ARTS OF FASHION COMPETITION 2016 - RESULTS | 8 AWARDED CANDIDATES


The 15th annual Arts of Fashion Foundation Rendez-Vous, developed around another intensive two-day schedule, took place in the downtown of San Francisco, on October 24-25, 2016.

Starting with Fashion.edu - presentation of research from three Fashion professors (based in New York - Fiona Dieffenbacher, Beijing - Lan Lan and Basel - Priska Morger), followed by Tandem-series - a conversation with Haute Couture designer Anne Valerie Hash and the Deputy Director for the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology Patricia Mears, the two-day event culminated on Tuesday evening, with another fantastic Fashion Show, presenting the work of 50 selected emerging designers from all over the world, bringing the Arts of Fashion into the life and heart of many people at the Bently Reserve.

Presided over by Anne Valerie Hash, Francois Girbaud, co-founder of the iconic brand Marithe + Francois Girbaud, joined the jury as well as Patricia Mears and Xiaotian Zhang (2011 winner of the Arts of Fashion), designer at Marc Jacobs.

The Jury awarded 8 Fashion candidates for their exceptional creative work, and vision around the 2016 theme: UNEQUAL

ANNE VALERIE HASH-PARIS AWARD
Yuqi WANG – China | Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

MAISON LESAGE-PARIS AWARD
Lu ZHENG – China | Donghua University

MAISON LEMARIE-PARIS AWARD
Rebecca WEBSTER – United Kingdom | Manchester Metropolitan University

MANISH ARORA-NEW DELHI AWARD
Huahao ZHANG – China | Donghua University

AOF SCHOLARSHIP PARIS MASTERCLASS - AWARDS
Yafei LIU – China | Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Xiaoyi LI – Canada | LaSalle College Montreal
ChangKeun LEE – South Korea | Myongji University
Meng-Yun ZHANG – China | Wuhan Textile University




SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE AOF COMPETITION 2016 | Oct 24-25, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS! Here is below the list of the selected candidates for the Finals of the International Arts of Fashion Competition 2016 on October 24-25 in San Francisco. (They were selected among 346 applicants from 112 Schools and Universities and 29 countries).

Special thanks to the Dean of the College of Art, Architecture and Design of the University of Monterrey (UDEM) - Carlos Garcia Gonzalez, and the Academic Director of the Fashion and Textile Department - Alessandra Perlatti for generously organizing and hosting the first part - Jury session and Fashion Edu-series - of the Arts of Fashion Competition 2016 at the Center Roberto Garza Sada of Art, Architecture and Design, on May 5-6, 2016.

Meng-Yun ZHANG | China - Wuhan Textile University
Joana Rita MENDES | Portugal - ESAD - Escola Superior de Artes e Design
Mengnai GU | China - Xi'an Polytechnic University
Jesse LEE RICHARDS | United States - The Art Institute of Portland
Nadia MONTERO LUCAS | Spain - LaSalle College International Barcelona
Shuxiao ZHANG | China - Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
Estefania ALVAREZ GALINDEZ | Colombia - Academia Superior de Artes
Yuqi WANG | China - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Ka Hang NG | Hong Kong - Hong Kong Design Institute
ChangKeun LEE | South Korea - Myongji University
Bartosz KUSNIERZ | Poland - Cracow School of Arts and Fashion Design
Huahao ZHANG | China - Donghua University
Shannon LEWIS | Australia - Queensland University of Technology
Mariona PUIG RODAS | Spain - LaSalle College International Barcelona - FD Moda
Maria Luisa BECERRIL GARCIA | Mexico - CEDIM
Mi Rae YUN | South Korea - Samsung Art & Design Institute
Yafei LIU | China - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Daniel JACOBSON | Israel - Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
Nikyta DHIMAN | India - National Institute of Fashion Technology Mumbai
Ka Hei POON | Hong Kong - Hong Kong Design Institute
Manuela VILLADA VELEZ| Colombia - Colegiatura Colombiana
Lara Jane IRELAND | Australia - University of Technology
Andrea Carolina RIVERA PERTUZ | Colombia - Colegiatura Colombiana
Andreea Alexandra MICLE | Romania - West University of Timisoara
Ilse WOLBANK | United States - University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie
Peixuan XIANG | China - Donghua University
Shilu LIU | China - Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
Lu ZHENG | China - Donghua University
Mitchell BIZON | Australia - Whitehouse Institute of Design
Eva Lili BARTHA | Denmark - VIA University College
Sui Ching LEUNG | Hong Kong - Hong Kong Design Institute
Ana Margarida SARMENTO | Portugal - Escola Superior de Artes e Design
Zhuolin LIU | China - Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
Joana VILAS BOAS | Portugal - Universidade de Lisboa
Alesya KORNETSKAYA | Canada - LaSalle College International Montreal
Karmen MAND | Switzerland - FHNW HGK Institute of Fashion Design Basel
Leyi GAN | United States - Parsons The New School for Design
Suwan KIM | South Korea - Samsung Art & Design Institute
Xiaoyi LI | Canada - LaSalle College International Montreal
Ekaterina KUZHELEVA | Canada - Ryerson University
Hagaina RAINY | Singapore - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Alina Anamaria LIPOTCHI| Romania - University of Art and Design Cluj Napoca
Rebecca WEBSTER | United Kingdom - Manchester Metropolitan University
Yoo Na LEE | South Korea - Dongseo University
DaAe DO | South Korea - Myongji University
Miji IM | South Korea - Kookmin University
Anni RUUTH | Finland - Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design
Dong Ju SHIN | South Korea - Kookmin University

