It’s been a while since we’ve reported on EcoChic Design Award, but that’s not to say that there haven’t been any interesting developments lately. From catwalk shows to forums, the 2013 version of the award and involvement in fashion weeks, Redress seem firmly committed to promoting concepts surrounding sustainable fashion. Find out more.
Image courtesy of Andy Jones/Studio East.
Speaking of fashion websites, AnyWearStyle has recently rebranded theirs. See the new look.
Contemporary Fashion Designers’ Archive
Exactly one year ago, Christine Tsui initiated the project Contemporary Fashion Designers’ Archive as part of her PhD program at The University of Hong Kong. Miss Tsui, along with her four research assistants, has been collecting news reports, videos, audio tapes and pictures of eight contemporary Chinese designers, including Dooling Jiang, Ji Ji, Jin Taijun, Liangzi, Ma Ke, Wang Xinyuan, Wu Haiyan, and Zhang Da. Today, on behalf of The University of Hong Kong, the team proudly presents the website FASHION ARCHIVE as the outcome of this project. The website is currently under public testing and will be officially launched in late January 2014.
FASHION ARCHIVE is a non-profit, academic website that aims to promote knowledge of contemporary Chinese fashion designers and their design works worldwide, for use by international designers, journalists, students and academics interested in understanding the evolution of China’s contemporary fashion scene.
Written by Sherry Yong Chen for Design China.
Another weekend event for Beijingers:
"This Sunday from four to eight, AnyShopStyle will be hosting a pop-up shop right in Beijing’s Opposite House. Work of designers from the website will be available for the public to touch, feel and try on. Fashion brands include LUVON by Liu Lu, Sara Yun, NEEMIC, Mandarin & General, TwS, funky, animalistic Yang Du, Elysee Yang, Madeleine Thompson, and Candy & Caviar. For Hong Kong designer Erbert Chong this is the exclusive Mainland launch. His designs will only be available at the event and on AnyShopStyle.com the week after. Accessory brands will include Carmen Chan, French Sole, DSata, Everard & Wang, and Rfactory". Via Stylites.
Last month, Beijing-based fashion label NEEMIC launched their Cocoon collection alongside beautiful handcrafted fabrics from Summerwood (夏木). Here, we select some images from the launch event and new collection.
“Patrick Li is a Chinese-born fashion designer living and working in London. After graduating in Fashion Design and Business Studies from Brighton University in 2009, he honed his skills at the Royal College of Art where he acquired an MA in Fashion Womenswear in 2011. He gained crucial experience with some of the fashion world’s most respected and avant-garde designers, including Hussein Chalayan and Victor & Rolf, and has exhibited his work for the past two seasons at Fashion Scout. Patrick Li debuted with his independent label in 2012, which has since been stocked by Joyce in Hong Kong. We asked him about his journey to date”. Via AnyWearStyle.