Tag Archives: Textile Design

Shoes have always been more than just a practical necessity

18 May

Lavishly illustrated with a dazzling array of shoes from all over the world, Shoes: An Illustrated History tells the extraordinary story of this ultimate object of desire, from antiquity to the present.


Stitch Your Brain: The International Embroidery Project 2016

15 Jan

For the third year in a row, visual artist and medical doctor Monika Auch will be running her annual Stitch Your Brain competition, and we’re very eager to announce that we’ll once again be sponsoring this exciting project. Here we’ll be showcasing the work of previous winners, as well as revealing which books the victorious participants will receive this year.


Graduate Profile: Charlotte Ambrose Interview

31 Jul

We sat down with 21 year old Charlotte Ambrose, who told us all about her experiences as a fashion student, and gave us an inside look at what life is like for a recent graduate.


‘Thread Fetish’ and the First Anniversary of Embellished

21 Aug

Internationally renowned fashion trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort has featured Bloomsbury author and textile designer Karen Nicol in her recently published book, Fetishism in Fashion, as Nicol’s own Embellished reaches its first anniversary of publication.


Bloomsbury at Graduate Fashion Week 2013

28 May

Come and visit us at this year’s GFW, stand C06 – there will be lots to see and do!


Graduate Profile, Textile Design – Kate Lynch

28 Jun

New digital technologies have transformed the landscape of fashion design, particularly when it comes to printed textile design. Recently, fashion has seen designers such as Mary Katrantzou making colourful and eclectic prints their signature style. Printed textiles are flavour of the year in the fashion world – to the extent that at the recent Graduate Fashion Week, Julien Macdonald voiced his opinion that the print market is currently ‘saturated’. But many young designers are experimenting with digital, trying out new software and pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved when you move away from traditional methods. Kate Lynch has just graduated with a wholly digital collection. Kate will be selling her work at New Designers and Indigo.


AVA and Urban Outfitters at GFW!

7 Jun

An exciting announcement about our competition this year at Graduate Fashion Week…


NEW! Basics Fashion Design: Research & Design, 2ND EDITION

20 Jan

The second edition of Basics Fashion Design 01: Research & Design will lead you through the crucial stages of the research process for fashion design…



20 Dec

The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design provides an introduction to the creative skills, techniques and processes required by designers in order to produce a professional, creative and commercially aware portfolio. This book is up for grabs in today’s advent giveaway so if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a copy simply comment on this blog post by 4pm tomorrow! […]

Definition of the week… ‘Macintosh’

3 Nov

This week’s definition is taken from The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design