Textile Forum is collaborating with the Fashion Retail Academy and sponsors HSBC Bank and Ringhart Fabrics, in a competition for students to create a shirt that will encourage city workers to cycle to meetings.
Students are required to produce research, sketches and designs utilising Ringhart Fabrics’ cycle print and complementary plain fabrics, plus a sewn garment in a basic white cloth. Fifteen students will then be selected to pitch their concepts to a judging panel of industry experts, who will select five finalists whose designs will be produced. The finalists’ shirts will be displayed at a networking event at HSBC’s offices in London, and the winning design will then be displayed at Textile Forum’s show on 4-5 March 2015 at One Marylebone, London.
“This innovative competition captures the increasing interest in cycling and also provides a great opportunity for Textile Forum and our sponsors to work with the next generation of fabric buyers and designers,” says Linda Laderman, co-founder of Textile Forum.