Surface Pattern Design Exhibits at the International Trade Fair Premiere Vision in Paris


University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) students from BA and MDes Surface Pattern Design, Swansea College of Art, collaborated to generate a ‘fashion forward’ body of work for the Bilidowcar UWTSD stand at the International Trade Fair, Premiere Vision Paris.

UWTSD students operated under the Bilidowcar name, strongly backed by the Swansea College of Art and UWTSD brand.

Swansea College of Art represented the only Welsh University ever to take part in the event. This was the 10th time that the Surface Pattern programme held a stand at the event, where students have the opportunity to sell their work to international clients.

Premiere Vision takes place twice a year in Paris, in February and September, coinciding with the fashion seasons.  The event is vast and attracts visitors from all over the world, from every level and section of the fashion and textiles industry and design sector.  The event lasts for three days. 

The students hosted the stand and liaised directly with the visitors, promoting themselves, their peers and University.

Premiere Vision attracts a broad audience of textile related visitors, primarily from the textiles for fashion context.  Student work is exposed to international buyers, designers, mills, fabric producers, trend agencies and studios, alongside long established studios and only a few other Universities. 

This year, 2nd year student Georgina Angelone’s design was selected by the Programme Team as the banner for the Bilidowcar stand.  Georgina’s design was selected for its rich palette, it’s contemporary interpretation of the recurrent and ever popular theme of birds and botanicals and its distinct and directional design identity.

More notably, Premiere Vision selected Georgina’s image to be used in the focal areas of the Fair for visitors and exhibitors to meet and be inspired.  Her design was featured alongside industry big hitters such as Tom Cody NY and London, and Longina Phillips Designs, Sydney.  Her design was the only one selected from the Universities attending the event. 

The Surface Pattern Design programme at Swansea College of Art is committed to developing external links and embedding employability across the whole student experience.  It does so creatively and with relevance to the sector that the students are endeavouring to launch themselves into.

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