Tomorrows Talented Designers at New Designers - London
Wow!! What a week, the sun shone brightly on this years talented design graduates...with over 3000 young designers launching their Design careers at New Designers, London. With the Textile legend Orla Kiely officially opening week one.
Universities across the globe gathered at the Business Design Centre to feature this years up and coming stars of the future! The halls, were packed with Designers, Buyers and Retailers looking to recruit the new generation, and there was no shortage of impressive creative talent.
The Industry supports New Designers, with an array of Awards. In fact over 43 design dependent global businesses and organisations offer a whopping total of 58 Awards and Associate prizes. Ranging from cash awards to Placements.
Amongst the Award Winners this year were:
Textile Design Graduate | Loughborough Univerisity | New Designers 2018 ©CharlotteMunson2018
Double congratulations to @charstextiles who has won both the New Designers Kingfisher Design Talent Award and the Turner Bianca associate prize! Loughborough University, Textiles Innovation & Design.
New Designers W'Innovate and Wilko Award winner @tashawarrendesigns
Tasha is an award winning textile designer who specialises in print and surface pattern. Her passion for bright and bold colours is evident throughout her work and she has a particular love of collaging. She takes much of her design inspiration from her surroundings as she enjoys spending her free time outdoors. Her work also takes inspiration from the likes of Josef Frank, Marimekko and Henri Matisse.
She has recently completed her Final Major Project collection titled ColourFlora, which is an interior textiles collection inspired by floral motifs. Through a variety of processes, Tasha aims to bring vibrant pops of neon into interior textiles in a contemporary and tasteful way.
With her love of hand rendered collage, Tasha applies her distinctive use of colour to create unique and bespoke designs. Her sketchbook pages are then worked into repeat screen prints or are edited digitally to form digital designs. Although she has a distinctive style, throughout her degree at Birmingham City University Tasha has developed her skills in working towards client and trend led briefs. In 2018 she won the Trend Awareness Award from Colour Hive for her interpretation of the Hush trend. Most recently, however, she was awarded the Pattern Award by Sarah Campbell for her ColourFlora collection.
Textile Design Graduate: Nottingham Trent University BA(Hons)
Congratulations go to @tamaraemanueldesigns winner of the prestigious Romo Fabrics Award at the New Designers exhibition , London. In recognition of Innovation in Design and Colour Award.
Tamara's portfolio displays an innovative passion for texture, colour and organic forms. The colour palette for this, her graduate collection is exquisite, and perfectly tuned for Contemporary Interiors. Tamara mixes chalky hues with rich Indigo's, Burnt Orange and just a twinkle of Metallic!...
Silhouettes and distressed Textures feature heavily throughout this stylish collection.
"Throughout my degree I have become passionate in exploring new techniques and experimentation both printing by hand and digital processes. I am passionate at designing for interior applications as I like to be surrounded in the things that i design. My final major project for my degree is a collection of wallpapers and fabrics for a high-end market." Tamara Emanuel.
Central St Martins, London: Textile Print student
Congratulations go to Diane Bresson @dianebrsn who won the Shillingford Dulux UK Colour in Design Award! Exhibiting along with her colleagues from Central Saint Martins at New Designers.
Bold and Retrospective, Dianes collection gives a nod to the iconic patterns of the1970's, and screams technicolour! Almost neon, strong black geometrics mixed with halftones and bold primary colours, sympathetically blended to create layered graphic textures and colour blocked patterns with an impressive impact.
Perfectly coloured, and each shape balanced to perfection, Dianes patterns stand out from the crowd and offer a refreshing, inspirational mix of both traditional and contemporary print technologies.
More than just wallpaper, Dianes designs make a pleasing Artistic installation, for Interiors.
For more information on all the 58 award winning designers visit: www.newdesigners.com