Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Four European academies honoured ahead of Heimtextil

Four European academies honoured ahead of Heimtextil

Nov '18
Courtesy: Heimtextil Messefrankfurt
Courtesy: Heimtextil Messefrankfurt
Four European design academies have won the ‘New & Next University Contest’ ahead of Heimtextil to be held during January 8-11, 2019. The academies, from the UK, Switzerland, Slovakia and Hungary, will be given a trade fair stand at Heimtextil where they will present their design works to an international audience. The contest is meant to promote newcomers.

With the ‘New & Next University Contest’ for budding textile designers, which is taking place for the first time, Messe Frankfurt is promoting the next generation and putting outstanding higher education institutions in the spotlight of the international trade fair. An expert jury initially chose the best student works out of 21 submissions in the field of textile design. The four universities who showed the strongest overall performance were then identified.

Leeds Arts University from the UK, Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst from Switzerland, Academy of Fine Arts and Design from Slovakia and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design from Hungary were declared the winners of the competition.

As a reward for their outstanding work, the universities and their students can look forward to the prize of a stand at the upcoming Heimtextil. The academies will present their student designs as part of the product segment ‘Textile Design’.

“We’re expecting first-rate work that will attract great interest from industry representatives,” predicts Sabine Scharrer, director of Heimtextil at Messe Frankfurt. “With this, the four university presentations will be a fantastic addition to the `Textile Design’ product segment, which is the world’s biggest platform of its kind with around 250 studios.”

The jury comprised representatives from industry as well as associations and universities. Jury members included Hervé Francois from Mitwill Textiles Europe in France, Diane Harrison from the UK-based design studio of the same name, Lutz Walter from the European general association EURATEX and Prof Tina Moor from the Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst.

‘New & Next’ has been synonymous with the promotion of newcomers at Heimtextil for many years now. Under this title, Heimtextil presents young labels that are being represented at Heimtextil for the first time. Around 30 newcomers with fresh design ideas are expected to attend in January. In the ‘Textile Design’ product segment in particular, young studios inspire with exciting designs. ‘New & Next’ participants will also be offering creative design products for bathrooms, beds and tables. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2021

80% of unwanted textiles in Australia’s NSW end up in landfill in 2020

Of almost 305,000 tonnes of textiles discarded in Australia’s New...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2021

More than 75% of S Korean exporters to China hit by pandemic: survey

A survey of 540 South Korean exporting firms by the Korea...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2021

Reimagine India’s innovation agenda for textile-apparel sector: Koshy

Resetting and reimagining the innovation agenda for the...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Multi-functional garments will be next big thing

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Uniform designing is a numbers game

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Susanna Koelblin,

Susanna Koelblin

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that...

Kriti Kanodia,

Kriti Kanodia

A TV show in 2012 where actor Sonam Kapoor customises her own pair of...

Harleen Kaur,

Harleen Kaur

Established in 2017 and headquartered New York, the label Harleen Kaur...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Dr Anup Rakshit, ITTA

Dr Anup Rakshit

The Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) is the only association of ...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg

Frank Heislitz

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search