Opening of a new innovative division of the School of Design

On the 8th of May, Dominic Dormeuil went to the United Kingdom to attend the opening ceremony of a new School of Design Building at Leeds University : the Clothworkers’ South Building.
This new building and division of the School of Design is a turning point in the research and development of the modern textile industry, amongst other industries, and is focussed specifically on cloth production.

The new weaving, knitting, digital printing, coloration and colour communication facilities implemented in the School of Design Building are part of an investment plan “in knowledge and opportunity – to provide the very best for our researchers and students […] and to continue to enhance productive relationships between design and technology”, as Chris Carr, the Head of School and Professor of Textile Technology, said.

Together with the new equipment installed in the School’s Clothworkers’ South Building, a new year-long program has been established, which encompasses a large spectrum of new technologies skills, from 3D weaving to innovative inks and digital printing, from innovation in colour imaging and lighting, to increasing sustainability in clothing. New laboratories, exhibition areas and student spaces had also been provided.

At Dormeuil, we believe that this very advanced school will attract the brightest international students & staff to be educated in the future production methods of the cloth industry. We also believe that the School of Design will become as famous and valued as many contemporary fashion schools. As Pierre Cardin wrote about Dormeuil : ”without fabric, nothing is possible.”

As Dominic Dormeuil notes, “We are now looking to work with the School in developing new products and introduce innovations in to the fabrics that will be future world beaters and leaders to be showcased around the world.”


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