EcoChic Design Award

2012 China

2012 China Overview

Our inaugural Mainland China competition was the first sustainable fashion design competition in the world’s largest garment-manufacturing nation in the world. We were relieved and proud to have received strong support from fashion designers, academic institutions, private sector and the media. Our primary focus was searching for emerging sustainable designers living in Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu. We held two press briefings, two seminars and three exhibitions in each of these cities to build our support networks. The grand final fashion show of 12 emerging fashion designers’ sustainable collections rocked and shocked our 500-packed Shanghai Fashion Week industry audience, who were eager to witness China’s fledgling emerging sustainable fashion scene. The prizes were to design a sustainable collection for Esprit; to visit John Hardy’s sustainable production facilities in Bali; to go on an educational trip to Hong Kong. All finalists received a membership with Source4style.

Meet the designers

Meet the designers

Meet the designers

Meet the finalists.

The EcoChic Design Award China 2012 in partnership with Esprit Winner Gong Jia Qi

The EcoChic Design Award China 2012 in partnership with Esprit Winner

Gong Jia Qi

Jia Qi won the opportunity to design a sustainable collection for Esprit using recycled textiles, created by recycling Esprit's own pre-consumer textile waste. 

The EcoChic People’s Award China 2012 in partnership with John Hardy Winner Chen Qin Zi

The EcoChic People’s Award China 2012 in partnership with John Hardy Winner

Chen Qin Zi

Qin Zi won an educational trip to globally-leading sustainable jewelry brand John Hardy's design and production facilities in Bali to experience first-hand their sustainable design, production and business philosophies.

The EcoChic Most Promising Student Award China 2012 Winner Yang Qi Ying

The EcoChic Most Promising Student Award China 2012 Winner

Yang Qi Ying

Qi Ying won the opportunity to go on an educational trip to Hong Kong.

Our favourite moments

2012 China After Party

2012 China After Party

2012 China Design Academy

2012 China Design Academy

2012 China Grand Final

2012 China Grand Final

2012 China Press Conference

2012 China Press Conference

2012 China Finalists’ Exhibition

2012 China Finalists’ Exhibition

2012 China Fashion Shoot

2012 China Fashion Shoot

Judges

Orsola de Castro
Co-founder of From Somewhere and Estethica

Helen Lee
Deputy Secretary General of Shanghai Fashion Designers’ Association

Dorian Ho
Fashion Designer

Vega Wang
Fashion Designer

Margaret Kutt
Manager for Sustainable Projects, Esprit

Xiao Xue
Editorial Director of ELLE China

Anderson Lee
Vice Chairman, Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium

Partners & Sponsors

Retail & Prize Partner

Gold & Prize Partner

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

PR Partner

 

Event Partners

exhibition venue partners

 

Media Partners

Prize Sponsor

Web hosting partner

Video Production Partner

 

Supporting Organisations (Names listed in alphabetical order)

 
 
 
 

Special thanks (names Listed in alphabetical order)