University of Brighton graduate Hollie Maloney wins knit prize at 2009 TEXTPRINT First View Exhibition
15 Aug 2013
University of Brighton Fashion and Textiles graduate Hollie Maloney was selected as the knit prize winner at the 2009 TEXTPRINT First View Exhibition.
TEXPRINT’s ethos is to celebrate and mentor the best new graduating talent, bringing them together to network and present their work to some of the most important names in the industry, both in the UK and abroad. Twenty-four outstanding young graduates are rigorously selected by panels of professional designers from over 200 applicants nominated as the best by their colleges from nearly 1500 graduating each year.
Emphasising the professional and creative synergy between the worlds of art and fashion, this year’s prestigious judges including Zara Rhodes, Grayson Perry and Giles Deacon, had a difficult job in selecting the winning designers.
With its heritage of knitwear specialism, Lyle & Scott’s Head Of Design John Tate, was the perfect choice to select the KNIT prizewinner. Judging was difficult due to the high-calibre of finalists, however it was Hollie who emerged as winner. John said: “It was a very hard choice, as there was a very high standard. What clinched the award for Hollie was her indulgent knitwear and great ideas which translated well into good product”.
Along with the other successful designers, Hollie will now take her work to Indigo in Paris, 15-18 September (part of Première Vision Pluriel where she will have a booth to present her work to an international audience.