ARTS OF FASHION COMPETITION PRELIMINARY JUDGING | MAY 6 - UNIVERSITY OF MONTERREY (UDEM)

UDEM - MONTERREY

Many thanks to jurors, who traveled to Mexico to join the first Jury Session and the Fashion Edu-series at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) - hosting generously the entire 2-day session: Santiago Utima (Colombia), Kinor Jiang (Hong Kong), Jose Miguel Valdivia (Peru), Anna Niemczyk-Gadd (Poland), Maria de Graca Guedes (Portugal), Alessandra Perlatti (Mexico), Myra Walker (United States) and Ji Ah Lim (South Korea).

Arts of Fashion Foundation

1.THE ARTS OF FASHION COMPETITION EXISTS TO:

Promote and reward creativity and inventiveness; discover emerging talent and facilitate careers; establish enriching contacts and exchanges between different countries, schools and universities; and to foster new relationships between those from different industries and fields.

The 2016 first laureates will receive Awards and a Certification for their creative and original work based on theme. (Judging based on coherence with the theme, skill level, creativity and artful expressiveness)

Anne Valerie Hash Award
3-month internship at Anne Valerie Hash - Paris, FRANCE
www.anne-valerie-hash.com

Manish Arora Award
4-month internship at Manish Arora - New Delhi, INDIA
www.manisharora.com

Maison Lesage - Paris Award
4-week internship at the studio of Maison Lesage - Paris, FRANCE
www.lesage-paris.com

Maison Lemarie - Paris Award
4-week internship at the studio of Maison Lemarie - Paris, FRANCE
www.lemarie-paris.com

The Paris Arts of Fashion Foundation Awards
4-week scholarship at the Arts of Fashion MasterClass program hosted at Les Arts Decoratifs - Paris, FRANCE
www.arts-of-fashion.org/SummerMasterClass

2. THEME 2016 - UNEQUAL

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UNIVERSITIES & SCHOOLS REPRESENTED BY THEIR REGISTERED STUDENTS | April 1, 2016

