TexSelect is delighted to confirm that Première Vision Group, organiser of the world’s leading sourcing events for fashion professionals, will continue its support for emerging textile designers through an agreement with TexSelect that will build on the programme’s legacy with an international perspective from 2020. Première Vision Group 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.
“Both Première Vision and TexSelect view knit, print, weave and mixed media innovators as being a vital, creative force in the advancement of textile and apparel design,” says Gilles Lasbordes, managing director of Première Vision Group. “Première Vision is committed to giving new designers space and support between university and the launch of their professional practice.”
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 2019 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.