. It took 20 minutes for one of that new generation, Maddie Whalley, a graduate from Leeds College of Art, to see her career begin. A leading fashion…

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