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December 21, 2021

IED in Russia for Textile Design Talents 2022

Giovanni Ottonello, IED Art Director, together with Fulvio Alvisi, IED Como Coordinator of First Level Master course in Textiles are the jury members of the 5th International Competition for Textile Designers “Textile Design Talents”, that has been announced by Solstudio Textile Group and Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Light Industry with a support of the Russian Week of Textile and Light Industry, the INTERFABRIC exhibition and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia MINPROMTORG – the official partner of IED Group.

Last year more than 500 designers from 123 cities and 24 countries applied for participation, including: England, Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, India, China, Israel, USA, Namibia, Indonesia, Puerto Rico and many others.

This year, the competition will become part of a large-scale project to create a new digital platform for the development of textile design Print-a-porter. The textile design studio Solstudio Textile Design has become the winner and received the grant of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives with this innovative project. 

The best works will be loaded to platform Print-a-porter, which will let textile artists be seen by professional buyers of textile designs from various industries, allowing them to sell designs or fabrics, or produce fabric for themselves, developing their own business in textiles, clothing, and other industries.

IED Italy will grant the main prize for the winner: a Summer course in Textile Design: Fashion and Interior, held in English at Accademia Aldo Galli – IED Como.

Application deadline: February 7, 2022
Winner announcement: March 14, 2022

Check full regulations and the prize fund on the official web site of the contest.