2012 DESIGNERS

The following designers were selected for a place on the Texprint programme to exhibit at Indigo in Paris, September 2012

  • Alice Howard-Graham
  • Alice Howard-Graham

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Alice Howard-Graham

Tel : +44 (0)7985 113 976
alicehg40@hotmail.com

Creating printed textiles for fashion, my work is influenced by a passion for photography and my wish to retain a meticulous hand-drawn quality.

  • Alix Massieux
  • Alix Massieux

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Alix Massieux

Tel : +44 (0)7907 034164
alix.massieux@gmail.com

Attention to detail is key in my work; mixing techniques and experimenting with embroidery to create light-hearted, vibrant and exciting fabrics.

  • Amber Sambrook
  • Amber Sambrook

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Amber Sambrook

Tel : +44 (0)7530 867141
ambersambrook@ hotmail.com

I’m inspired by the organic textures and colours that surround me and by the idea of altering and rethinking the old to create something new and exciting.

  • Azusa Dannohara
  • Azusa Dannohara

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Azusa Dannohara

Tel : +44 (0)7598 571149
azusatruck@gmail.com

Pagan rituals and masquerades are the inspiration for my collection of quirky, humorous knits created using a vibrant mix of materials and experimentation.

  • Carlo Volpi
  • Carlo Volpi
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT 2012 Body Prize

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Carlo Volpi

Tel : +44 (0)7983 970703
carlo.volpi@network.rca.ac.uk
www.carlovolpi.co.uk

I love working with colour, texture and unusual combinations of stitch structures to create vibrant, loud, playful and often three-dimensional knitwear

  • Catherine Hodgkinson
  • Catherine Hodgkinson

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Catherine Hodgkinson

Tel : +44 (0)7963 788086
c.hodgkinson808@btinternet.com

Scrutinising hand-drawn elements, texture, mood and trends to develop designs of original character, illustrated through yarn synergy and space.

  • Charlotte Crombie
  • Charlotte Crombie

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Charlotte Crombie

Tel : +44 (0)7762 793239
ccrombie127@hotmail.co.uk
www.facebook.com/CCTextileDesign

Inspired by Moroccan architecture, using a range of knit techniques to create a collection of subtly colourful and heavily patterned designs.

  • David Warner
  • David Warner

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David Warner

Tel : +44 (0)7791 388668
Dwarner3105@aol.com

As a textile/fashion designer I use collage to create multi-layered work, combining these with hand-drawn elements to give a tongue-in-cheek edge

  • Dominique Caplan
  • Dominique Caplan

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Dominique Caplan

Tel : +44 (0)7814 307098
dominiquecaplan999@hotmail.com

I use unexpected colour schemes to communicate a sharp-edged yet fun narrative for my prints and innovative jacquard and arm loom wovens.

  • Fergus Dowling
  • Fergus Dowling

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Fergus Dowling

Tel : +44 (0)7960 947200
f.r.dowling@hotmail.com

Utilising contemporary imagery, informed by traditional textile composition, I create decorative and detailed illustrative print designs for fashion and interiors.

  • Guri Pedersen
  • Guri Pedersen

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Guri Pedersen

Tel : +47 95553599
guripedersen@me.com

Inspired by my Norwegian heritage and the majestic landscape, my collection explores the possibilities of combining wool with other more surprising materials.

  • Israel Parra-Zanabria
  • Israel Parra-Zanabria

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Israel Parra-Zanabria

Tel : +44 (0)7861 481060
i.parrazanabria@gmail.com
www.wix.com/Zellos/Portfolio

The rich culture of Mexico drives my design work to create a vibrant floral collection combining traditional silk-screen techniques and digital processes.

  • Jacquie Lefferts
  • Jacquie Lefferts

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Jacquie Lefferts

Tel : +44 (0)7760 826645
jacquielefferts@gmail.com

Leno weave technique is used to create lace effect cloths in rich colours that exude luxury combined with a nostalgic longing for the past.

  • Laura Barnes
  • Laura Barnes

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Laura Barnes

Tel : +44 (0)7896 472144
laurajenniferbarnes@gmail.com

Hand drawn designs in striking colours provoke unique vibrant printed designs with an eclectic mix of Arabic, Oriental and metropolitan themes.

  • Lily Kamper
  • Lily Kamper

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Lily Kamper

Tel : +44 (0)7761 196088
lily.kamper@network.rca.ac.uk

Inspired by temple structures, I use combinations of hard and soft materials such as printed leather, etched metal and dip-dyed and lathe-turned Perspex.

  • Lisa Bloomer
  • Lisa Bloomer

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Lisa Bloomer

Tel : +44 (0)7899 924061
lisa.bloomer@network.rca.ac.uk

Specialising in weave, I combine dye, print and freehand techniques to create sustainably produced, bespoke fabrics for interiors and fashion.

  • Manri Kishimoto
  • Manri Kishimoto
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT Colour Prize; Joint winner of the LULULEMON TEXPRINT Award

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Manri Kishimoto

Tel : +44 (0)7540 359327
manrimanrida@gmail.com

I believe that fashion should be bold, colourful, original and interesting which is what I try to reflect in my design and prints.

  • Sarah Burton
  • Sarah Burton

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Sarah Burton

Tel : +44 (0)7921 502633
sarahburton86@hotmail.com

I maintain a vibrant attitude towards fashion. Inspired by circus performers my collection is theatrical yet wearable, and explores mixed media and knit.

  • Sophia Fenlon
  • Sophia Fenlon

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Sophia Fenlon

Tel : +44 (0)7969 577038
s.e.fenlon@hotmail.co.uk

Intrigued by the weird and wonderful, delving into the exploration of extreme extra weft patterning gives rise to intricately constructed woven designs.

  • Sophie Manners
  • Sophie Manners
  • Winner of the WOOLMARK TEXPRINT Award in support of Campaign for Wool

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Sophie Manners

Tel : +44 (0)7761 352368
sophie.manners@network.rca.ac.uk

I love to experiment with pattern, materials and texture to create fabrics that are highly detailed reinventions of traditional weave techniques

  • Sophie Reeves
  • Sophie Reeves
  • Joint winner of the LULULEMON TEXPRINT Award

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Sophie Reeves

Tel : +44 (0)7595 777470
sophieelizabethreeves@gmail.com

My work is an exploration of the dualism between mechanised structures and natural formations creating disparate outbursts of colour and texture.

  • Tania Grace Knuckey
  • Tania Grace Knuckey
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT 2012 Space Prize

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Tania Grace Knuckey

Tel : +44 (0)7718 884856
tania.knuckey@network.rca.ac.uk

My interests lie in the boundary between art and design where worlds collide and come together; research, theory and finally the crafting of unique pieces.

  • Trinity Mitchell
  • Trinity Mitchell

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Trinity Mitchell

Tel : +44 (0) 7977 325518
breakfast_at_trinitys@hotmail.co.uk
www.trinitymitchell.co.uk

My colourful feminine collection combines a light-hearted illustrative, hand-drawn style with screen and digital printing and jacquard weaving.

  • Ying Wu
  • Ying Wu
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT 2012 Pattern Prize

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Ying Wu

Tel : +44 (0)7540 370796
ying.wu@network.rca.ac.uk
www.alotofpatterns.com

Richly detailed, fantastical and evocative concepts are originated using delicate hand drawings which I then translate into strongly graphic print designs.

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