Winning the first Miroglio Texprint Award: Charlotte Hetheridge
20 February 2015 by TexSelect in Alumni Stories, Sponsors, Judges & Champions
Back in September 2014 at Indigo/PV, the first Miroglio Texprint Award for Digital Innovation was awarded to print designer and Royal College of Art graduate Charlotte Hetheridge. Besides winning a cash prize, Hetheridge was given the opportunity to go to the Italian print specialist’s company headquarters in Piedmont, Italy, and gain experience and exposure to the marketplace.
The result of this award and collaboration was an exciting hand-painted then digitally printed collection entitled “Colour as a Language’ inspired by the vibrant colour and pattern seen among tribesmen in Papua New Guinea.
A smart promotional booklet about Charlotte’s collection was on display at Miroglio Textile’s stand at Première Vision Pluriel (February 2015). Charlotte is now working as a freelance textile designer for Texprint sponsor Marks & Spencer.
A recent article in Drapers (February 7) highlights the developments to be found in photo-realistic digital printing and mentions the Miroglio Texprint Award, quoting Texprint 2014 judges Jill Chatwood, design director at Lululemon Athletica, and Henry Graham, creative director Wolf & Badger, also Joanna Bowring, Texprint sponsorship director.