Australia | Melbourne - Melbourne School of Fashion
Australia | Melbourne - RMIT University
Australia | Melbourne - Whitehouse Institute of Design
Australia | Sydney - Whitehouse Institute of Design
Australia | Sydney - SNW - Sydney Institute Ultimo Tafe
Australia | Sydney - Raffles College of Design & Commerce
Australia | Sydney - Uni. of Technologyof Sydney
Australia | Victoria - Holmes Institute
Australia | Victoria - Kangan Institute
Australia | Queensland - OpenColleges
Australia | Queensland - Queensland Uni. of Technology
Canada | Montreal - College LaSalle
Canada | Montreal - College Marie-Victorin
Canada | Toronto - Ontorio College of Art & Design
Canada | Toronto - Ryerson University
Canada | Toronto - Seneca College
Canada | Vancouver - Blanche Macdonald Center
Canada | Vancouver - Vancouver Community College
China | Beijing - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
China | Beijing - Beijing University of Technology
China | Beijing - Tsinghua University
China | Jilin - Changchun University of Technology
China | Shanghai - Donghua University
China | Shanghai - Raffles Design Institute
China | Wuhan - Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
China | Wuhan - Wuhan Textile University
China | Xian - University of Xian
Colombia | Bogota - LCI Bogota
Colombia | Bucaramanga - Corporacion Educativa - ITAE
Colombia | Medellin - Academia Superior de Artes
Colombia | Medellin - Colegiatura Colombiana
Colombia | Medellin - Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Colombia | Medellin - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - UPB
Denmark | Risskov - VIA University College
Egypt | Cairo - Helwan University
Finland | Lahti - Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Hong Kong | Hong Kong - Hong Kong Design Institute
India | Dehli - Pearl Academy
India | Gujarat - Institute of Design & Technology Surat
India | Hyderabad - Raffles Millenium International - Hyderabad
India | Kolkata - National Institute of Fashion Technology
India | Mumbai - National Institute of Fashion Technology
Indonesia | Jakarta - LaSalle College
Israel | Rama Gan - Shenkar College of Engineering & Design
Latvia | Riga - Art Academy of Latvia
Mexico | Monterrey - LCI Monterrey
Mexico | Monterrey - Universidad de Monterrey - UDEM
Mexico | Santa Catarina - Centro Estudios Sup. Diseño Monterrey - CEDIM
Mongolia | Ulaanbataar - Mongolia International University
New Zealand | Rotorua - Waiariki Institute of Technology
Peru | Lima - Centro de Altos Estudios de la Moda
Philippines | Quezon - University of the Philippines - Diliman
Poland | Cracow - Cracow School of Art & Fashion Design
Poland | Poznan - University of Art in Poznan - UAP
Poland | Warsaw - Int'nal School of Costume & Fashion Design - MSKPU
Portugal | Braga - Universidade do Minho
Portugal | Castelo Branco - Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas
Portugal | Lisboa - Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal | Porto - Escola Superior de Arte e Design
Romania | Bucharest - National Uni. of Arts Bucharest
Romania | Cluj-Napoca - University of Art & Design
Romania | Sibiu - Alma Mater University of Sibiu
Romania | Timisoara - West University of Timisoara
Singapore | Singapore - First Media Design School
Singapore | Singapore - Lasalle College of the Arts
Singapore | Singapore - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
South Korea | Busan - DongSeo University
South Korea | Incheon - Incheon National University
South Korea | Seoul - Konkuk University
South Korea | Seoul - Kookmin University
South Korea | Seoul - MyongJi University
South Korea | Seoul - Samsung Art & Design Institute
South Korea | Seoul - Seoul Women's University
Spain | Barcelona - FD Moda
Switzerland | Basel - Uni. of Applied Sciences & Arts NW - Mode Design
Taiwan | Taipei - Shih Chien University
Thailand | Bangkok - Chanapatana Int'nal Design Institute
Turkey | Istanbul - Marmara University
UK | Bristol - University of The West of England
UK | Cardiff - University of South Wales
UK | London - University of East London
UK | London - London College of Fashion
UK | Manchester - Manchester Metropolitan University
UK | Nottingham - New College Nottingham
UK | Nottingham - Nottingham Trent University
UK | Sheffield - Sheffield Hallam University
USA | Ames, IA - Iowa State University
USA | Boston, MA - Massachusetts College of Art & Design
USA | Chicago, IL - Columbia College Chicago
USA | Davis, CA - University of California - Davis
USA | Denton, TX - University of North Texas
USA | East Lansing, MI - Michigan State University
USA | Grand Rapids, MI - Kendall College of Art & Design
USA | Honolulu, HI - University of Hawaii - Manoa
USA | Houston, TX - Houston Communiy College
USA | Ithaca, NY - Cornell University
USA | Los Angeles, CA - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
USA | Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Trade - Technical College
USA | Menomonie, WI - University of Wisconsin-Stout
USA | Miami, FL - Miami International University of Art & Design
USA | New York, NY - Art Institutes
USA | New York, NY - Fashion Institute of Technology
USA | New York, NY - Parsons the New School for Design
USA | Palatine, IL - William Rainey Harper College
USA | Philadelphia, PA - Drexel University
USA | Portland, CA - Art Institutes
USA | Richmond, VA - Virginia Commonwealth University
USA | San Francisco, CA - Academy of Art University
USA | San Francisco, CA - City College of San Francisco
USA | San Francisco, CA - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
USA | Savannah, GA - Savannah College of Art & Design
USA | Statesboro, GA - Georgia Southern University


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3. CALENDAR 2016

- April 1, 2016: Submission deadline for all application materials received at the Arts of Fashion Foundation - San Francisco
- May 5-6, 2016: Jury session - University of Monterrey in Mexico (UDEM) will generously host the session
- May 7, 2016: Candidates selected for the International Final will be listed on the Arts of Fashion website
- September 24, 2016: Submission deadline for all selected projects to be received at the Arts of Fashion Foundation - San Francisco

- October 19-23, 2016: Arts of Fashion MasterClass 2016
- October 24-25, 2016: Arts of Fashion Symposium (Tandem & Fashion Edu - Series) & Competition & Awards Ceremony 2016

4. GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION 2016:

The competition is open to students studying Fashion, Art and Design anywhere in the world during the academic year 2015-2016. Participants will not only represent themselves, but also their Schools, Colleges or Universities, as well as their Countries.
- Candidates must be current students and cannot be professionally employed in the fashion industry at the time of the submission of their project.
- Candidates must design their own original projects completely by themselves.
- Candidates must follow the design and specifications outlined in their application for realization of their final project.
- Registration must be submitted on an individual basis and in the chosen categories.
- Online registration, applications, and final projects received after the deadlines will not be accepted. Registration fees are non refundable.
- Projects selected in the International Final 2016 cannot be presented in another U.S. competition during the year 2016. Projects selected in the International Final 2016 cannot be exibited and published without the written mention: selected or awarded for the Arts of Fashion International Student Competition 2016.

5. RULES & REGULATIONS FOR AOF COMPETITION 2016:

1st STEP
NOW: Online registration begins ($40 registration fee for one category or $75 for both categories)
to design a capstone collection: The application materials should be completed as listed below.

- 1 page for the 3 illustrations or plan of collection
- 1 page for each illustration
- 1 page for each flats/technical designs
- 1 page for the fabric and material swatches
- 1 page for the developed concept or atmosphere or mood board
- 1 page for the written concept in English (maximum 100 words)
- 1 resume / CV of the applicant
- 1 student ID (photocopy) 2015-16 of the applicant

Format of each page: 8.5" x 11" or A4 / Letter – and on separate pages (do not try to bind or mount it or else) – name and school and email address and cell phone number should be written on the back of each page with a pencil

2nd STEP
April 1, 2016: Deadline for all application materials to be received at this address: The Arts of Fashion Foundation - 555 California Street - Suite 4925 - San Francisco CA, 94104 - USA (use a sturdy cardboard envelope to avoid any damage to application materials).

3rd STEP
May 2016: The candidates invited to continue on to the International Final will be announced on the AOF website, along with instructions and specifications for completion of the final projects.

4th STEP
September 24, 2016: Deadline for all selected projects to be received.

Late projects will not be accepted under any circumstances. It is the candidates’ responsibility to arrange for verification of shipment with their shipping company.
- The realization of the project should follow the instructions and measurements provided on the AOF website (just below).
- Fashion projects should include shoes (US Women size 9-10 or European size 39-40), and any particular stockings, undergarments, or accessories that the model should wear.
- Every outfit is requested be sent in a separate transparent garment bag (with your name and address written on it), appropriate hangers, and one precise instruction page in a plastic sleeve (photos can be added if necessary) to help the dressers. When sending your project from abroad please indicate that it is a student fashion project and do not add value. If you add value you are responsible for possible custom taxes.

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6. EXCLUSION CLAUSE
Entries will be automatically disqualified from the competition for the following reasons:

- If the final project does not follow the design or specifications outlined in the candidate’s original application.
- If they are received after the deadline.
- If they may result in any copyright infringement or legal dispute for the jury, organizers, sponsors, or host university.
- If they pressure for preferential treatment by the jury members, the hosting university, the organizers, or sponsors of the competition.

Applications and Final Projects will be judged by experts and well-known professionals from fashion, design, media, and other fields. In all matters concerning the course of the competition, including the selection of award winners and settling disputes, the decisions of the judges are final. All matters will be decided by majority vote and are not subject to appeal. In case of a tie, the President of the Jury will cast the deciding vote. Candidates will be presented anonymously to the first round Jury by the competition organizers. Jury deliberations will not be made public.



7. PROTECTION OF WORK

Candidates maintain artistic ownership of their designs and final projects. By the act of participating in the AOF competition, candidates give permission to the organizers and sponsors to contact and promote them and their projects through a wide range of media: press, TV, internet, mailing, advertising, exhibitions, fashion show, etc… for a period of twelve months following the International Final. Winning projects cannot be presented in another U.S. competition for twelve months following the International Final.
If a winning project is exhibited or published in any media, mention of the Arts of Fashion Competition is required.

8. AMENDMENT SUSPENSION TERMINATION INSURANCE
In the event the AOF Competition 2016 is suspended or terminated for any reason, the organizers, as well as the sponsors, will not be held responsible in any way.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation and its members, volunteers, guests and instructors, and the host University will not in any way be responsible for any accident, damage or loss of the final projects or candidates’ belongings during the course of competition, including workshops, masterclass, conference, exhibition, transportation, and all events. It is the responsibility of the participants to insure their submissions.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.