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Flutter in Paradise by Nicola Rowe, bespoke wall mural, Contrasts Edit from Surface View

Surface View: Contrasts – the 2018 EDITS collection

21 February 2018 by Roger Tredre in Alumni Stories, Features, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

TexSelect designers have collaborated this spring with bespoke interior decoration company Surface View on an exceptional new home textiles collection. It’s the fourth year that TexSelect and Surface View have worked together. The result, titled Contrasts, is the 2018 EDITS collection, which is full of eclectic energy. Six of the 2017 Texprint designers participated in the collection, which was curated by Graham Hollick, the distinguished creative director and trend forecaster who has worked with everyone from Swarovski and The Conran…

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Meet the Alumna: Alice Selwood, digital embroideries

21 November 2017 by Emanuela Potorti in Alumni Stories, Home, Interiors & Auto

When she’s not surfing the cold waters of the British coastline or walking in the countryside, Texprint alumna Alice Selwood spends her days creating digital embroideries at a small studio in a farm in Cornwall. Alice Selwood first became interested in textiles when she was considering studying chemistry at university but instead decided to take a year off to pursue a foundation degree in art. At the time she reflected that she could do “something scientific and academic – or…

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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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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 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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Meet the 2017 judges: Guy Goodfellow, interior designer

29 June 2017 by TexSelect in Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Interior designer Guy Goodfellow is joining the judges of this year’s Texprint awards. We talked to him and creative director Jaine McCormack about the Guy Goodfellow Collection of fine fabrics and wallpapers. Langton Street is a charming street located right off the King’s Road in London’s Chelsea. It’s a part of town often known as the Chelsea design quarter, housing a diverse range of luxury interior brands, including the Guy Goodfellow Collection. And Guy Goodfellow himself is judging the Texprint…

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Texprint alumna stories: Cherica Haye, designer, Rolls-Royce Bespoke

17 April 2017 by Roger Tredre in Alumni Stories, Home, Interiors & Auto

Cherica Haye, a Texprint designer in 2013, now creates beautiful car interiors for Rolls-Royce. She’s a designer who specialises in material makeup and innovation for the luxury goods sector. Cherica Haye, who initially studied textiles at Central Saint Martins, became interested in the sector while building a portfolio of conceptual textiles for carmakers at the Royal College of Art. After Texprint, Rolls-Royce design director Giles Taylor invited her to join the bespoke division of Rolls-Royce, the studio of designers and…

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