THE THIRD CHINA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT DESIGN COMPETITION CONTRIBUTION ANNOUNCEMENT 2023
Special guidance unit
All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
Department of Industry and Information Technology of Shandong Province
Shandong Provincial Education Department
Nishan World Center for Confucian Studies
Shandong Provincial People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
China Fashion Association
ShanDong Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
Shandong Radio and TV Station
Shandong Fashion Association
Shandong Radio and TV Station General Radio Channel
Shandong Sunbird Clothing Co., Ltd
China Association for International Cultural Exchanges with Overseas Chinese
POLI.design, Politecnico di Milano
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and other 50+ colleges and a number of clothing enterprises
Shenzhen Grimmbro Technology Co. Ltd
China Media Group, China.com.cn, Shandong Radio and TV Station, Bilibili, Douyin, Digital Apparel, Sales Platform, Live-streaming Sales Platform and National Portal Media Websites.
Start time: February 25, 2023
Final Date: September 2023
IV. Theme of the Competition
Color Wisdom: Use color to interpret the beauty of garment
Explanation of the Theme
Since ancient times, the art of Chinese garment is the carrier of the beauty of style, color, fabric and pattern. Among them, the visual effect produced by color is the most striking.
It is recorded in The Book of History that ancient Chinese people used to make five kinds of clothes with five colors to show the hierarchy. In the early days, Chinese people took the five colors as the main colors when dyeing clothes. They also identified these five colors as the national colors. Therefore, color has become a way of education, which has the unique charm of conveying spiritual power, building moral quality and enriching life connotation. Moreover, this wisdom of color, which has a history of more than 3,000 years, has been applied in various fields of Chinese culture, including architecture, medicine, culture, religion, painting, military, art, etc., and is still shining today, both at home and abroad.
As early as more than 3,000 years ago, Chinese ancestors, without chemical pigments, used mineral and vegetable pigments from nature. Many imaginative colors were created on the base of the five basic colors of red, cyan, yellow, white and black, and were and applied in textile, wood work, pottery making and painting, which greatly enriched the beauty of art and life. It shows the Chinese nation’s aesthetic taste of loving nature and maintaining harmony between man and nature, as well as the Chinese wisdom of “following nature’s course”.
In order to benefit future generations, Song Yingxing, a scientist in the Ming Dynasty, made a detailed analysis of the dyeing of 26 plants in his book Tiangong Kaiwu, published in 1637, which handed down the knowledge and application of color of the Chinese ancients to future generations.
Now, The Third and award ceremony of the China International Garment Design Competition 2023. will be held in autumn in September, and the wisdom of color is the core of this competition as it displays the beauty of Chinese garment. Through this competition, on the basis of highlighting fashion, color wisdom, showing the philosophy of color culture, color scheme and color aesthetics, a profound and powerful fashion Chinese garment color system will be created.
Let the world see the infinite charm of color wisdom with Chinese traditional characteristics!
The competition is free of application fee and is open to fashion designers from home and abroad, related majors’ teachers and students from colleges and universities across the globe, as well as talented KOLs with design dreams (regardless of nationality, region, gender and age).