As the global fashion industry blurs its boundaries, continuing to evolve, the Chinese designer community grows with it. So much so, that the international community is liking, sharing and following the each and every footstep of these new creatives. Compared with the numbers just ten years ago, the shift is astounding. Enter: The Business Of Fashion. Disclaimer: If you can’t take the heat, stay away from that steam press.
Realizing that the future of the fashion industry relies very much on the support of the rising Chinese designer community, it only makes sense to show and provide their support in whichever way possible.
Temper Magazine’s trending segment casts a net upon all that is throwing tantrums within the world of China Fashion across a variety of global sources. This very necessary segment makes for a collection of largely non-Temper Magazine-original content dipping its toe into the deep indigo-dyed pool that is the ocean of Middle Kingdom fashionable astonishment. This time around…
We head on over to Business Of Fashion (BoF) to get the scoop on the very first global fashion prize for emerging Chinese designers in the field that is ready to wear.
“We’re excited to search for that intoxicating blend of creativity and entrepreneurship to find our finalists and to help propel the winner’s business onto the global stage.” The Panel
The Panel Powers That Be
The powers of fashion that be have decided that founder and creative director of her eponymous label Victoria Beckham, former LVMH chairman Pierre-Yves Roussel, Clot founder and creative director Edison Chen and more will join Imran Amed and Tim Blanks on the judging panel. He will be joined by former chairman and chief executive of the LVMH Fashion Group Pierre-Yves Roussel.
Creative business consultant Julie Gilhart and will further be joined by Susanna Lau, from Style Bubble and Lv Xiaolei, vice secretary general of Shanghai Fahion Week, will serve as special advisor. The finalists and the ultimate winner will be selected by Uma Wang and Tasha Liu, two women who have first-hand expertise in navigating and shaping Shanghai’s burgeoning fashion industry.
“I remember the challenges I faced in starting my label a decade ago as a Chinese designer. Seeing new talents emerge in the Chinese market, I hope designers take this opportunity and the platform provided by BoF to show the world what China has to offer,” says Uma Wang.
The Heat Is On
The jurors will select a small group of finalists to present at Shanghai Fashion Week in April 2019, from which one winner will be chosen to showcase their collection in September 2019 during London Fashion Week. The winner will also receive a USD $100,000 cash prize and become part of the Bof Community. It’s an exciting time to be a Chinese designer, to be a Gen Z in China.
The heat is officially on and things are warming up quickly for the Middle Kingdom.
Check out the full Business Of Fashion report right here!