NextGen Awards Première Vision

September 2020 | New 100% Digital International  Competition

NextGen Awards Première Vision is an opportunity for final year students to enjoy international visibility.

Disciplines accepted for the NextGen Awards Première Vision Competition: Prints – Knit – Weaving – Embellishment /Mix Media for either Fashion and/or Interiors.

Première Vision NextGen Awards Winners:

GRAND JURY PRIZE

Annika KIIDRON – Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia

A modern-day fairy tale, a romantic-looking project in which craftsmanship plays the role of Prince Charming. Appreciating true know-hows, and keeping them alive in the face of today’s constraints and enjoyments. Admiring the meticulousness of work done by hand, and focusing awareness on the beauty in the time it takes to make a product. An idea of restoring forgotten pieces in sensitive, digitized versions, bringing them to the forefront to create new narratives. “Give Me My Fairytale” is an ingenious collection of embroidered tapestries, reassembled in a contemporary pixel style for a result that’s both captivating and offbeat. A perfect combination of yesteryear visuals  and contemporary styling. An enchanting project, an updated “Edward Scissorhands”, where authenticity rebels and finds its place in the modern era.

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IMAGINATION PRIZE

Jifang ZHANG – Nottingham Trent University, UK

Knowing how to expertly combine the richness and specificities of diverse and varied materials. To combine traditional and high-tech techniques, fusing metal with plastic, knits or even 3D beads. “The Connection between Depression and Textile Art” takes an experimental approach that underlines the importance of textile choices in designs, even how raw material can play a therapeutic role. Textile sculptures and installations in the form of intriguing, almost disturbing portraits play on precious and sometimes violent protuberances. Faces in which to hide, immerse and reveal oneself.
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INTERIORS PRIZE

Netta GETTA – Shenkar, Israel

 

Inspired by the very core of cities, buildings and structures, a dive into urban construction. A focal point of all architectural building: the grid, emptiness and fullness, space and matter, rigidity and movement. A parallel drawn between urban structures and textile constructions, the union between the raw heaviness of concrete and the agility of fabrics. “About Grid – When Textile and Concrete Meet on the Grid” is an exploration of new textures and new visuals, textile marked by concrete construction.  An examination compounding the basic qualities of each element, where concrete gives strength to fabric and fabric serves as a reinforcement for concrete. Resolutely supple and malleable textile grids that update rawness, and give concrete new sensitive properties.
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MATERIALS INNOVATION PRIZE

Elisa DEFOSSEZ – Aalto University, Finland

The notions of well-being, protection and eco-design are heightened, and showcase a common kindness. A need expressed in the subtlety of colors and textures, reflecting the importance of materiality and touch. “Nukumori” expresses this sentiment through textile research explored through a collection of elaborated surfaces and extravagant volumes, all delicately cut and reassembled. Colors are inspired by the Finnish countryside, the melancholic atmosphere of its forests, with Tencel, wool, foam and cotton blends. Organic, generous shapes and combinations that echo the concept of acoustic walls to create warm and welcoming cocoons overshadowed by interference noise. Vibrating modules to soothe everyday life and bring a reassuring and contemporary comfort.
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The 20 finalists

20 students were selected to compete for the following 4 prizes: The Grand Jury Prize, the Imagination Prize, the Interiors Prize and the Materials Innovation Prize

Amy

Williams

Winchester School of Art

UK

Anjali

 

NIFT

India

Annika

Kiidron

Estonian Academy of Arts

Estonia

Camilla

Oleksy

Bucks New University

UK

Chuang

Sheng

Fu Jen Catholic University

Taiwan

Clare

Hanimann

London College of Fashion

UK

Elisa

Defossez

Aalto University

Finland

Emma

Jones

The Glasgow School of Art

UK

Heloise

Coune

Manchester Metropolitan University

UK

Holly

Goodall

Arts University Bournemouth

UK

Jess

Fauscette

Savannah College of Art and Design

US

Jifang

Zhang

Nottingham Trent University

UK

Karina

Vodovoz

Shenkar

Israel

Margarita and Cristina

Ng Ng

Fashion Institute of Technology

US

Netta

Getta

Shenkar

Israel

Rongdi

Ma

Royal College of Art

UK

Ruth

O’Reilly

The Northern School of Art

UK

Shreya

Parasrampuria

National Institute of Design Ahmedabad

India

Sophie

Jungkvist

The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås

Sweden

Zi-Lun

Huang

Shih Chien University

Taiwan

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