RCA Success for Printed Textile Student Miranda Wang

Congratulations to Miranda Wang for being accepted onto the Printed Textiles postgraduate MA course at the Royal College of Art.

Miranda Wang Printed Textiles

Miranda is currently in her final year at WSA after joining us less than two years ago from Dalian, China. We are sure she will take her lively enthusiasm for printed textiles forward and to new levels over the next two years at the RCA. Well done!

Last week at PV Designs Paris

Last week we had a stand at PV Designs, part of Premiere Vision in Paris, exhibiting student designs alongside established design studios. We took a selection of second and third year work across the four pathways.

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PREMIERE VISION is a textiles trade fair held twice yearly in September and in February and attracts around 60,000 visitors. The majority of these visitors are buyers from fashion companies looking for new fabrics and designs for their forthcoming collections.

There are many trend areas which show the newest fabrics and colour suggestions for the next season. The show is a very inspiring place to visit in terms of design & colour as well as offering opportunities for networking and gathering information about the industry.

PREMIERE VISION DESIGNS is a huge section of the fair where around 150 design studios from many different countries show their new collections of designs for print, weave, knit and embroidery. Buyers from thousands of companies looking for original designs visit PV Designs each season to buy artwork from the design studios exhibiting there. 

Over the 3 days the WSA Make Future stand attracted much attention from buyers around the world. A number of students sold their designs to international fashion brands and there were many comments about the inspiring and original work on display. The students that helped on the stand were able to gain an exciting insight into the industry, talking directly to clients and understanding what companies were looking for.

3rd Year Print on the Stand

Congratulations to all the students whose work was selected to be exhibited and those that sold work as well. It was a great industry experience we hope to repeat next year.

Reminder: Silk Bureau Student Competition – Deadline tomorrow!

Digital printing company Silk Bureau are running a student INTERIOR DESIGN Competition. https://www.silkbureau.co.uk/student_page/

Open to all students in 2016-17 Academic Year

Surface Pattern
Interior Design
Furniture Design
Textile Design
Graphic Design

We have been really impressed with the standard that graduating students presented at the 2016 New Designers event. From fashion to interiors the students surpassed themselves with innovative design. We were so proud to have played such a huge part in their success story by printing their designs on our extensive fabric range.

Our latest student competition has been based on one of our finds from the show.

Aim: Create a design for a statement piece of furniture to showcase at the Silk Bureau.

Brief: Design a seamless repeat pattern to be used for upholstery. The design should reflect the Silk Bureau as a digital textile printing specialist. The design should be dramatic and provide a ‘wow’ factor for visitors on entry to our premises.

Resources: www.silkbureau.co.uk www.facebook.com/thesilkbureaultd/

Specifications: Repeat pattern. TIFF file format. 180 – 300 dpi. Flattened. RGB. Contact us on 01386 861122 for the link to upload your completed file. Deadline: 9th December 2016. All entries will be printed on 12th December 2016 and the winner will be announced 9th January 2017. All entries must be accompanied with an order form clearly headed ‘Student Competition – Interiors 2016’

Winner: The winning design will be printed on Poly Canvas and used to re-upholster seating displayed in the reception area at The Silk Bureau Ltd. (Furniture supplied by the Silk Bureau Ltd) The winner will be invited to visit the Silk Bureau and see the processes involved in digital fabric printing. The winner will receive 5m (worth over £140) of the design printed on Poly Canvas, selected for the upholstery project. The winner will be promoted on our website and social media.

£25 entry fee. Includes 1m of your design printed on Poly Canvas (normal cost over £46) and return postage.

winner will be promoted on our website and social media.

