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Hempel Award the 25th China International Young Fashion Designers Contest

2016-08-16 10:01:03

Organized by: China Fashion Association   Hempel International Group

♦Theme of the Contest:
Leave blank
“ Leaving blank” is an important expression way in our traditional art, which is widely used in the field of Chinese painting , ceramics, and poetry.
Blank means leaving the corresponding blank purposely in works, to make the whole work and composition more refined and imaginative.
From the view of art, blank is an art that makes the blank as its carrier and further renders an artistic conception of beauty. From the view of use, blank more refers to a simple and comfortable idea. Use of blank has been extended to the field of cultural works, drama and other fields in today, and it has become a unique aesthetic symbol in the Chinese traditional culture.

a)Dyeing technology is one of the commonly-used expression way in fashion design. With the development of technology, from the traditionalwax dyeing, tie dyeing in China to today’s digital printing, dyeing has been continuously improved and innovated. By the contest, we hope the contestants can bring the technology of dyeing and idea of how to interpret the”dyeing” to the fashion design, and finish the creative collection in accordance with the contest theme (3-4 outfits);
b) Designs must be based on the contestants’ original ideas and have never gone public before the contest;
c) Designs should be in line with current trends and cultural characteristics;
d) Distinctive style, well presented, clothing and accessories in good order.

♦Represent Form
a) Design Drawings: colored silhouettes (27cm*40cm) with attachment of theme, sketches of each style, design inspiration and sample fabrics (5cm*5cm);
b) Final collection: clothes made from selected design drawings in preliminary evaluation.

Candidates must be under the age of 35 (i.e. be born on or after January 1,1981), regardless of nationality and geographic location.

♦Awards (all the prize is before tax)
One Gold Award with cash prize of CNY 50,000 round air tickets to and from Beijing by airplane for the contestant self and free sightseeing tour for one week;
Two Sliver Awards with cash prize of CNY 20,000 round air tickets to and from Beijing by airplane for the contestant self and free sightseeing tour for one week;
Two Bronze Awards with cash prize of CNY 15,000;
One Enterprise Award、One Internet popularity Award with cash prize of CNY- 5000;
Several Excellent Awards with cash prize of CNY 2500;
China Fashion Association will issue the above awards.
Shortlist players will join the "Hempel Award" emerging designer salon and selected winners will have chance to hold his/her personal fashion show or participate in joint fashion show during the China Fashion Week supported by Hempel International Group.

♦Contest Evaluation
Jury Team: The jury is comprised of internationally well-known scholars, designers, fashion critics and artist;
Preliminary Evaluation: Based on design drawings submitted and shortlisted candidates will be informed in written form in late of December 2016
Final and Awarding: Candidates should bring their clothes of selected design drawings in preliminary evaluation to Beijing for final competition.

Sep.-Dec.8th,2016      Submit designs to the Organizing Committee
Mid and late Dec.2016   Preliminary Evaluation
Jan.-Mar.20th,2017      Selected candidates finish all the clothes, judging internet popularity award
Late Mar,2017         Final and Awarding

a)Design drawings are required, and one candidate for one collection;
b)Personal information of the candidates such as nationality, name, gender, age and contact information (address, postal code, fax, tel and email) must be clearly stated at the back of fashion drawings;
c)Design drawings should be submitted before December 8th, 2016 (according to the postmark). Whether the drawings are selected or not by the preliminary evaluation, they will not be returned;
d)Please download the application form from the website
e)Shortlisted candidates should cover the transportation to Beijing by themselves. The Organizing committee will afford Four-day accommodation for the shortlist in Beijing;
f)The organizers have right to use the submitted drawings for promotion purposes in the future.

♦Contact Information
Address: Hempel Award Contest Organizing Committee,
3F, A Building. D•PARK, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Beijing, 100015, China
Contact: Ms. Miumiu/Ms.Melissa He /Mr John Zhang
Telephone: +86 10 84562288—304/305/308  Fax: +86 10 84572699 


Download:Contestant’s Acknowledgment to The 25th Hempel Award China International Young Fashion Designers Contest

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