Texprint® Ceremony

Yesterday, in the presence of rosita missoni, texprint® awared prizes to new talents working in textile design. 

From optic art to Russian constructivism and Japan, the inspirations of Jessica Leclere (photo) (Designs, 5Y58) combine minimalism and creativity in one and the same textile vision. The talent of this 26 year old designer, recently graduated from London’s Royal College of Art, was singled out twice yesterday during the awards ceremony of the Texprint® Prizes, for the Fashion Award and The Woolmark Company Prize. “I wanted to push knits, to make them unfurl in space,” she explained while showing one of her perfectly round knits, structured in navy/white and playing on empty and solid areas, a blur of visual and textile illusions.