Every year, Texprint selects & mentors the most talented young textile graduates from a range of UK universities. Students are judged on both their technical & creative abilities, across a variety of sectors like weave, knit, print and embroidery. Promoting UK talent to an international audience, sponsors include high-profile companies like Woolmark, Pentland Group & Premiere Vision.
Trendstop blog readers get an exclusive insight into this exciting showcase of student talent through our Top 10 Editors’ Picks from Texprint 2016.
Woven designs inspired by protective wear and the protection found in nature, exploring a range of materials in a strong sombre colour palette and manipulated to create luxurious surface textures.
Collection of hand and jacquard woven designs exploring sophisticated colour and spacial composition, and mixing graphic motifs with minimal lines and pattern.
Exploring an abstracted interpretation through tactile fabrics combining laser, print and embroidery. Each element works in harmony with the other to create a dynamic crossover between hand and machine craft.
Hand-woven silks that explore the complex interactions of colour to create playful representation of the everyday, transforming them into exciting woven designs using unexpected combinations and proportions.
The visual contrasts of everyday Japan inspire these graphic print designs, while handcrafted and digital processes converge with strong and surprising colour to create a refined, abstract and exciting collection of tactile surfaces.
Print designs using a dark, rich colour palette, explore and celebrate the beauty of plant forms through the use of a variety of image patterning, contrasted with a flowing elemental aesthetic.
Inspired by historical, cultural and geographic themes to create a densely hand-woven lambswool designs comprising geometric patterns in warm and cool contrasting colours.
Abstracted sketchy imagery creates exuberantly textured designs based around ‘selfie’ culture, exploring a multi-sensory playful approach and bold use of colour, and combining traditional with non-traditional applications.
This collection was inspired by the abandonment of domestic dwellings in New Orleans, after hurricane Katrina. Expressive and experimental hand-rendered and screen-printed designs create dramatically bold and graphic patterns that combine sophisticated and atmospheric hues with flashes of vivid colour.
Woven designs are re-explored by involving more radical finishing techniques, including embroidery, to capture a gestural presence, while the material is inspired by the application of media in artist’s paintings.