Talking Textile: The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize

Dorothy Waxman Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and fellow curator Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the creation of a new international design prize to be 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 EDELKOORT INC. in New York, the award winner will receive $5,000 and coverage on the online interactive trend platform, The award 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. The winning design will be chosen by Dorothy Waxman based on its aesthetic and creative identity. Applicants should fill in the attached form and send their entries by post or email.

Submissions deadline: Friday, April 24th, 2015

Award announcement: May 13th, 2015 posted on

Submissions by email:

Submissions by post: Edelkoort Inc. 205 East 16th Street, Suite 1A, New York, N.Y. 10003  United States

(posted submissions & swatches will not be returned)

More submission information, and the submission form, can be viewed here.