Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Nicola Strathearn, 25

Textile designer

Nicola Strathearn is a star in the making having won the Breaking New Ground prize at last summer’s textiles competition Texprint, chosen by Giles Deacon, and donated by Drapers sister service, WGSN.

Seeing the potential in Nicola’s work to break new fashion ground, Deacon noted at the time that she showed “some beautiful developments of print, texture and fabrics, manipulating them around – really fantastic.”

Strathearn gained a BA printed textiles and surface pattern design from Leeds College of Art and Design and then went on to gain an MA in mixed media textiles at the Royal College of Art.

In 2006 Strathearn won the SETLR fashion competition in Lyon, France, which involved developing a design from concept to final production. She says: “I’m at the early stages of establishing my own business designing accessories and hope to move into garments at a later stage. I’d like to work collaboratively with a fashion designer.”

Julius Schofield, chairman of Texprint, says: “Her work is understated, using new technology and different techniques – half bonding, knitting – in original and surprising ways that are very beautiful. She had the tremendous advantage of honing her skills at the RCA. And she had the experience of working on a collection that went on the runway with Marithé & Francois Girbaud for autumn 08.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.