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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 HERE.

Texprint London 2017

The report highlight just some of the activity that took place over a packed four days: including judging for the Texprint Prizes for Fashion, Interiors, Colour and Pattern (the winners to be announced in Paris on September 19); mentoring on professional practise including specific areas such as intellectual property and copyright law; a visit to the V&A’s fashion and textile archive at Blythe House in Olympia; a presentation by sponsors Liberty Fabrics and WGSN; and a great deal of industry meeting and greeting!  

The 24 designers selected for the 2017 Texprint programme

Guests included those who flew in from Italy, France, and the USA – representing companies including the Marzotto Group/Ratti, Unindustria Como (selecting designers to participate in their internship programme in October), Première Vision, Atelier Swarovski and Nike.  UK visitors included among others The Worshipful Company of Weavers, Liberty Fabrics, Ted Baker, John Lewis Home, Marks & Spencer, AVA CAD Cam, Surface View, Emma J Shipley and Sarah Campbell – and many course leaders and tutors from colleges and universities across the UK.

Short-listed for this year’s Texprint award for Fashion – Charlotte Des’Ascoyne, Kate Connell, Olivia Qi

Short-listed for this year’s Texprint award for Interiors – Julia Liddell, Hayley McCrirrick, Lucy Day

Short-listed for this year’s Texprint award for Colour – Roberta Fox, Sarah Maybank, Rosie Moorman

Short-listed for this year’s Texprint award for Pattern – Sophie Harrison, Angelica Chrysanthou, Helen Loft

All 24 designers will show their work at Première Vision Designs, part of Première Vision Pluriel, in Paris, September 19-21, 2017.

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