2018 Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize


Submission Deadline

Student July 14, 2018

Please note that this competition has expired and is for reference only. See our active listings for competitions.

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and fellow curator Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the continuation of an annual international design prize which is awarded to a textile or fashion design student who exhibits innovative thinking and inspiring creativity in textiles. The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize honors Dorothy Waxman, the original driving force behind Trend Union and Edelkoort Inc. in the United States and contributing reporter to the magazines View on Colour, Textile View and Viewpoint. Waxman’s insatiable curiosity and discerning eye for the avant-garde has inspired Edelkoort and her team for decades. Waxman also introduced the American fashion industry to European textile partners with her work at the Fashion Group. As an avid textile aficionado, she believes that creative fabrics can change the design landscape in profound ways.

Proudly supported by America’s leading carpeting and flooring company MOHAWK, the prize winner will receive $5,000 and coverage on the online interactive trend platform, TrendTablet.com. The prize is part of Edelkoort and Fimmano’s TALKING TEXTILES initiative that promotes textile education, creativity and awareness.

The competition is open to students from any country currently enrolled in a textile, fashion or knitting course creating original fashion, interior or lifestyle textiles. Based on creativity, innovation and aesthetics, finalists will be selected by a jury of industry experts. MOHAWK GROUP is generously providing US $5,000 for the prize winner who will be announced at the TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE during NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Applicants should fill in the attached form and send their entries by post or email.

Visit the Competition website for more information.