PARIS — Texprint 2003, which ran as part of Indigo at the Parc d’Expositions last week, once again displayed the textile design works of recent graduates from British colleges.
In all, 24 artists exhibited their work in knits, prints, wovens and embroidery, as well as combined applications and mixed media. Prizes were awarded to the graduates in five categories: Weave, Knit, Print, Color and Breaking New Ground.
The winners, respectively, were: Angharad McLaren from Glasgow School of Art, Jemma Sykes from the Royal College of Art, Photini Papas from Chelsea College of Art & Design, Natasha Lee from the Royal College of Art and Afet Halil from Chelsea College of Art & Design. Designer Zandra Rhodes, who recently founded the Fashion & Textile Museum in London, presented the prizes.
“This is just a great opportunity for graduates,” she said. “You know, if you look at a garment, it’s often the fabric that says the whole story and the fabric designer rarely gets credit. That’s something I think needs to change.”