Selected graduates from Printed Textiles, Woven Textiles and Knitwear for Fashion will be showcasing their work at New Designers this week.
Wednesday 29 June:
– VIP & Press Preview: 3:00pm – 6:30pm
– Awards Preview Evening: 6.30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 30 June: 10:00am – 8:00pm
-Thursday Late: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 01 July: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 02 July: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH
For more details visit http://www.newdesigners.com/visiting/part1
Tongtong Wang has recently completed the Printed Textiles pathway at WSA after joining us in Year 2 from Dalian, China. Her final collection has been much admired for it’s fun prints for Interiors. At the Degree Show she was awarded the Nancy Balfour Award for excellence.
Her collection focussed on “how to enjoy life and make ourselves better”, emphasising on sports and leisure activities and healthy eating. Her collection was intended to be amusing utilising her illustrative style combined with her fun abstract patterns. She was greatly influenced by the work of two photographers Muriel Bordier and Dean Bradshaw.
Tongtong hopes for a future career designing for interiors, utilising all she has learnt at WSA. Her work will be at New Designers next week alongside 15 other selected graduates from Textile Design.
Recent graduate, Annabelle Jennings work is featured on the Arts Thread blog as part of their print report at New Designers. Annabelle was showcasing her Printed Textile Collection inspired by women’s roles during the First and Second World Wars.
You can see the article here http://www.artsthread.com/blog/new-designers-15-textiles-print/
Selected graduates from Printed Textiles, Woven Textiles and Knitwear for Fashion will be showcasing their collections at New Designers 24th-27th June at stand T11.
New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Harriet Vine, creative director of Tatty Devine was asked to report from New Designers’ this June and pick out noteworthy colleges and students.
When asked ‘What made you go wow?’ Harriet responded “Winchester University stood out to me because of the way they came across so well as a collective. They had an edgy signature style but maintained individuality in the graduates’ work. They really had their finger on the pulse.” You can read the full article here
Recent printed textiles graduate, Jennifer Varty, sets off for New York next week to start her year long internship at Collection 18 where she will be designing prints for womenswear accessories across a range of designer brands.
Jennifer was interviewed for the post at New Designers by creative director, Rachel Rowberry, an ex-Winchester School of Art graduate herself. Her final collection, inspired by mountaineering, and comprised of finely illustrated and textural prints and a sophisticated colour palette drew the attention of many visitors at both the WSA degree show and New Designers.