Graduate Fashion Week

ARTSTHREAD - Graduate Fashion Week

Arts Thread is proud to be a partner of Graduate Fashion Week – click on the image above to see the Arts Thread portfolios of Graduate Fashion Week exhibitors 2013.

Website: Graduate Fashion Week

Dates: Saturday 31st May – Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Location: The Truman Brewery, 11 Hanbury St, E1 6QR

Arts Thread is the official online portfolio website for Graduate Fashion Week and we were at the show to help the graduates find jobs or advise them how to start their own business.

View the 2013 Graduate Fashion Week portfolios on ARTS THREAD.

View the GFW 2013 Winners

Showcasing the work of over 1,000 graduates from some of the most influential UK and international universities, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting over 20,000 guests each summer, the event features 22 catwalk shows, large exhibition from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show.

Graduate Fashion Week provides an unrivalled platform for the promotion of new talent. Designed to bridge the gap between graduation and employment, Graduate Fashion Week is responsible for launching the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time including Christopher Bailey who was the winner of the first ever Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.

Image credits: 2013 Gold Award Winner Lauren Smith, Edinburgh College of Art / Menswear Award Winners 2013 Shauni Douglas and Olivia Creber, Edinburgh College of Art


Texprint 2014

ARTSTHREAD - Texprint 2014

Arts Thread is proud to be a partner of Texprint – click on the image above to see selected portfolios of Texprint designers from 2014.

Trained in Britain. The Texprint 50 designers (24 winners, 26 reserves) have been selected following a rigorous interview process from over 200 applicants submitted by British colleges and universities at both BA and MA levels.

These are the designers who have shown outstanding work in their chosen discipline, and who impressed the Texprint interview panels with their creativity and desire to succeed in the professional world.

View the selected 2014 Texprint portfolios on ARTS THREAD

The final 24 selected are introduced to buyers, press and sponsors at the Texprint London event and at Indigo / Première Vision in Paris. The work of some will also be exhibited at Intertextile Shanghai in October. Texprint’s aim is to showcase their skills to the international industry while providing expert mentoring and support as they launch their careers.

Texprint is entirely funded by the generous sponsorship of industry and by British charitable foundations. Our sponsors believe wholeheartedly in supporting textile design talent and in encouraging design innovation and excellence.

Many Texprint alumni now enjoy high profile creative roles within the international textile, fashion and interior design industries.


Call for Entries: D(esign)-day

ARTSTHREAD - Call for Entries: D(esign)-day



Website: D(esign)-day

Location: any

Experience/age: any

How: Email

Deadline: April 22 2013

Your work in the spotlight during D(esign)-day

See image gallery from the November 2012 edition

See list of confirmed designers for May 2013

Are you a designer who likes to meet new clients, do you design and manufacture yourself, and can you tell an interested public more about your work? Then join the next D(esign)-day on 24, 25 and 26 May 2013 in the SAM Decorfabriek in Maastricht. Present your work, join an extensive network of talent, generate new contracts and sale without commission!

Exhibition, auction and exhibition

D-day is a mix of an exhibition, auction and fair. Established designers and up-and-coming talent present their work to a large number of visitors. D-day offers a podium to designers, with the philosophy of sustainability, personality and good use of materials in mind. In addition, D-day increasingly functions as an intermediary within a strong community of designers and clients.

Want to articipate in D-day in May 2013?

-D-day gets more and more media attention every year. Industry and other clients also become increasingly more interested in the potential of D-day.

-There is no commission on your sales. Your only investment is the fee for the stand. This depends on the surface of your stand. The lowest entry fee is
€ 375,- Visit our site for more info.

-D-day gives you a nice location, the PR, a catalogue and the invitations.

– Designers and the public can easily find each other at D-day. Each edition the network of designers expands.

– Part of D-day is the design auction. Each participant brings in one piece for the auction. Details about these auctions will be available on the site.

– On 23 May 2013 D-day starts with opening drinks for media and personal guests.

Join this booming design event and sign up before 22 April 2013. Visit our website for more information. or contact the organisation via mail or call Hester Coolen +31 (0)6-30030514


Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes Mulhouse

ARTSTHREAD - Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes Mulhouse


Online collection (charges apply):

Address: Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes, 14, rue Jean-Jacques Henner, BP 1468 – 68072 Mulhouse, France

Open: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 12.00 midday, 14.00 – 18.00, Monday closed

Admission price: General 7€, students 3.50€,

The museum of printed textiles at Mulhouse catalogues the development of European printing from the designs brought back by merchants from Asia, especially from India in the 17th century, through the development of printing in Europe from artisan to industrial production through the 18th, 19th and 20th century.

Designers, students and researchers can visit the archive, which charges a design fee for the exclusive use of the designs. These visits are by appointment only.

In 1833, a group of textile manufacturers based in and around Mulhouse formed an Industrial Society known as the “Societé Industrielle”. They decided to collectively archive the designs they produced. In order to complement their own personal collections they added designs from other countries, and from earlier times. This collection grew in importance to become what is today the premier collection of printed textiles in the world. The original purpose of this design collection was to inspire artists and designers of the time by introducing them to new and different patterns and styles.

This long established history of sharing ideas continues today in the form of the textile research room, the S.U.D. More than 3 million samples are housed here, spanning three centuries of design history. In addition to the S.U.D the library of around 9000 volumes welcomes researchers and students.


MoMu ModeMuseum

ARTSTHREAD - MoMu ModeMuseum


Online collection:

Address: MoMu Mode Museum, Nationalestraat 28, B-2000 Antwerp

Open: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00, closed Monday

Admission price: adult €6, students €4

The MoMu-Fashion Museum has a collection of over 25.000 items: clothing, shoes, accessories, lace etc and these can be viewed online. The policy is to collect historical costumes (the oldest pieces date back to the 16th century),  as well as pieces by contemporary designers such as Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto, Bernhard Willhelm, Ann Demeulemeester etc and to keep them in the best possible conditions.

Since 1977 the textile and costume museum has aimed to gather an exciting and coherent collection, growing steadily through purchases, loans and donations. Many collections are interesting for scientific and historic research, including the collection of print blocks for fabric and a catalogue of work by Hélène Braun who conducted research on traditional clothes and hand-weaving in Europe, from the 1930’s to the fifties.

In addition, the musuem has a huge collection of 18th-20th century costumes, including dresses, hats, jewellery, scarves and lingerie.

The museum also has a unique collection of regional clothes from the Antwerp Kempen region, lace (bobbin and needle lace), embroidery and religious textiles.

The Mode Museum runs two themed exhibitions a year, and regularly has exhibition projects on display in the Museum Gallery. In addition, the museum has a comprehensive fashion and design bookshop.