Coldenhove Designers Award

Eerbeek, June 2019 - Coldenhove announces the nominees of the WHENPAPERMEETSFASHION award.
The 10 nominees applied digital textile transfer printing in the 2019 University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) Graduation Expo. The nominees are Nikki en Dafne Noij, Veerle Martens, Leila El Alaoui, Melanie Hazeleger, Eef Hietbrink, Eline Verhoeven, Christina de Korte, Max Cobelens, Arlen Wright & Karenina van den Crommenacker. The award -whose winner will be announced on the 27th of June- consists of an artist in residency at an external digital printing facility to further explore digital printing techniques.  

The jury consists of Linda Valkeman, Hanke Leeuw and Dirk van Vreeswijk. Linda Valkeman is a renowned Fashion Print Designer who graduated at HKU in 2009. Hanke Leeuw is director of the Centre for Life Long Life Learning and Innovation in Education of the University of the Arts Utrecht. Dirk van Vreeswijk is an innovation architect at Coldenhove. Coldenhove is a Netherlands based papermill producing premium sublimation transfer papers for decorating textiles digitally.
In co-creation with BYWIRE.net, Coldenhove initiated in 2017 the WHENPAPERMEETSFASHION open innovation program.
The program connects education communities to the digital sublimation transfer printing industry by installing state of the art printing technology in creative learning environments at schools and universities. The innovation program also co-produces workshops and lectures. For example, In April 2019, a 2 weeks seminar with Lucila Kenny took place on food waste dyeing and sublimation transfer printing.

In cooperation with Roland DG, Coldenhove installed a Texart sublimation printer and calander at the HKU School of Design in Utrecht. Students from fashion- and interior design explore the endless possibilities as is meanwhile done at many fashion, sportswear, interior fabric and advertising printing companies worldwide. We wish all the nominated graduates lots of success in this exciting creative competition! For more info contact Dirk van Vreeswijk. Follow the program on instagram @whenpapermeetsfashion