Think back to the time when lacemaking was a delicate and fine handcraft that demanded time and skill. Telling a story about the hand that created the object you are holding in yours. Remember Johannes Vermeer’s painting “The Lacemaker” and delve into this long overlooked craft. Imagine entering a room: a light breeze, the curtains gently swaying in the breeze, the last beams of autumn sunlight shining through the lace the woman is affectionately creating, which gradually and powerfully emerges into a beautiful and graceful piece of art.
With this image in mind, you are challenged to transport this delicate craft and atmosphere into a modern context. We invite all textile designers to join us in creating patterns and to become a contemporary lacemaker.
The best designs submitted on jovoto will be chosen and presented to select international fashion brands by the client, who is a renowned textile supplier. In addition to winning up to 5,000€ in community awards, a huge opportunity awaits, to be licensed by a large fashion brand. For every licensed design, you will be paid 100€ for the initial design and an additional 0.20€ in royalties for each meter printed. The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design.
Textile Orbit – The first challenge!
The Lacemaker is the first textile design brief in the Textile Orbit, a carefully curated group of the best textile and pattern designers on jovoto. The designers in the Textile Orbit have the exclusive opportunity to access this challenge and ongoing exciting textile design challenges in the Textile Orbit.
jovoto and our client wants to revolutionize the textile industry with you! Textile Orbit is not only the first talent pool on jovoto, but also a completely new way of working within the fashion industry, which you will play a part in establishing!
The client is seeking to build up a long-term relationship with you and throughout the course of the project you will get to know their values, structures and business, piece by piece, little by little.
To establish this relationship, the client wants to enable you to create the best possible patterns based on the latest fashion trends by giving you comprehensive feedback from the fashion market. You will also gain confidential insights into how their business works that will help you understand their complete design process. As soon as a good relationship and a solid process has been established, the client will reveal their identity!
They are super excited about the road ahead and invite you to participate and share your ideas and feedback. Stay tuned for further information about them soon!
The goal of this project is to gather a wide range of textile patterns focusing on the theme “The Lacemaker”. The best designs will be presented to well-known international fashion brands to be licensed and used in their current and upcoming collections.