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Alex Russell

Pathway Leader MA Fashion and Textiles Routes, Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice

Alex Russell

Alex Russell is Postgraduate Pathway Leader for MA Fashion and Textiles Routes and Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice course. Alex's design specialisms include working with printed textiles/surface pattern, digital/new media and generative outputs.

He studied BA and MA Textiles in Manchester, graduating in 1992. He then worked as a freelance designer and part time lecturer, before lecturing full time at Nottingham Trent University from 1994 to 2001. After this, Alex set up a freelance design studio in Brussels and then Amsterdam before moving back to the UK in 2006. He has lectured at Manchester School of Art since 2007, is currently doing a practice-led PhD and continues to work as a designer.

Alex’s freelance work covers a wide range of outputs for fashion, interiors, trend prediction and editorial/publishing. His international client base has included Alexander Henry, Almedahls, Bjorn Borg, C and A, Carven, Eco Tapeter, Etam, European Library, H and M, Kendix, Lee, Lego, Levi Strauss, Matinique/InWear, Moschino, Nanso, Nokia, Oilily, Roberto Cavalli, Schiesser, Speedo, Tom Taylor, Thomas Pink, Tommy Hilfiger and Vero Moda/Jack and Jones. His designs have been widely featured in books and international publications surveying contemporary pattern and print. Alex's book "The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design" was published by AVA Academia in 2011; it has now been translated into French and Spanish.

His research activities are currently focussed on a design practice-led PhD, exploring generative design and developing the possibilities of digital fabric printing. A blog of this project is here:
http://repeatless.blogspot.com/

Projects

Repeatless

Repeatless is a research project that explores the use of generative design and coding to create print and surface pattern for fashion and interior textiles, with the aim of developing the possibilities of digital fabric printing. It forms the content of an MPhil/PhD and an ongoing series of research outputs. Details…

Research

Alex Russell is a member of the Design Research Centre.

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

Russell, A., 2014. Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 08-14 January 2014.

Russell, A., 2013. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 12-14 February 2013.

Russell, A., 2013. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 17-19 September 2013.

Russell, A., 2013. Seamless: The Digital in Design, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 20 September – 3 November 2013.

Russell, A., 2012. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 14-16 February 2012.

Russell, A., 2012. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 19-21 September 2012.

Russell, A., 2011. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 08-11 February 2011.

Russell, A., 2011. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 20-22 September 2011.

Russell, A., 2010. Power of Copying, Xuzhou Museum of Art, Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, 14 May - 10 July 2010.

Russell, A., 2010. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 14-16 September 2010.

Russell, A., 2010. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 9-12 February 2010.

Russell, A., 2009. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 15-18 September 2009.

Russell, A., 2009. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 10-13 February 2009.

Russell, A., 2008. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 23-26 September 2008.

Russell, A., 2008. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 19-22 February 2008.

Russell, A., 2007. Salon Indigo at Premiere Vision, Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, 18-21 September 2007.

Books

Russell, A., 2013. Les Fondamentaux Du Design Textile, Pyramyd Editions, Paris.

Russell, A., 2013. Principios básicos del diseño textil, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona (Spain) and Naucalpan (Mexico).

Russell, A., 2011. The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design, AVA Academia SA, Lausanne.

Book Chapters

Russell, A. and Briggs-Goode, A., 2011. 'Printed Textile Design'. In A Briggs-Goode and K Townsend (eds.) Textile design: Principles, advances and applications, (pp. to follow), Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Quinn, B., 2009. 'Body - Fabric as Second Skin'. In Bradley Quinn (eds.) Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12-19, Laurence King Publishing, London.

Dawber, M., 2008. 'Europe'. In Martin Dawber (eds.) New Fashion Print, 6, 10, 62-68, Batsford, London.

Cole, D., 2007. 'Conversational / Abstract / Organic Patterns'. In Drucilla Cole (eds.) Patterns, 37, 67, 70, 72, 77, 88, 89, 181, 184, 185, Laurence King Publishing, London.

Journal Articles

Russell, A., 2010. 'Patterns Design', XFUNS, June 2008, 64-69.

Presentations

Russell, A., 2013. 'Repeatless: the use of digital technology to extend the possibilities of printed textile design', First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries, Manchester University, 05-06 September 2013, in (Details to follow).