Competition winners enjoy success in Textprint 2010.
15 Aug 2013
The Textprint 2010 Awards were announced during First View, held July 15 and 16 at Chelsea College of Art & Design with great success for University of Brighton textiles students.
Selected from hundreds nationally, the Faculty of Arts' Becki Lu and Emma Loughton are among the 25 who will go on to represent Textprint in the Indigo area at the Parc d'expositions de Paris in September. From these finalists, Becki Lu won the Textprint print prize and Emma Loughton was runner-up in the Textprint weave category
Elena Alfani, director of accessories at Salvatore Ferragamo, gave the Liberty Art Fabrics-sponsored print award to Rebecca Lu. Elena chose Rebecca’s work for its details, handwriting and use of colour. Rebecca takes inspiration from nature, sketching owls, rabbits, squirrels alongside the foliage and flowers, then, using cut-outs and stencils, she reinterprets the motifs with an Art Nouveau slant into prints designed specifically for garment shapes, mainly working in silk.
Emma Loughton received runner-up in the weave category. Sponsored by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the award was judged by Burberry’s Sally Taylor, director of fabric and trim and Jacqueline Ednie, senior designer soft accessories. Emma, collaborating with fellow University of Brighton textile student, Zeffira Read, also came third in the ComON Texprint Water Competition 2010, where students were invited to respond to a water theme, and which had entries from all colleges in the United Kingdom.
University of Brighton textile staff Toni Hicks, Leo Santos-Shaw, Patrick Dyer and Kirsty McDougall were there to congratulate their students and share the textile department's continuing success.