Interiors Competition 2016 – Terms & Conditions

  1. All entries must be submitted with a completed order form clearly headed ‘Student Competition – Interiors 2016’ . These will then be known as the ‘Entrants’.
  2. Entry is only open to current students in the 2016 – 2017 academic year and MUST be accompanied with a copy of their Student ID.
  3. All artwork submitted MUST be print ready.
  4. The Silk Bureau Limited will not make any amendments to Entrants’ original files.
  5. A pro forma invoice will be raised within 7 days of submitting the competition order form.
  6. The entry fee of £25 must be paid upon receipt of the invoice and is non – refundable
  7. Entry fees include 1m of Polyester Canvas printed with the Entrant’s print ready artwork and delivery with in the UK only.
  8. Additional postal charges will be applied to Entrants outside of the UK postal area.
  9. All artwork being entered into the competition will be printed on 12th December 2016 and despatched with 7 working days to an address with in the UK.
  10. The Silk Bureau Limited reserve the right to change the fabric without notice to an alternative also considered to be appropriate for upholstery.
  11. The Silk Bureau Limited reserve the right to refuse an order and/or competition entry.
  12. Entries will not be accepted after the closing date. 9th December 2016
  13. The Silk Bureau Judges will make the final decision and will not enter into any discussion regarding the result.
  14. The Winner will be selected on 14th December 2016 and announced by 16th December 2016. The Winner will be notified by email and/or phone call.
  15. The Silk Bureau Limited reserve the right to publish details of the Winner and winning entry for marketing purposes pertaining to The Silk Bureau Limited.
  16. The Winner will be invited to visit The Silk Bureau Limited at their Evesham premises from 10:30 to 16:00 on an agreeable date to suit both the Winner and The Silk Bureau Limited. Expenses and arrangements incurred by the Winner i.e. travel, is not included.
  17. The Winner will be entitled to an additional 5m of fabric suitable for upholstery as chosen by The Silk Bureau Limited.
  18. The award is not transferable to any other party. There is no cash alternative.
  19. The Silk Bureau Limited reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the rules without notice.

Disclaimer
Any irregularities and variations in the weave of our fabrics are in NO way to be considered as defects. They are a characteristic of a natural fibre.
It is important to allow for shrinkage. Shrinkage can be up to 10% on most fabrics, however for stretch fabrics it can be up to 20%. Short runs shrink more than longer runs pro rata; however this is not a precise science. Shrinkage can vary from one batch of fabric to another.
The natural shade of fabric may vary from roll to roll and is a circumstance beyond our control.
Please examine the fabrics carefully before processing. Direct or indirect claims for any reason whatsoever will not be accepted once the customer, or any party acting upon their instruction, has cut, or processed the fabric in any way.
Claims for any defects, or shortages, must be made in writing within seven days of delivery of the fabric.
Fabric specifications given are as accurate as possible to allow for printing of images. Rolls of natural fabric may vary in size between batches, so selvedge to selvedge dimensions are not provided. Selvedge areas may not be printed on.
Colours depicted on screen and colours actually printed may vary due to the nature of fabric/textile printing and the variation of individual monitor displays.

WSA Printed Textiles alumni at Premiere Vision Paris with Texprint

Sarah Cheyne, Senior Teaching Fellow in Printed Textiles was at Premiere Vision, Paris last week researching for an upcoming Live Project for our students as well as working with Texprint, an organisation that takes 24 of the best UK graduates to Paris to show their work to an international market. Amongst the 2016 Texprint cohort was Melissa Ougham, recent graduate from Printed Textiles at WSA. Here she is on her stand, showcasing her work. She will be starting her internship in Como, Italy in just a few weeks.

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Press for Printed Textiles graduate Melissa Ougham at People of Print

Recent graduate Melissa Ougham has had her collection featured on the People of Print website – you can read the full article here

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Printed Textiles Graduate Melissa Ougham gains a place at Texprint 2016

Melissa Ougham, who has just graduated in Printed Textiles at WSA, was selected from hundreds of graduates around the UK to take part in Texprint 2016.

Melissa Ougham Texprint Stand

‘Texprint is an organisation run by industry professionals with the added support of many internationally recognised industry names.  Our aim is to select, mentor and promote the best of the UK’s newly graduated textile designers, providing an opportunity for realistic development, and a vital bridge between higher education and the real, commercial world.’

