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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 and connect with other designers, and gives you the opportunity to get your work published!


Join the waiting list to hear when registration for Winter School 2018 opens!

2017 kicked off in style as we celebrated all things pattern, colour, and community at the Make it in Design Winter School!

We’ve loved looking at all of the amazing mood boards, sketches, paintings, collages, ideas, and pattern designs from hundreds of creatives across 44 countries.

Our Winter School winners have been announced and all of our galleries are available below for your viewing pleasure! Click the links to see the full galleries, or search #winterschool2017 on Instagram to see the works in progress  – ENJOY!

The team at Patternbank have also revealed their top Winter School picks on their blog too – check them out!

Beginner Track brief 2 – REIMAGINE // EARTH TEXTURE

Beginner brief 2 earth texture

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Intermediate Track brief 2 – WILDERNESS // BROKEN BEAUTY


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Advanced Track brief 2 – OPULENT // WONDROUS NATURE

Advanced cb2

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Beginner Track brief 1 – REIMAGINE // TECH STRIPE

Tech Stripe

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Intermediate Track brief 1 – OPULENT // DARK VEILS

Dark Veils

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Advanced Track brief 1 – 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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