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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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TexSelect to Close after 50th Anniversary Year

9 May 2019 by TexSelect in Features, Press Releases, TexSelect News

TexSelect honorary chairman Barbara Kennington explains why this is the last year of TexSelect – after 50 years of supporting young textile design talent. Over 50 years, TexSelect (previously called Texprint) has interviewed more than 10,000 young textile designers and supported more than 1,250 of them to develop their careers and launch into the industry. For a charity entirely reliant on generous sponsors, it’s an achievement of which we are very proud. But as the industry changes and sponsorship budgets…

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Meet the Alumna: Francesca Colussi

6 March 2019 by Roger Tredre in Alumni Stories, Features

Textile artist Francesca Colussi, a TexSelect alumna from 2011, talks about her unusual work transforming vintage postcards with embroidery. It’s a vintage black-and-white postcard of a country lane and a thatched cottage. But this idyllic view is bursting with embroidered colour: a pink tree, a yellow rooftop, a violet floral explosion. Something old has been transformed into something new, a vintage treasure given a thoroughly modern twist. Idyllic Life / 2019 Francesca Colussi, who was a TexSelect designer back in…

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Meet the Alumna: Pepe Lowe

9 December 2018 by Editor in Alumni Stories, Fashion, Features

Pepe Lowe, a TexSelect alumna from 2013, explains how her career has evolved over the last five years, including the launch of her own collection of classic silk womenswear. Back in the summer of 2013 I was just finishing my BA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts. It was such a great surprise to be chosen for TexSelect, then called Texprint. They really showed me the options that were open to me in the commercial fashion and textile…

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Meet the Alumnus: Rupert Newman, Light Artist

29 October 2018 by TexSelect in Alumni Stories, Features, Home, Interiors & Auto

Rupert Newman has been the go-to light installation artist for luxury weddings in the south of France this past summer. We found out more about what the TexSelect alumnus is up to. The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a splendid seaside villa at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. Built between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild, it sums up all the grandeur of the Cote d’Azur. And this year it’s been a regular haunt for TexSelect alumnus Rupert…

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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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