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2018 China Institute Fashion Design Competition

April 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:00 – 2:00PM
Event Fee: Free admission but RSVP is required
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

The China Institute Fashion Design Competition supports emerging designers by promoting creativity inspired by China’s culture and aesthetics in contemporary, global design. On April 14, join China Institute for a conversation about Fashion in China and the U.S. with Bil Donovan, Hazel Clark, and Lyn Slater. Following the panel discussion, our Design Competition finalists will debut their submissions in a live runway show that culminates in the selection of the competition’s winner.

To evaluate the young designers’ submissions, China Institute assembled a board of renowned judges with diverse backgrounds at the intersection of art, fashion and design. The judges include: Bil Donovan, Artist-in-Residence at Dior; Hazel Clark, Professor of Fashion Studies and Research Chair of Fashion; Lyn Slater, cultural influencer, model, writer, Professor at Fordham University and founder of the “Accidental Icon” blog; Peter Som, prominent designer and fashion consultant; and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, Associate Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

Dozens of participants competed by submitting a portfolio of three unique designs that comprised of illustrations, technical design details, fabrics and material swatches, and a written statement outlining how their designs were inspired by China. Ten finalists were selected by our panel of judges to create the designs in their portfolios, and will face off in front of our jusdges and audience in this live runway show where they will compete for a $10,000 prize.

The finalists are: Guanyu Chen, Atlanta, GA; Karen Heshi, New York, NY; Shenyue Huang, Atlanta, GA; Zirui Huang, New York, NY; Anqi Jiang, New York, NY; Mia Rubin, New York, NY; Chu Wang, Savannah, GA; Tiantian Wang, New York, NY; Shalyn Webber, Savannah, GA; and Yanting & Yanchen Yao, New York, NY.

Please register online. For questions or to register by phone, please contact Michael Liu at 212-744-8181 ext. 158 or by email at [email protected]


Hair and Make-up for 2018 China Institute Fashion Design Competition is sponsored by Romana Makeup New York.


April 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States
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