March 18, 2020 list of winners and finalists of the international contest Textile Design Talents Solstudio Award 2020 was published online.
The official award ceremony will be held as part of the 8th International Exhibition of Fabrics and Textile Materials INTERFABRIC - 2020. Autumn, September 2 - 4, 2020.
The results are posted on the websites www.solstudiodesign.com/award/, https://www.souzlegprom.ru/, https://intertkan.ru/ and in the Solstudio Textile Design and the Interfabric exhibition groups on social networks.
This year more than 400 designers from 119 cities and 29 countries took part in the competition, including England, Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, India, China, Israel, the USA, Namibia, Indonesia, Puerto Rico and many others.
Textile Design Talents Solstudio Award for textile designers is held by Solstudio Textile Group and SOYUZLEGPROM with the support of MINPROMTORG and the Interfabric exhibition. Its goal is to support talented artists and attract the attention of professionals from all sectors of the fashion industry.
“The first place is great joy and gratitude! For me, a professional designer who has just received a specialized education, this is also a very strong motivation. I defined the sphere of textile design as a matter of my life, and I am grateful to the organizers of the competition for supporting young designers and helping to realize their abilities in the industry, ” the winner of the competition Anastasia Ivanova shares her first impressions.
“This spring has become difficult for the industry and the whole world as a whole. But we are sure that all this will pass, and our competition will continue to open up new talents for the industry. Therefore, together with Alexandra Kaloshina and David Sha, we are now developing a new nomination and a new competitive task, which will reveal more winners to us. So this year, in full accordance with popular wisdom, we will finish counting the winners in the autumn, ” the president of SOYUZLEGPROM, Andrei Razbrodin, commented on the contest. - Follow the updates on the contest website! ”
Members of the international jury: Mare-Ann Dunkley, Head of Design Department, Liberty Fabrics; David Shah, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Textile View, the Netherlands; Elsa May, Fashion Department of Première Vision, France; Isabel Wharton, Editor, Prints & Graphics WGSN, UK; Giovanni Ottonello, art director of IED Istituto Europeo di Design; Dahbia Roux, CEO of Première Vision in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, as well as the leading Russian experts in the field of textile design: Andrey Razbrodin, founder of the DARGEZ company, president of the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Apparel Industry; Alena Akhmadullina, founder of the brand of the same name; Alexandra Kaloshina, founder of Solstudio Textile Group; Irina Rybaulina, Head of the Department of Textile and Ornamental Arts, Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin.
“As always, it was very difficult to choose the winners, and I am very glad that I am not the only jury member who makes the decision. The professional level of work is growing from year to year. Great job! I would very much like to meet with the finalists in person. Some works are based on very strong conceptual thinking, but there are unfortunate flaws in technical performance. Remember that the main thing is the idea, and then the execution,” David Sha, founder of the international magazine Textile View, member of the jury, comments on the first results.
1st place - Anastasia Ivanova (St. Petersburg)
Paid trip to the Premiere Vision exhibition in Paris, a meeting with a representative of the fashion department of the exhibition and a special excursion program.
2nd place - Julia Shora (Moscow)
A certificate from the Fashion Factory School business school for any course of study.
3rd place - Maya Abdullaeva (Munich, Germany)
Digital printing on fabric of a print collection of a participant, consisting of 10 drawings of his choice, at Solstudio Industry Factory. The production is fully funded by the contest organizer.
Prizes in special nominations were provided by partners of the competition: Concept Group, Liberty Fabrics, Epson, Pantone, and Technopark Caliber.
Competition website: https://solstudiodesign.com/award/
The works of the finalists: