Essy Winnerholt

Essy Winnerholt (b. 1987) graduated in textile design at the University of Textiles in Borås in June 2015. Essy won Borås Cotton’s design competition for students at the University of Textiles in Borås in the fall of 2015 and her winning entry “Lejdaren” is now in our collection. Essy has interpreted Borås Cotton’s Nordic textile heritage in a personal and secure way. With simple and playful expression, she has created a unique and well-thought-out collection, which forms a link between then and now.

Essy describes the thoughts surrounding her pattern like this.

“The inspiration is taken from strict conference rooms, the people in the rooms, the way they dress and behave. Common to most is the shirt and the patterns they wear; checkered and striped. The starting point was experimenting with the check and the stripe to see where it led. The result was a flowing, searching pattern like a road. A ladder that seeks upwards and takes the viewer forward and away in thought, a brief escape from reality. The leader can take you where you want to go”.

Fabrics designed by Essy Winnerholt