DESIGNERS

Trained in Britain. The 24 TEXPRINT 2013 designers were selected following a rigorous interview process from over 200 applicants submitted by British colleges and universities at both BA and MA levels. These are the designers who have shown outstanding work in their chosen discipline, and who have impressed the Texprint interview panels with their creativity and desire to succeed in the professional world.  Texprint’s aim is to promote their skills to the industry, media and related organisations that can help their career launch.

  • Elizabeth Ashdown
  • Elizabeth Ashdown
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Pattern Prize

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Elizabeth Ashdown

Tel : +44 (0) 7733 263 981
llashdown@btopenworld.com
www.elizabethashdown.co.uk

My collection of passementerie combines luxurious and unusual materials with a contemporary colour palette, demonstrating a quirky and individual approach to an age-old craft.

  • Amy Bant
  • Amy Bant

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Amy Bant

Tel : +44 (0) 7919 155 857
amy.bant@network.rca.ac.uk
www.amybant.tumblr.com

My collection of richly embellished couture fabrics explores experimental techniques and hand finished detailing, and is inspired by the shape, texture and expressive nature of birds.

  • Katy Birchall
  • Katy Birchall

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Katy Birchall

Tel : +44 (0) 7794 893 417
katybirchall@hotmal.com
www.katybirchall.weebly.com

By juxtaposing colour, pattern and stitch techniques my brand Winston updates and makes wearable classic twin-set knits, offering something fresh and innovative for today’s discerning consumer.

  • Phoebe Brown
  • Phoebe Brown

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Phoebe Brown

Tel : +44 (0)7969 678 595
phoebrown@gmail.com
www.phoebrown.com

Inspired by my aerial photographs of Iceland my work reflects the textures, structures and patterns of the landscape. To achieve this I have used a variety of yarns and plating techniques to manipulate the construction of the knit.

  • Charlotte Buller
  • Charlotte Buller

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Charlotte Buller

Tel : +44 (0) 7578 399 041
c.buller@hotmail.com
www.charlottebuller.com

By taking inspiration from and modernising traditional lacework techniques, and playing with Marie Antoinette decadence and outer space influences, I have created a uniquely crafted and modern aesthetic.

  • Heather JY Cheung
  • Heather JY Cheung
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Space Prize

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Heather JY Cheung

Tel : +44 (0) 7507 678 785
hjycheung@gmail.com
heather-cheung.squarespace.com

My collection of intricately drawn hybrid animal illustrations was inspired by a visit to India, the gods Ganesh and Hanuman; also the wonders of mutation and preserved creatures.

  • Florence Angelica Colson
  • Florence Angelica Colson

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Florence Angelica Colson

Tel : +44 (0) 7896 855 941
florenceangelicacolson@hotmail.co.uk
www.florenceangelicacolson.com

My love of highly detailed drawing and painting with gouache, translated through digital manipulation, informs my boldly coloured, intricate and ornamental collections.

  • Danni Fairchild
  • Danni Fairchild
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Pattern Prize & Colour Prize

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Danni Fairchild

Tel : +44 (0) 7979 401 754
danni.fairchild@live.co.uk
danni-fairchild.blogspot.co.uk

Inspired by objects and photos collected from markets and car boot sales, my work plays with texture, colour and materials to create a hand made, crafted nostalgic style.

  • Roozbeh Ghanadi
  • Roozbeh Ghanadi

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Roozbeh Ghanadi

Tel : +44 (0) 7977 191 015
roozbehghanadi6@gmail.com
www.roozbeh-ghanadi.tumblr.com

Observational drawing informs much of my work. I feel this way of recording the new and exciting places I visit is much more dynamic than simply taking a photograph.

  • Ffion Griffith
  • Ffion Griffith
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Space Prize

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Ffion Griffith

Tel : +44 (0) 7790 109 028
ffion_g@hotmail.co.uk
www.ffiongriffith.com

My work aims to revive traditional Welsh weave in an original way, fusing a contemporary colour palette with urban patterning and championing the rich and luxurious qualities of natural fibres.

  • Cherica Haye
  • Cherica Haye
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Pattern Prize

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Cherica Haye

Tel : +44 (0) 7738 657 522
haybeautifultosh@yahoo.co.uk
chericahaye.tumblr.com

Inspired by Savile Row opulence juxtaposed with crowd protest photography and group animal migration, I explore traditional/luxe yarns alongside less conventional materials such as horsehair and plastic.

