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Texprint 2013 Awards: short listed designers announced

12 July 2013 by TexSelect in Sponsors, Judges & Champions

Speaking of the Texprint London judging and mentoring event (held at Triangle building, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 9-11 July 2013) of the 24 graduates selected for Texprint 2013, Texprint chairman Barbara Kennington says:  “Comments from sponsors, press and industry guests have been overwhelmingly positive; given the pressure young designers are under, their boundless creativity never ceases to impress. There is already great interest in their work – the industry knows these are the year’s elite and are keen to make contact.”

Judges in action: Tamsin Blanchard, Deanne Schweitzer (in background)

At the event a panel of leading designers and influencers in fashion and design – journalist Tamsin Blanchard; designer Madeleine Press; Luigi Turconi from sponsor Ratti; Emma Kidd, creative researcher at Selfridges; and SVP creation at Lululemon Athletica Deanne Schweitzer – reviewed the work of this year's 24 designers and chose the short list of nominees for the four special prize categories: 

Body – Pepe Lowe (Chelsea), Kazusa Takamura (Chelsea), Alice Archer (RCA and previously Goldsmiths College)

Space – Paul Roberts (Loughborough University), Heather JY Cheung (Heriot-Watt University) and Ffion Griffith (Chelsea) 

Colour – Danni Fairchild (Central St Martins), Taslima Sultana (Central St Martins) and Gillian Louise Murphy (Glasgow School of Art)

Pattern – Elizabeth Ashdown (Central St Martins), Danni Fairchild (Central St Martins) and Cherica Haye (RCA and previously Central St Martins)

©Alice Archer, nominated for Body prize

©Elizabeth Ashdown, nominated for Pattern prize

©Heather JY Cheung, nominated for Space prize

©Danni Fairchild, nominated for Colour and Pattern prizes

©Ffion Griffith, nominated for Space prize

©Cherica Haye, nominated for Pattern prize

©Pepe Lowe, nominated for Body prize

©Gillian Louise Murphy, nominated for Colour prize

©Paul Roberts, nominated for Space prize

©Taslima Sultana, nominated for Colour prize

©Kazusa Takamura, nominated for Body prize

A further designer will be chosen from a short list including Gillian Louise Murphy, Pepe Lowe, Luise Martin (RCA and previously Ecole Duperré, Paris), Cherica Haye and Florence Angelica Colson (Leeds College of Art) to receive the Lululemon Texprint Award. In its second year, the award is sponsored by the activewear company Lululemon Athletica – the winner will be chosen by Deanne Schweitzer, and will receive a prize of £1,000 and a three-month paid internship at Lululemon headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.

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