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22.11.2018 | Альбина Весина

Textile Design Talents 2019

The company Solstudio Textile Group with the support of the Russian Union of Textile and Light Industry Entrepreneurs (Soyuzlegprom), the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the Russian Week of Textile and Light Industry and the exhibition "Intertkan" for the second time holds a competition for young textile designers Textile Design Talents. Since last year the competition has already gone beyond Russia, the organizers decided to make the competition international.

The Textile Design Talents competition is aimed at supporting talented textile designers, creating conditions for the best use and development of their outstanding abilities in the industry. The contest declares a broad understanding of textile design, combining this concept with surface design: from the creation of patterns for fabric and clothing to the pattern used in the interior, accessories, shoes and any other surfaces related to the main directions of fashion and light industry development.


International jury of the competition: Alessandro Colombo, Director of the direction of women's and men's collections Ratti; Elsa May, fashion department Première Vision; Izabel Wharton, editor of print & graphics WGSN; David Shah, founder of the international magazine Textile View; Giovanni Ottonello, Art Director of IED Istituto Europeo di Design. As well as leading Russian specialists in the field of textile design: Alyona Akhmadullina, founder of the brand of the same name; Andrey Razbrodin, founder of DARGEZ, President of the Russian Union of Textile and Light Industry Entrepreneurs; Alexandra Kaloshina, founder of Solstudio Textile Group; Irina Rybaulina, Head of the Department of Textile and Ornament Artraquo; A.N. Kosygin Russian State University.

The main prize for the winner of the competition is a fully paid internship in the design department of the world's leading textile factory Ratti S.p.A. Marzotto Group (Como, Italy). The prize for the second place is a certificate with a nominal value of 50,000 rubles from the Fashion Factory School business school for any course of study. The third place is digital printing on the fabric of the participant's print collection, consisting of 10 drawings at the participant's choice, at the Solstudio Industry factory. Special nominations from Alena Ahmadullina – internship in the company of the brand Alena Ahmadullina; from Solstudio Textile Design – internship in the studio; from the company Epson – photo printer Epson L1800 and printing T-shirts with the design-the winner in this nomination. A special nomination from Pantone «Pantone Best Use of Color» with a prize – a new version of pantone FHI Metallic Shimmers Color Guide. Also, the winners and finalists of the competition will receive commemorative diplomas, Pantone color reference books and design books from the Association of Subject Design Specialists and the ID "CASE".  

Acceptance of works will take place from November 15, 2018 to February 17, 2019. On March 1, 2019, the finalists will be announced, and on March 19, 2019, as part of the opening of the Russian Textile and Light Industry Week at Expocentre Fairgrounds, the organizers will announce and award the winners of the competition.


Photo provided by the organizers.