The Textile Print project is a collaborative fashion project created by Diana Opoti to explore collaboration between designers and visual artists. For the project, 3 designers will each partner with a visual artist across different disciplines to create a new print or textile that is a reflection of an African contemporary story.
In the creation of the new prints, the project will challenge the collaborators to look into cultural contexts of untold traditional African textiles ranging from patterns; symbolisms to status or materials used and then merge these stories with modern interpretations and sustainable production methods to recreate a new narrative of African textiles.
The textiles presented in the final capsule collections of the designers should in a sense tell a story of the continuously evolving Africa as interpreted by each collaborator.
Come back for more on the Textile Print Project in January 2017.
The British Council has awarded The Textile Print Project the new Art new Audiences grant
Are you an artist interested in Architecture, Design and Fashion?
The British Council Architecture Design Fashion team produce, commission and coordinate a diverse array of projects linking designers and cultural institutions around the world. Have a look at the International Fashion Showcase and our diverse programmes partnerships with cultural institutes, festivals and embassies.