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Texprint 2016

Texprint 2016

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.

 

Jacob Monk

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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.

 

Chloe Frost

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Collection of hand and jacquard woven designs exploring sophisticated colour and spacial composition, and mixing graphic motifs with minimal lines and pattern.

 

Martin Bonney

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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.

 

Eloise Holmes

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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.

 

Esther Rigg

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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.

 

Isla Middleton

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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.

 

Laurence Alder

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Inspired by historical, cultural and geographic themes to create a densely hand-woven lambswool designs comprising geometric patterns in warm and cool contrasting colours.

 

Eloise Hindle

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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.

 

Melissa Ougham

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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.

 

Alice Timmis

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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.

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