Première Vision (Paris) was the venue yesterday afternoon for the presentation ceremony of the 2014 Texprint Award, the prestigious prize awarded by the Texprint association, the authoritative British organisation that brings together representatives of the textiles-fashion sector and selects and promotes the best young designers from all textile design schools in the UK.
The 2014 edition stood out for the introduction of the “Miroglio Texprint Award for Digital Innovation”, which seeks to identify the best use of digital innovation in printing, a talented designer that has pushed the boundary between technology and creativity to the limit, in line with the current strategy of Miroglio Textile.
The prize went to young designer Charlotte Hetheridge, who won over the jury with her screen-printed designs, created by optimising the natural properties of a range of basic fabrics inspired by symbolic figures such as falcons, lace and ceremonial armour.
Elena Miroglio, Vice Chairman of the Miroglio Group, commented: "The Miroglio Group has a long connection with training in the fashion sector. We firmly believe that close partnerships with the biggest schools represent a unique and infinite source of inspiration in terms of creativity and innovation”.
In the 40 years since it was launched, the Texprint programme, financed by businesses in the sector and charitable organisations, has helped almost 1000 new designers to launch their careers.