China Student Design

The Real Leather. Stay Different. China Student Design Competition celebrates the beauty, sustainability and versatility of leather, while recognizing the innovation and craftsmanship that the new generation has to offer. The competition engages with young and exciting designers to directly highlight the history, application and sustainable credentials of leather as a rich and versatile material. In doing so we look to recognize and reward creativity, craftwork and innovation in fashion & design while also creating new exciting ambassadors who can champion leather for the future.

So far, the China Design Competition has received 416 sketch designs from seven renowned universities and colleges, including Tsinghua University and Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, were submitted for the categories of Apparel, Footwear and Accessories. A judging panel consisting of domestic fashion designers, leather designers of retail brands and leather experts, has selected 54 of the most innovative designs.

Winning finalists will then be selected for a product demonstration and award ceremony, planned to take place at Shanghai Fashion Week 2021, with national lifestyle and fashion media in attendance.

China Mainland Student Design Competition Overall and Apparel Winner 2023: Lingling Li

Lingling Li is currently studying fashion and fashion design at the College of Fashion Design in senior year. Fascinated by  'good things', whether it comes in the form of nature, life or times, Lingling appreciates the presence of beauty in the world. The design is inspired by a report by neurobiologist Candace Pert, thoughts and memories full of different emotions cause the body to produce different neuropeptides.

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