Texprint 2014: Interview to Indigo
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25 November 2015 by Editor
Texprint headed east this autumn to exhibit for a third consecutive year at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (October 13–15), sponsored by Messe Frankfurt (HK) and The Woolmark Company.
Designers Ciaran Moore and Jessica Leclere both exhibited at Intertextile, gaining an invaluable first experience of the Asian market. They were accompanied by Texprint representative Sarah Cheney.
The stand was located in the new Verve for Design section of this vast international textile fair.The signature print for the section was designed by Ciaran Moore and selected by Messe Frankfurt (HK) – a great talking point and introduction to Moore’s work, attracting plenty of attention.
At top of image: Ciaran Moore's design for Verve for Design area
The Woolmark Company funded space for Jessica Leclere, winner of the Woolmark Company Texprint Award, who showed her exciting and innovative knit collection. Examples of the work of other Texprint prize winners, including Emma McCluskey, Joanna Robins and Anja Alexandersdottir, were also displayed.
Jessica Leclere talks to visitors
It was very pleasing to see three Texprint 2014 alumni designers – James Skinner, Jane Han Zhang and Tali Furman – showing at Intertextile Shanghai with their joint venture Fairbairn, Wolf and Skinner. They also enjoyed a very good response.
Texprint had support in Shanghai from two students, provided by Course Director Xi Chen of Zhejiang University, helping with much-needed interpreting. Ying Ying Chen and Shairmu White were excellent, very helpful and full of enthusiasm.
Ciaran Moore chats with a visitor
The exhibition itself was very busy with much interest from companies in Asia as well as from Russia, Europe and North America. The designers' work was well received with positive feedback from a wide range of companies.
Jessica Leclere with Paul Alger of UKFT and colleague
It wasn’t all work – there was some spare time to explore Shanghai and visit the ancient temples, gardens and maze of side streets as well as big tourist sites such as the Bund, with its spectacular views of the river and the skyscrapers of Pudong lit up at night.
Sarah Cheney with Xi Chen of Zhejiang University
Students Ying Ying Chen and Shairmu White who assisted on the Texprint stand
Ciaran Moore's design for Verve for Design area
Busy Texprint stand
Busy Texprint stand
Jessica and Ciaran explore Shanghai
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