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Julie Davies, winner Jaeyong Kim, and judges Edward Crutchley and Alan Scott

The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award 2019

23 September 2019 by Roger Tredre in Features, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Brilliant weave designer Jaeyong Kim won The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award in Paris on September 18. We sat in on the judging process. He’s an unassuming kind of guy, one of the quieter members of this year’s TexSelect designer group. But then you see his work – and the world explodes. Jaeyong Kim is quite simply an amazingly talented and prolific designer of woven textiles, which look relatively conventional at first glance, then captivate the eye as you realise their…

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TexSelect 2019 Paris: Première Vision

22 September 2019 by Roger Tredre in Fashion, Features, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

The 24 brilliant young designers chosen for TexSelect’s final year exhibited in Paris in September at Première Vision. Here’s what happened. Paris is always the highlight of the TexSelect calendar, but this was more than ever the case in 2019 – a final, very special trip to Première Vision Designs for TexSelect before the charity closes. One way and another, it was an extraordinary occasion, with a huge outpouring of heart-felt support and emotion from creative leaders across the international textile…

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One of Edward Crutchley's International Woolmark Prize award winning designs

Meet the Judges: The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award

30 August 2019 by TexSelect in Fashion, Features, Press Releases, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Edward Crutchley, British menswear designer, and Alan Scott, Creative Director of Johnstons of Elgin, are judging this year’s The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award. An enduring highlight of the TexSelect calendar is the judging and presentation of The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award in Paris at Première Vision Designs. The Woolmark Company has supported TexSelect since the charity was founded, with the Award established in 2011. It recognises design excellence in fabrics created with 60% or more Merino wool, whether presented as…

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TexSelect 2019: Notebook from London

14 July 2019 by Michella Oré in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Features, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Fifty years of supporting textile designers is a very special achievement – and for TexSelect the celebration included, as always, the addition of 24 new designers to its dynamic network. The latest cohort of emerging talent, a mix of graduate designers from 17 colleges and specialising in print, weave, knit and embroidery/mixed media, showcased their work during the TexSelect London Preview (July 9-10). Over the course of two days, industry professionals and textile specialists gathered at the Chelsea College of…

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Gilles Lasbordes, managing director of Première Vision Group, TexSelect at PVDesigns 2018

Première Vision Takes Over the Reins of TexSelect to Support Textile Creation and Design

28 June 2019 by TexSelect in Fashion, Features, Press Releases, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

TexSelect is delighted to confirm that going forward Première Vision Group, organiser of the world’s leading sourcing events for fashion professionals, will continue its support for emerging textile designers through an agreement with TexSelect that will build on the talent search programme’s legacy with an international perspective from 2020. Première Vision Group, the longstanding sponsor of the not-for-profit organisation that was formerly known as Texprint, will take over as champion of new graduate talent when TexSelect completes its voluntary winding…

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Collezioni Trends: interview with Matthew Briggs

21 January 2019 by Editor in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Collezioni Trends has supported TexSelect for many years, generously giving gratis a full-page advert in the magazine twice annually. Giulia Bulgarelli, Editor in Charge at Logos Publishing, publisher of Collezioni Trends, said:  “It is with great pleasure that we support the TexSelect initiative, and the young designers who participate in it. Wanting to further support their creativity, we planned an additional initiative by dedicating their own pages to the designers in the magazine.  Our first such feature will be on Matthew Briggs…

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Matthew Briggs: Winner of The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award

8 October 2018 by TexSelect in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Features, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Boldly patterned and graphic knits by Matthew Briggs delighted the judges and won him The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award in Paris, which set him on the road to Shanghai. Young designer Matthew Briggs, who studied knitwear design at the Royal College of Art, was a big winner at the TexSelect award ceremony on September 20 during Première Vision Paris, snapping up the TexSelect Fashion Prize, the WGSN TexSelect Textiles of the Future Award, and the prestigious The Woolmark Company TexSelect…

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TexSelect 2018: Notebook from Paris

22 September 2018 by Meghna Sarkar in Fashion, Features, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Best of British textile talent came to the fore at Première Vision Paris, 19-21 September. Let’s take a quick look behind the scenes. Twenty four young designers, three days of excitement, nervousness and upheaval and a once in a lifetime opportunity to communicate with the biggest names of the textile industry. For the talented textile stars of 2018, the TexSelect showcase at Première Vision Designs was the highlight of their career so far. “It’s such a huge opportunity,” said Grace…

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Meet the Judges: The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award

10 September 2018 by Editor in Fashion, Features, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Natasha Lenart of Victoria Beckham and Eda Karadogan of Ipekis are judging this year’s The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award. It’s one of the highlights of the TexSelect calendar – the judging and presentation of The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award in Paris at Première Vision Designs. The Woolmark Company has supported TexSelect since the charity was founded more than 40 years ago, with the Award established in 2011. It recognises design excellence in fabrics created with 60% or more Merino wool,…

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Meet the Sponsor: Debbie Buchan, AVACadCam Group Ltd

2 September 2018 by Editor in Fashion, Features, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

TexSelect has worked with the AVACadCam Group for three years now.  AVA supports financially, for which the not-for-profit organisation is most grateful, and by generously running one of their 5-day software courses each summer for a hand picked group of TexSelect designers at AVA’s HQ in Macclesfield, Cheshire. The 2018 designers selected were Cassie McDonald, Eve Campbell, Beth Porter, Sam Wilde, Florence Yexley, and also Hayley Chapman (who will do the course after Première Vision Designs). Of the experience, Cassie…

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