2013 DESIGNERS

The following designers were selected for a place on the Texprint programme to exhibit at Indigo in Paris, September 2013

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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