Limited edition Liberty printed headscarvesTuesday, 02 February 2010
Three hand-hand printed winning designs from the Texprint/Com ON nationwide design competition are launched in a limited edition at Liberty. The competition was devised and organised by non-profit organisation Texprint. The scarves can be bought during February 2010 and will retail at £105 each.
The collaboration was launched in conjunction with Confindustria Como, an organisation that works to bring together young designers and manufacturers from the Como silk industry. Supported by Liberty, this initiative supports up-and-coming design talent by offering a retail platform.
The competition challenged print design students from 24 leading art schools to create concepts to celebrate Italian locations under the theme ‘The Grand Tour’. Siena, Bergamo and Capri were the three locations that feature in the winning scarves created by designers who trained at Birmingham City University, Loughborough University and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, respectively.
The winners were judged by a professional panel of including Elena Alfani, director of accessories at Salvatore Ferragamo, and buying director for Liberty, Ed Burstell.