Following last year's great success, izzue joined forces with Tsinghua University for the second time to organize "izzue x Tsinghua Fashion Design Award 2014" in its pursuit of fashion concepts in the global contest. This competition was supported by design institutions including Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Hong Kong Design Institute, Parsons The New School for Design, London College of Fashion, Royal College of Art, University Of Salford, Manchester, and École Nationale Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs, we would like to provide a platform for the younger generations to exchange their creative fashion ideas though this contest.
12 contestants were shortlisted from these prestigious schools. They were asked to create their unique pieces for the competition within 14 hours.
On July 31, the "izzue x Tsinghua Fashion Design Award 2014" Final competition and Award Presentation Ceremony was held at Tsinghua Visual Art Centre. 12 models showcased the unique pieces by each student on the runway, a Question-and-Answer session was held in order to provide the judge panel a full picture of the contestants' design concepts. The winner of "The Best Design Award" was selected by our honorable judges while the winner of "The People's Choice Award" was determined by a 48-hour online public voting held 3 days before the ceremony. Our honorable judges including Ms. Deborah Cheng- Vice President of Marketing and International Business of I.T Limited, Professor Su Dan- Vice Dean of Academy of Art and Design of Tsinghua University, Professor Li Dangqi- Former Secretary of the Party Committee of Academy of Art and Design of Tsinghua University & President of China Fashion Association, Professor Xiao Wenling- Head of Textile & Fashion Design Department of Academy of Art and Design of Tsinghua University, Professor Naren Barfield- Pro Rector (Academic) of Royal College of Art, Professor Gilles Rosier- Head of Fashion Design Department of École Nationale Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs, Professor Simon Collins- Dean of School of Fashion of Parsons The New School for Design, Ms. Mimi Tang- President of Kering Asia Pacific, Ms. Wendy Wang- Publishing Editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan China, Ms. Hugo Yu- Deputy Chief Editor of Harper's Bazaar China, Diane Pernet- International Fashion Blogger and Critic, Wyman Wong- Mentor & Design Consultant for "izzue x Tsinghua Fashion Design Award 2014" and famous singer Zhang Jie.