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"Hempel Award" international fashion designers contest unveils
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2008-03-26 09:51


Models display creations by German designer David UBL for "Hempel Award" the 16th China International Young Fashion Designers Contest in the first day of China Fashion Week, Beijing, March 25, 2008. [CE.cn]



China International Young Fashion Designers Contest, organized by China Fashion Association since 1993, has attracted almost 30 thousands young fashion designers over 40 countries and regions to be in the contest. Until now, the contest has successively held for 15 years successfully. In these many years, the contest has not only promoted international cooperation and cultural exchange, but also achieved a great number of excellent fashion designers for the update of fashion industry and brand development.

2008, is the historic year for China. Owing to China opening reform, we have gained the great achievement in economic development during the past thirty years and the host of Beijing Olympic Games greatly shows the art charm of Chinese culture and the transfer of textile and fashion industry mode. By this good chance, "Hempel Award" the 16th China International Young Fashion Designers Contest with the theme of Chinese Characters Art, fully prepares the stage for young fashion designers from all over the world to show their art talent and culture background to deepen the understanding of Chinese culture for the foreign fashion designers.

Since the beginning of the 16th "Hempel Award "Contest, the Organizing Committee has received 1656 pieces of illustrations from 23 countries and regions and they are China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Russia, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand and Morocco. Ancient Chinese characters art brings unlimited inspiration for young fashion designers; some takes inspiration from Chinese Calligraphy, some from Chinese characters art framework, some from good meaning of Chinese characters and some from hieroglyph and inscriptions on bronze. No matter what kind of inspiration, it tells the cultural combination of the ancient and the modern, as well as the eastern and the western. After the judges' serious evaluation, 30 contestants from 18 countries and regions have entitled to the finals in Beijing Hotel on March 25, 2008, which unveils the Opening Ceremony of China Fashion Week A/W Collections 08/09.

As the important part for China Fashion Week, "Hempel Award" the 16th China International Young Fashion Designers Contest Organizing Committee invites excellent fashion experts and designers from world famous fashion institutes to act as judges and they are Prof. Giovanni Di Pasquale, Director of International Academy of Fashion, Arts & Costume KOEFIA; Ms. Yvonne Trew, Program Leader of MA Fashion Future in Nottingham Trent University; Ms. Silvia Kadolsky, Dean of ESMOD Berlin-Munich, Germany; Ms. Leena Kaarina Juntunen, Fashion Designer and Principal Lecturer in Fashion Design of Institute of Art and Design, EVTEK University of Applied Sciences;

Ms. Jill Phillips, Technical Director of Whitehouse Institute of Design; Ms. Omura Kyoko, Professor of Bunka Fashion College, Ms. Kwang Sook Sung, Associate Professor of Department of Fashion Design in Tongmyong University etc.

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