IED Network

December 12, 2019

IED in Russia for Textile Design Talents 2020

Giovanni Ottonello, IED Art Director,  is a jury member of the third contest for young textile designers Textile Design Talents 2020, that has been announced by the company Solstudio Textile Group and the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Light Industry on November 1, 2019.

The contest will take place with the assistance 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.

The Textile Design Talents Solstudio Award contest is aimed at supporting talented textile designers by drawing the attention of all branch professionals and creating the conditions for better application and development of their outstanding capabilities in the industry. The last year more than 500 designers from 123 cities and 24 countries applied for participation, including: England,Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, India, China, Israel, Chile and many others. 

Elsa May, fashion department of Première Vision; Izabel Wharton, editor, print & graphics at WGSN; Mary-Ann Dunkley, Design Director at Liberty Fabrics; David Shah, founder of the international magazine Textile View; Giovanni Ottonello, Art director at IED Istituto Europeo di Design. Also there are Russian leading textile specialists: Andrey Razbrodin, President of the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Light Industry; Alexandra Kaloshina, Founder of Solstudio Textile Group; IrinaRybaulina, Head of the department Textile arts and Ornaments at Moscow State Textile University named by A.N.Kosygina.

Application deadline: February 16, 2020
Winner announcement:
March 18, 2020

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