Première Vision Group, the longstanding sponsor of the not-for-profit organisation that was formerly known as Texprint, will take over as champion of new graduate talent when TexSelect completes its voluntary winding up at the end of September. The two organisations, which have run in parallel for nearly 50 years, share a common objective of supporting creativity in textile design.
Through its long history, TexSelect has offered exceptional graduate talent from UK universities a guided pathway into the professional sphere, led by industry experts. The annual TexSelect programme culminates in September with an awards ceremony at PV Designs, the creative textiles and surface design universe of Première Vision Paris, where each of the 24 new designers has a stand under their own name.
Further announcements will be made about the future structure of the talent selection scheme under Première Vision’s auspices during the seasonal press conference at Première Vision Paris, on Tuesday 17 September at 11am.
Through a rigorous selection process conducted by design professionals, the annual TexSelect programme champions the most creative graduate textile designers of all nationalities from the UK’s BA and MA courses, guiding their first steps into professional practice. From over 200 applicants nominated by their course leaders, 24 are chosen to take part in the mentorship programme.
The TexSelect programme for 2019 will continue as usual:
The London Preview will take place at Chelsea College of Arts July 10 and 11, 2019.
- VIP press breakfast on Wednesday 10 July 8.30am-10.30am.
- University lecturers are invited to meet with the PV Designs team on Wednesday 10 July from 10.30am to noon.
- A special ticketed reception will be held on Thursday 11 July, 6-8pm
TexSelect design village at PV Designs, Premiere Vision Paris, September 17-19, 2019.
- Annual awards ceremony, Wednesday 18 September at 3.30pm.