The winner of our inaugural New Woven Textile Designer Award is to be announced at Scotland Re:Designed’s annual Runway & Awards Presentation at on Thursday 9th November.
The competition aims to uncover the best of new textile design talent, inviting current students and recent graduates to submit innovative, contemporary designs that push boundaries.
A shortlist of 6 entries will be presented to the stellar judging panel, which features renowned names in fashion and textiles.
Fleet Bigwood, pathway tutor for the MA Textiles for Fashion at Central Saint Martins who has provided print design consultations for brands such as Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Lee Alexander McQueen and Louise Wilson. Alistair O’Neill, Reader in Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins who’s recent curatorial projects include co-curating SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution (2009) and Valentino: Master of Couture (2012). Fabio Piras, Course Director at Central Saint Martins who brings twenty years of international industry experience, enjoying a successful career in both creative direction and consultancy for luxury fashion brands in Europe and China. Interior Decorator, lifestyle and luxury consultant Rachel Meddowes and finally, design duo Clements Ribeiro known for their feminine designs, bold prints and luxurious knitwear.
As well as the winner receiving £500, the winning design will be produced commercially by us and sold with custom labelling featuring the designer’s name.
The event, held at SWG3 in Glasgow, is the first collaboration between the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival and Scotland Re:Designed. A showcase and runway featuring luxury knitwear produced will precede the award ceremony.