Awarded the TexSelect Colour Prize
TexSelect is a UK based charity that picks 24 graduate textile designers from over 200 applicants to provide them with a unique mentorship programme.
I was selected as one of the young designers and really benefited from the whole experience. I was given mentoring, help and advice from the knowledgable tutors and two invaluable opportunities to present my work in a commercial setting.
The first was the TexSelect London Preview is TexSelect’s. It is held in July in London exclusively for TexSelect sponsors, press, college tutors and industry VIPs. During the TexSelect London Preview leading figures in the industry are invited to judge the TexSelect Prizes for Fashion, Interiors, Colour and Pattern. I was awarded the TexSelect colour prize.
The main TexSelect showcase of work is held in September at Première Vision Designs, part of the world renowned international textile/materials specialty show Première Vision Paris. We each had our own professional stand within the TexSelect ‘village’ which gave us a unique opportunity to meet international buyers and make invaluable contacts, receive commissions, and to talk and network with industry and press.