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1 place – AnastasiaKolesnik (France)

2 place – Olga Anichkina (Belarus)

3 place – Svetlana Katargina and Tatiana Babkova (Russia)

About the Contest Contest task

Solstudio Textile Group and the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Light Industry have launched the fifth international contest for textile designers Textile Design Talents 2022. Owing to the fact last year more than 500 designers from 123 cities and 24 countries applied for participation, including: England, Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, India, China, Israel, USA, Namibia, Indonesia, Puerto Rico and many others.

This year, the competition will become part of a large-scale project to create a new digital platform for the development of textile design Print-a-porter.

The textile design studio Solstudio Textile Design has become the winner and received the grant of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives with this innovative project.

The contest is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the Russian Week of Textile and Light Industry and the INTERFABRIC exhibition.

Today textile design remains the main driver of fashion. The Textile Design Talents Solstudio Award contest is targeted to support talented textile designers and to draw attention of professionals from related spheres to them and create conditions for better application and development of their outstanding capabilities in the industry.

The best works will be loaded to platform Print-a-porter, which will let textile artists be seen by professional buyers of textile designs from various industries, allowing them to sell designs or fabrics, or produce fabric for themselves, developing their own business in textiles, clothing, and other industries.

The competition brought together a strong international jury.

Contest Stages Rules

Deadlines – 7th of February 2021

  • Admission of works by the Contest participants
    till 7 February

  • Announcement of the finalists on the Contest website
    1st of March

  • Contest Award Ceremony within the framework of the of Interfabric Exhibition Opening Ceremony
    14th of March

Awards Take part

First place

The main prize for the winner – IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Italy will grant a summer course “Textile Design: Fashion and Interior” held in English language at IED Como. The winner will get also an Award Statuette, a Diploma, AvaCad license and Cad specialist training (CST) from AvaCad company.

Thanks to its manufacturing production, whose great quality is worldwide known, and to its approach to innovation, Como has been an important centre of the last century artistic avant-garde, with the fine arts academy Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli as a reference point and an essencial part of IED network. The academic offer ranges from undergraduate to master programs in textile design and furniture design, up to production and restoration of artworks, drawing fully from the local excellences in material and craftsmanship.

Second place

Certificate for any educational course provided by Fashion Factory business school.

Fashion Factory was opened in 2013. The school’s portfolio includes more than 25 educational programs – from creating a clothing brand to opening its own sewing workshop. The school’s teachers are experienced practitioners from the fashion industry and fashion brand founders.

Third place

Digital textile printing of the winner’s print collection of 10 patterns at the participant’s option, at the Solstudio Industry factory . The production is fully funded by the Contest Organizer.

Solstudio Industry Printing of design patterns on all types of textile fabrics: natural, synthetic and blended.


The Contest is assessed by an independent international jury consisting
of the world leading professionals of textile design.

More about the contest
  • Srini Srinivasan

    President WDO, Canada
  • Giovanni Ottonello

    Art Director IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy
  • Manon Mangin

    Premiere Vision. Product Manager – Fashion Dept.
  • Fanny Chow

    Strategist, Prints & Graphics WGSN. UK
  • David Shah

    Publisher & CEO Metropolitan Publishing BV, Netherland
  • Fulvio Alvisi

    Textile Coordinator in Accademia Galli, IED Como, Italy
  • Debbie Buchan

    Customer Services Director, AvaCad. UK
  • Andrey Razbrodin

    President of the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Light Industry, Russia
  • Alena Akhmadullina

    Founder of brand Alena Akhmadullina
  • Alexandra Kaloshina

    Founder of Solstudio Textile Group, Russia
  • Irina Rybaulina

    Head of the Department «Textile arts and Ornaments», Moscow State Textile University named by A.N.Kosygina, Russia


Contest partners