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Winter School

Winter School is an exciting global online design event that gives you experience working to A/W 17/18 trend briefs, helps build your portfolio, connect with other designers and gives you the opportunity to get your work published!


Winter School 2017 is now underway with hundreds of designers participating from 44 countries – WOW!

We’re all geared up for a January full of pattern, colour, design, community, winning prizes and lots of fun and we’re loving the amazing ideas, mood boards, sketches, collages and pattern designs being shared on Instagram already – search #winterschool2017.

Our first galleries have available for your viewing pleasure! The second galleries will be published on February 3, 2017!


Tech Stripe

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Intermediate Track – OPULENT // DARK VEILS

Dark Veils

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Advanced Track – GLAM // BOHO ROCK

Boho Rock

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Watch Rachael’s video

Rachael Taylor shares some insight into what participants can expect at this year’s Winter School:

Winter School Partners

We are delighted to be partnering again with the fantastic trend house Patternbank and digital textile printing experts Fashion Formula following another successful Summer School in 2016.

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Patternbank has kindly supplied six Autumn/Winter 17/18 trends (two per track) for the Winter School creative briefs and we can’t wait to share them with you. They’re fab!

Fashion Formula

Fashion Formula is kindly offering a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize per track:

  • 1st prize: 3 meters of any fabric from their range and 2 tea towels
  • 2nd prize: 1 meter of any fabric from their range and 1 tea towel
  • 3rd prize: 2 fat quarters of any fabric ( 65 x 48 cm) and 1 tea towel

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Sorry if you missed taking part in this fabulous global design event in 2017, hop on the waiting list to be the first to hear when registration opens for Summer School 2017!




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