  • Hannah Hope-Johnson
  • Hannah Hope-Johnson

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Hannah Hope-Johnson

Tel : +44 (0) 7837 153 227
hannahhj@btinternet.com
www.hannah-hope-johnson.com

Inspired by sources from architecture to natural forms, my most recent collection combines different print processes.and includes geometrics inspired by the Art Deco movement.

  • Minnan Hui
  • Minnan Hui

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Minnan Hui

Tel : +44 (0) 7740 101 635
polinxmn@hotmail.com
www.minnanhui.com

Triangle shapes, layering, two-dimensional cuts inspired by ethnic clothing, especially those of south China. Varying scales of floral/architectural pattern build to create three-dimensional designs.

  • Lucy Jones
  • Lucy Jones

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Lucy Jones

Tel : +44 (0) 7870 514 997
lucymeganjones@hotmail.com
www.lucymeganjones.blogspot.co.uk

Feminine, yet contemporary and quirky with a quintessentially British feel; I take inspiration from folk traditions, classic designers and artists, but always with an eye to popular culture.

  • Karolina Klimczyk
  • Karolina Klimczyk

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Karolina Klimczyk

Tel : +44 (0) 7715 406 806
karolina.m.klimczyk@gmail.com
www.karolina-klimczyk.tumblr.com

Inspired by a visit to Koniakow, a Polish village famed for crochet, and the narratives of Bruno Schulz, 20thc prose stylist, my illustrations combine colour and pattern to bring the fantastical to life.

  • Pepe Lowe
  • Pepe Lowe
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Body Prize

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Pepe Lowe

Tel : +44 (0) 7515 161 562
pepelowedesign@gmail.com
www.pepelowe.com

My textile designs draw upon the imagery of destruction and natural disasters, creating a raw, dark and melancholic beauty that explores control and juxtaposes chaos and regularity.

  • Luise Martin
  • Luise Martin

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Luise Martin

Tel : +44 (0) 7538 419 387
luisemartin04@hotmail.com
www.luisemartin.fr

Inspired by the folding construction of tents and by engineered pleating techniques, my work explores the possibilities of combining graphic elements with complex three-dimensional structures.

  • Gillian Louise Murphy
  • Gillian Louise Murphy
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Colour Prize

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Gillian Louise Murphy

Tel : +44 (0) 7928 106 193
gillianlouisemurphy@gmail.com
www.cargocollective.com/gillianlouise

Inspired by the slow fashion movement, my simple and timeless knitted fabrics focus on colour and subtle detail, in some cases using a plating technique to create reversible fabrics.

  • Charlie O’Byrne
  • Charlie O’Byrne

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Charlie O’Byrne

Tel : +44 (0) 7886 569 679
chuck.1991@hotmail.com
www.charlieobyrne.tumblr.com

Visually exciting and original, I strive to subvert the view of menswear print design drawing inspiration from family members, childhood memories and British culture.

  • Alice Preston
  • Alice Preston

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Alice Preston

Tel : +44 (0) 7580 695 321
ampreston92@googlemail.com
www.alicemarypreston.tumblr.com/

Metamorphosis and transformation influence my work, exploring the interconnections of nature, changing species characteristics and the ever-evolving state of the natural world.

  • Signe Rand Ebbesen
  • Signe Rand Ebbesen

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Signe Rand Ebbesen

Tel : +44 (0) 7563 215 133
signe.ebbesen@network.rca.ac.uk
www.signerandebbesen.com

Woven fabrics that change character with the angle of light, movement and handle; unpredictable structures, colour shifts and semi-translucent layering.

  • Paul Roberts
  • Paul Roberts
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Space Prize

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Paul Roberts

Tel : +44 (0) 7858 929 024
paulrobertsdesign@hotmail.com

My interests include sport horses, animals and all disciplines of the decorative arts which inspire my drawing and design work. I especially enjoy working collaboratively on bespoke projects.

  • Taslima Sultana
  • Taslima Sultana
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Colour Prize

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Taslima Sultana

Tel : +44 (0) 7708 254 943
tsultana@live.co.uk
www.taslimasultana.co.uk

My research into how living organisms use pattern, colour and texture in order to survive, protect and attract has inspired a vibrant textural collection designed for luxury interior accessories.

  • Kazusa Takamura
  • Kazusa Takamura
  • Short listed: TEXPRINT 2013 Body Prize

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Kazusa Takamura

Tel : +44 (0) 7883 801 454
kazusatakamura@aol.co.uk
kazusatextiles.tumblr.com

Using photography distances me from my subject, allowing others to see the world through my eyes. Inspired by living in an unfamiliar land, my work captures a mood of Isolation, alienation and acceptance.