Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize 2020
Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and fellow curator Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the continuation of their international design prize, to be awarded to a textile or fashion design student who exhibits innovative thinking and inspiring creativity in textiles.
For the fifth year running the prize is part of Edelkoort and Fimmano’s TALKING TEXTILES initiative that promotes textile education and creativity, with the winner announced in New York on September 18th 2020 at the TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE. The entire month of September is NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH, a dynamic city-wide textile festival that promotes textile awareness.
The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize honors Dorothy Waxman, the original driving force behind Trend Union and Edelkoort Inc. in the United States and contributing reporter to the magazines View on Colour, Textile View and Viewpoint. Waxman’s insatiable curiosity and discerning eye for the
avant-garde has inspired Edelkoort and her team for decades. Waxman also introduced the American fashion industry to European textile partners with her work at the Fashion Group. As an avid textile aficionado, she believes that creative fabrics can change the design landscape in profound ways.
The competition is international and is open to students who are currently enrolled in an educational institution teaching textiles, fashion or knitwear creating original fashion, interior or lifestyle textiles.
Based on creativity, innovation and aesthetics, finalists will be selected by a jury.
The prize is $5,000 for the winner who will be announced at the TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE in New York on Friday September 18th 2020.
Submissions deadline: June 22nd, 2020 Prize announcement: September 18th, 2020 in New York
Exhibition of the 15 finalists takes place in New York September 15th – 21st, 2020
Submissions should be by email:
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