Fashion Transformation! “China Textile City Cup” 2019 Global Fashion Design Elite Challenge saw a perfect ending

Oct 17, 2019  |  by CT

On September 27th, the “China Textile City Cup” 2019 Global Fashion Design Elite Challenge Finals and Awards Ceremony was held during the “2019 Second World Textile Merchandising Conference”, which ended in Keqiao, Shaoxing. After inspiring competition, Chen Jing from China won the gold award, Jadeine Sotiana Whiteside from Fiji and Jin Yongxuan from China won the silver award; Chiara Rossi from Italy, Porramace Poglarpprasert from Thailand, and Yu Chenqi from China won the bronze award; Individual awards also have winners. (full list attached)

Gold Award work “Yesterday’s World”
Chen Jing (China)

Dr. Christian Schindler, Secretary General of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation, Matthijs Crietee, Secretary General of the International Apparel Federation, Mario Boselli, Lifetime Honorary Chairman of the Italian National Chamber of Fashion, Oliviero Giuseppe, Vice President of the European SME Alliance, Simon Colins, founder and CEO of WeDesign and former President of the Fashion Institute of Parsons School of Design;


Silver Award work “Strong Wind”

Jin Yongxuan (China)

Silver Award work “The Vanua”
Jadeine Sotiana Whiteside, (Fiji)

Sun Ruizhe, President of China National Textile and Apparel Council, Chen Dapeng, Vice President of China National Textile and Apparel Council, Fu Longcheng, Vice President of China General Chamber of Commerce, Zhang Xi’an, Vice President of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel, Yuan Hongping, Deputy Secretary General of China National Textile and Apparel Council and Director of Foreign Affairs Office, Qiao Yanjin, Director of China Textile Information Center, Feng Dehu, President of China Textile Planning Institute of Construction, Zhang Qinghui, President of China Fashion Association, Li Binhong, Director of National Textile Development Center, Yan Yan, Director of Social Responsibility Office of China National Textile and Apparel Council, Xu Hong, President and Editor-in-Chief of China Textile Magazine, Ma Weiguang, Secretary of Shaoxing Municipal Committee of the CPC, Lu Wei, Secretary-General of Shaoxing Municipal Committee of the CPC, Shen Zhijiang, Secretary of Keqiao District, Shaoxing City, Zhao Rulang, Mayor of Keqiao District, Shaoxing City; and leaders from industry associations from 45 countries including Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, Pakistan, India, and more than 300 representatives of domestic and foreign textile and apparel enterprises and designers participated in the event.

In order to link the design with the market, industry and business, improve the Keqiao fashion, help more fashion designers to innovate and start a business, build a new platform for design creativity, foster new kinetic energy, and open a new textile engine of “science and technology, fashion and green”, advised by China National Textile and Apparel Council, organized by the People’s Government of Keqiao District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, Construction Management Committee of China Textile City, Keqiao District, Shaoxing City, China Textiles Magazine, co-organized by China Fashion Association, Fashion Dream Incubator, WWW.QFC.CN, The 2019 Global Fashion Design Elite Challenge, the global high-end fashion event was launched in July.

As a brand-new professional and creative event, the “China Textile City Cup” 2019 Global Fashion Design Elite Challenge is different from other traditional events since its inception. It pays more attention to the coordinated development of local industry and international fashion trends, and the integration and symbiosis of fashion industry and supply chain. To this end, since its inception, the competition has been directed to invite high-end global design talent.

Bronze Award work “Darkside Birth of Venus”

Porramace Poglarpprasert (Thailand)

Bronze Award work “RENOVA”
Chiara Rossi (Italy)

Bronze Award work “Fragile & Strong”
Yu Chenqi (China)

The theme of this competition is “Fashion Transformation”. From the beginning of drafting, participants will be guided to design systematically and creatively from various dimensions such as lifestyle, color, fabric texture, functionality, green environmental protection, and so on. It highlights the new orientation and label of “science and technology, fashion and green” textiles. Therefore, in this competition works, we can clearly feel the designer’s deep thinking on the theme and self-personality. When focusing on the practical application of the transformation of “China’s smart-made” fabrics and garments, the works more perfect system of the current fashion trend, the organic combination of technology with fashion and green.

As of the initial evaluation of the event on August 13, the organizing committee received works from more than 450 designers in 19 countries and regions, including France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Japan, Canada, India, Egypt, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Iran, Djibouti, Fiji Islands, Congo, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, China. On the stage of the finals, 20 finalists used the fashion fabrics of China Textile City to transform their ideas into ready-to-wear.

On the stage of the finals, more and more Chinese cutting-edge designers create an outstanding work with an international vision. There are also more and more overseas senior designers who bring their unique ethnic and cultural personality to China.

