The Trenery Guild, a collaborative project that partnered quality clothing with some of South Africa’s leading artists, artisans and craftsmen culminates at this year’s Investec Art Fair with a competition for emerging designers to jump-start their futures. The Trenery print competition challenges local talent to create a winning print design that will be featured in their Summer 2020 collection. The winner stands in line to win an inspiring trip to France to attend a two-week intensive course in ‘Print Patterns & Trends ’ at the prestigious Paris College of Arts.
A panel of respected local creatives form the judging panel, including Visi editor Steve Smith as well as the team of Trenery textile designers based in Australia. Bree Dhaliwal, Trenery’s Senior Textile Designer says “We are looking for an inspired summer print with a uniquely South African interpretation. We want these young designers to consider a delicate balance between hand-drawn and contemporary graphics. The print should be bold and eye-catching while staying true to Trenery’s ethos of timeless modern simplicity.”
As the exclusive fashion sponsor at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, this year Trenery also pays homage to the 11 successful past Guild collaborations with celebrated local artists and artisans, including Banele Khosa, Zizipho Poswa, David Krynauw, and Lisa Firer, to name a few. Drawing the link between the art fair and the brand’s intrinsic DNA, the stand will present an interwoven story-telling experience that visually narrates the craftsmanship that Trenery embeds within their collections.
For more information visit trenerydesigncompetition.co.za.