’24 TEXPRINT designers are selected each year following the rigorous interviewing of over 230 applicants submitted by British colleges and universities at both BA and MA levels. The 24 are designers who have shown outstanding skill and artistry in their chosen discipline, and who have impressed the Texprint interview panels with their creativity and desire to succeed in the professional world.  Texprint’s aim is to promote their skills to the industry, to media, and to the related organisations that can help their career launch.’

Those selected showcase their work in London before showing at PV in Paris in September. It is an amazing opportunity for new graduates to meet with exciting industry contacts and become professional designers.

Melissa has been shortlisted for a 7 week internship in Como, Italy via Texprint. Congratulations Mel!

WSA Textile Graduates at New Designers

Selected graduates from Printed Textiles, Woven Textiles and Knitwear for Fashion will be showcasing their work at New Designers this week.

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Opening times:

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

Venue:

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH

For more details visit http://www.newdesigners.com/visiting/part1

Winchester Degree Show opens tomorrow!

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Winchester School of Art
Park Avenue,
Winchester SO23 8DL

Private View:
Friday 10th June 18:00–20:00 (Reception 17:00–18:00)

Public Opening:
Saturday 11th June 11:00-18:00
Sunday 12th June 11:00-18:00
Monday 12th – Friday 17th June 11:00-18:00
Saturday 18th June 11:00-18:00

WSA Degree Show features student work from:
BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Management
BA (Hons) Fine Art
& BA (Hons) Graphic Arts

In-House Designer role at Asiatic, London

Asiatic 2016 Catalogue Cover

Asiatic are currently recruiting for the following role:

IN-HOUSE DESIGNER

We are looking for a designer to work at our London head office 4 days a week. The successful applicant will be creating designs for our own collections as well as for our clients.

This role would be suited to a Textiles Graduate with strong attention to detail, an ability to work in a broad spectrum of styles and a eye for colour. Strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills are extremely important, along with good hand drawing skills. The successful applicant will work closely with the product development team but will also need to be able to work independently.

This is a varied role and responsibilities include, but are not limited too;

  • Following design and trend briefs provided by a range of high street interior brands.
  • Creating new designs and adapting existing designs, for both the high street and the companies own collection.
  • Conducting research into current and future trends.
  • Compiling mood boards and colour stories.
  • Carrying out Comp Shops.

Essential skills and experience

  • Degree in a relevant subject, preferably textile design (Print, Weave or Surface pattern).
  • Creative flair and commercial approach to design.
  • Sensitivity to colour.
  • Strong CAD skills, Photoshop and Illustrator experience.
  • Ability to identify key trends, and interpret these in a relevant and commercial way.
  • Knowledge of high street interiors market.
  • Ability to work towards specific and varied briefs.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to successfully work as part of a team and independently.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • This is an entry level role but some relevant experience within a similar role or internship is required.

Hours of work: 9am to 5.30pm Monday-Thursday Location: London N4

Salary: Dependant on experience

To apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to justin@asiatic.co.uk

Entry Level Textile Designer Post at Stephen Walters – Deadline this week!

Stephen Walters are silk weavers designing and producing fabric for international luxury brands. They have built their reputation as design leaders working exclusively with fashion houses across the world. They are recruiting for the following position to join our highly regarded design team:

Entry Level Textile Designer to work within their creative design team producing CAD representations of their jacquard designs.

The design work is extremely varied and covers a broad range of fabrics from men’s neckwear to contemporary womenswear and furnishings.

They are looking for a designer with good artistic ability and drawing skills, a sensitivity to colour, a diversity of styles and attention to detail. An understanding of CAD systems would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

Their design team is currently made up of trained designers from a variety of disciplines such as print, surface pattern and weave. They would like to hear from anyone who is qualified in similar areas.

Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours)
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Salary: Depending on experience

Closing date for applications 11.05.16

Please email your CV with a covering letter to
Katherine Winterton: katherinew@stephenwalters.co.uk