Texprint Awards 2010
Although all the designers selected for Texprint are already stars in their field, the Special Prizes awarded at Texprint's First View add a focus for each of the disciplines, with Colour, Breaking New Ground and Interior Fashion being judged across the whole group. The winners receive £750 and the opportunity to exhibit at Interstoff Asia Essential in Hong Kong, 6th – 8th October 2010.
Texprint is deeply grateful for the support of the Prize Donors, without whom the event could not take place, and would like to thank Pentland Group plc, Pantone Europe, Lyle & Scott, The Sanderson Art in Industry Trust, Liberty Art Fabrics and The Clothworkers’ Foundation for their invaluable commitment.
Prize judging took place on 14th July in London, at the Triangle Building, Chelsea College of Art & Design.
Breaking New Ground Prize
Donated by Pentland Group plc and judged by Peter Copping, Creative Director, Nina Ricci
Prize Winner – Sarah Podlesny
“Sarah has very impressive techniques and I like the amount of research she has put in; she starts with something relatively simple, that looked so much more fantastic at the end…she really does answer the category.”.
Donated by Pantone Europe and judged by Wakako Kishimoto, Eley Kishimoto
Prize Winner – Andrew Boyd
“Although he is not a natural colourist, Andrew does not spare any effort – and is very passionate in making that effort – and discovers extraordinary things he did not know before.”
Interior Fashion Prize
Donated by The Sanderson Art in Industry Trust and judged by Donna Wilson for Heal’s
Prize Winner – Andrew Stevenson
“I find his work really beautiful, some of the colour is really startling, I like the way he paints onto the warp and it becomes something other than weave - it looks very fresh and contemporary, and could be either fashion or interiors –he is really interesting.”
Donated by Lyle & Scott and judged by Derrick Campbell CEO and Enid Brown, Lyle & Scott
Prize Winner – Elena Munoz
“We felt that Elena’s ability to explain how her inspiration developed from insects and their shell structure, through the science and three dimensional architecture, gave three different aspects which she managed to convert into products with different combinations of knits and still the 3 dimensional appeal.”
Donated by Liberty Art Fabrics and judged by Elena Alfani, Salvatore Ferragamo
Prize Winner – Rebecca Phoenix Lu
“I chose Rebecca for the
print prize because I found her work had a new forward direction with
a very interesting etched look and fine draftmanship - the type of
work which will appeal to many top international labels.”
Donated by The Clothworkers’ Foundation and judged by Sally Taylor and Jacqueline Ednie, Burberry
Prize Winner – Holly Bradley-Gill
“We chose Holly for her originality – her development and research was fabulous and very strong, adaptable and versatile, and her translation from drawing to cloth was very considered. She could go to Paris and work with the top designers – she has a beautiful colour sense and is very hands-on.”