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2020 China Institute Fashion Design Competition Finale, Panel Talk, Runway Showcase

December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

Join our fashion show of cutting edge Chinese designs and a panel discussion with top fashionistas marking the culmination of our annual China Fashion Competition. The competition supports emerging designers and promotes creativity inspired by China’s culture and aesthetics in contemporary, global design. This year’s competition is introducing a sustainability component to promote socially conscious and environmentally friendly fashion.

The program will open with the discussion “Chinese Fashion Goes Green: A Conversation with Fashion Leaders” with Jinqing Cai and Simon Collins.

Following the discussion will be a runway show featuring the collections of the competition finalists and the announcement of the 2020 Design Competition winner.

Watch here or on YouTube!

China Fashion Goes Green Panelists

Jinqing Cai
President of Kering Greater China

In 2002, she co-founded the PR firm New Alliance Consulting International in Beijing. In 2005, Ms. Cai became the founding partner of Brunswick Beijing and later in 2012 joined Christie’s as the first Managing Director of Christie’s China. She was appointed President of Christie’s China in 2014 and then Chairman in 2016. She joined Kering Greater China in September 2018.

Simon Collins
Global Design Leader

Simon Collins is a thinker, speaker, writer, educator, designer, TV presenter, advisor, a former Dean of Fashion at Parsons, and former creative director at Nike. Collins has done extensive work in recent years on education around sustainable fashion.

Fashion Design Competition Judges

Hazel Clark, PhD
Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies
Parsons School of Design

Dr. Hazel Clark is Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design where she teaches on the MA Fashion Studies program. She has works internationally and her research and writing covers fashion in China, fashion curation, the everyday, and the politics and ethics of fashion.

Bil Donovan
Fashion Illustrator, Dior’s Artist-in-Residence

Bil Donovan is one of todays most accomplished and revered fashion illustrators, deemed so by Christian Dior, who appointed him their first Artist-in-Residence for Dior Beauty in 2009, a role he continues to serve in as illustrator for the brand. Donovan’s illustrations are included in the Permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Donovan utilizes an innate sense of selectivity in his work to communicate the essence of glamour, luxury and style.

Kyunghee Pyun, PhD
Associate Professor
Fashion Institute of Technology

Kyunghee Pyun is an Associate Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Her scholarship focuses on history of collecting, reception of Asian art, diaspora of Asian artists, and Asian American visual culture. She was a Leon Levy fellow in the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection. Fashion, Identity, Power in Modern Asia surveyed modernized dresses in the early twentieth century. She is working on School Uniforms in East Asia: Fashioning Statehood and Self. As a curator and a critic, she has served on many contemporary art and design competitions, held internationally.

Mary Wang
Fashion Writer and Editor

Mary Wang is a writer and editor based in New York. She is the multimedia editor of Guernica, where she is editing a special issue on fashion titled “Fashion Out of Time”.

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December 9, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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