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Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design student Elisa Defossez won the Materials Innovation prize at at NextGen Awards Première Vision

NUKUMORI textile collection by Elisa Defossez
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Aalto ARTS Student Elisa Defossez from the Master’s Programme in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design is one of four winners at the NextGen Awards Première Vision. She won the Materials Innovation category prize. The international competition received 532 student portfolios, submitted from 80 internationals schools from 24 countries. Première Vision is among the leading organizers of Textile and Fashion Fairs. The event is considered as the heart of an international network. It’s a must-attend event for all innovative designers. The Grand Jury is composed of the Première Vision creative team. 

Elisa Defossez entered the competition with her Master’s Thesis Project Nukumori – Surfaces of coziness.

“Nukumori is a Japanese word that designates a feeling of coziness. Considered as a holistic experience, coziness is therefore lived through bodily senses, but also memories and feelings. Warmth, kindness, and the presence of a loved one have commonly associated terms in the collective imagination. Nukumori is a collection of surfaces. At the frontier of surface and volume, this mixed media collection is composed of textile woven projects and surface sketch experiments with various materials. This collection aims for a new interpretation of common disciplines, technics, and materials. Textile discipline is therefore seen in a broad scope. Texture and color subtleties are at the core of the collection, translating emotions and comfortable feeling in tactfully and materially ways.”

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