In the era of media convergence, how to provide better support for industry docking with big data cloud management, how to provide more space for industrial cooperation for all competitors, how to use the “temperament” of Keqiao fabric and the “appearance” of fashion to achieve the ultimate, has become the direction of every participant’s efforts. At the beginning of the planning of this event, the organizers began to cooperate with WWW.QFC.CN in many ways to provide a fabric production fund worth 1,500 yuan for all the finalists. Besides choosing the fabrics for the final works, the shortlisted designers can also experience the characteristics and charm of the fabric enterprises in China Textile City in e-commerce channel display and sales.
At the finals, China Textile City’s high-quality fabrics were given fashion extensions by global designers. The creative concept of the designer also found the path of realization of value. At the same time, Chidoo Holdings Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Jiutian Bengbird Textile Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Cuda Textile Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Keqiao Jinhao Cloth Co., Ltd., Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone Shangqi Textile Co., Ltd., Tongxiang Renjie Import and Export Co., Ltd., Jiaxing Xiuzhou District Wangjiangjing Feiyu Textile Factory, Suzhou Sausun Textile Co., Ltd., Huzhou Zhongzhao Zhenye Silk Weaving Factory and other enterprises have won the “Best Fabric Award”. It is foreseeable that in the future, the cooperation between the two sides will go far beyond this.
To evaluate the professionalism of a competition depends not only on the organizer, the number of entries, the level of work, the propaganda and the re-shaping of the winners, but also the lineup of expert judges. It is understood that the lineup of judges in the finals has taken into account the balance of academic, commercial and creative parties. They are: senior fashion designer Li Xin, the winner of China Costume Meritorious Award, Altobelli Gabriele, President of Confesercenti-Assoartisti, Rea Loredana, Dean of the Frosinone Academy of Fine Arts, Wu Xuekai, the winner of the 6th China Fashion Design “Golden Top Award”, Zhu Lin, Vice President and Product Creative Director of Bosideng Co., Ltd., Qi Gang, the winner of the 12th China Fashion Design “Golden Top Award”, Zhang Shengqin, Director of Art Design of Zhejiang N.Paia Garment Co., Ltd.

2019 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China. After 40 years of reform and opening, the textile industry is bound to usher in an important strategic opportunity period.
On September 27th, the “2019 Second World Textile Merchandising Conference” was held in Shaoxing Keqiao. Focusing on the theme of “Open Collaboration, Technology Driven, Fashion Transformation”, the conference explores the issues of the global textile industry chain value chain restructuring, China’s position and development direction in the new development of the world textile fashion industry.

From the world fabrics distribution center to the origin of global fashion, Keqiao is dressing up the world fashion with high-quality fashion fabrics. Now Keqiao has formed a fashion system focusing on the development of raw materials, fabric research and development, garment home textile design and the cultivation of its own brand. Keqiao fabric has become an IP that can not be ignored in the global fashion industry. Moreover, Keqiao, as the permanent venue of the World Textile Merchandising Conference, has gathered the world’s top design talents and fashion flow. “Belt and Road” unlimited business opportunities, “Silk Road in Keqiao, Connect Whole World Together” fashion opportunities, the construction of “world textile city” irresistible opportunities... The fertile soil of industry and the source of creativity have laid a solid industrial foundation for this competition.
The trend is changing, industries are changing, and events are changing. From grasping the pulse of industry to perceiving the subtle changes of industry, to guiding the crossover integration of industry, “China Textile City Cup” 2019 Global Fashion Design Elite Challenge, which is opening up territory on the global fashion map from the perspective of internationalization.

“China Textile City Cup” 2019 Global Fashion Design Elite Challenge winners list
Gold Award (1)
Chen Jing (China)
Silver Award (2)
Jadeine Sotiana Whiteside (Fiji)
Jin Yongxuan (China)
Bronze Award (3)
Chiara Rossi (Italy)
Porramace Poglarpprasert (Thailand)
Yu Chenqi (China)
Individual Awards (5)
Best Creation Award: Hu Yu (China)
Media Attention Award: Jana Blank (Netherlands)
Best Commercial Promotion Value Award: Fan Yixian (China)
Best Fabric Innovative Application Award: Natascha Wanvestraut (Italy)
Most Potential Original Designer Brand Award: Wang Ziwei (China)
New Designer Award (8)
Ksenia Kolesnikova (Russia)
Irida Malka (France)
Sun Binhe (China)
Halima Ali Mohamed (Djibouti)
Chen Yumei (China)
Xixi (China)
Masami Okano (Japan)
Zhangeldiyeva Moldir (Kazakhstan)
Best Fabric Award (8)
Chidoo Holdings Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Jiutian Bengbird Textile Co., Ltd.
Shaoxing Cuda Textile Co., Ltd.
Shaoxing Keqiao Jinhao Cloth Co., Ltd.
Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone Shangqi Textile Co., Ltd.
Tongxiang Renjie Import and Export Co., Ltd.
Jiaxing Xiuzhou District Wangjiangjing Feiyu Textile Factory
Suzhou Sausun Textile Co., Ltd.
Huzhou Zhongzhao Zhenye Silk Weaving Factory





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