The two winners of Epson's New Designers ‘Outstanding Use of Print in Textiles’ prizes - awarded on the first day of the recent New Designers Exhibition in London - will now be invited to participate in an Epson design project, creating a collection of interior decor or fashion designs using dye-sublimation printing. The designs will then be showcased on an Epson stand at a trade exhibition over the next 12 months.
First prize went to Molly-Mae Brissett-Haigh, a graduate from the Textile Design facility at the University of Edinburgh for her ‘Blessing in Disguise’ fashion collection, with Glasgow School of Art graduate, Lucy Hope, also taking away the award for her ‘Happi’ fashionwear for children and adults.
“The standard of textile design at this year’s New Designers Exhibition was breathtaking. “There was an incredible range of styles, designs and innovations on show, all proving that digital print and dye-sublimation printing has opened up such a wide range of possibilities for those fashion and décor designers wishing to push the boundaries of what is possible in print,” said Heather Kendle, market development manager, Epson Europe.