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