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 Design Competition Accessories Winner 2023: Liu Yongqian

Liu comes from Chengde City, Hebei Province, China. Through studies and as a member of the luggage and bag design industry, Liu aspires to break free from the basic traditional forms of bags and firmly believes that design is not just about creating beautiful exteriors but also about providing people with tools that offer convenience and comfort. Liu derived inspiration form the Daoist philosophy in ancient China, specifically drawing from Laozi's "Tao Te Ching".

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