There are around 30 contestants from 18 regions showcasing their creations for 2009-2010 fall/winter series into the Workshop of Beijing's D.PARK. The pieces involved the favorite fall season colors of white, grey, and black, but also many daring contrasting juxtaposition colors with bold geometric designs, oversized volume, sophisticated folds and swirling corrugation.
Chen Jiawei, a senior student from south China's Shenzhen University won the top prize of the 'Hempel Award' with her white-colored collection, 'Dot-Line-Scene'. "She has drawn the elements, dot, line, scene, from the culture of China's Yi ethnic group, the pattern, style (of their costume) as well as the craftsmanship of ruffle making," said Chen's instructor after she won the award, "However, the overall design comes with a look of grandeur and elegance which may mirror a concept that's quite popular with Western designers. [Her collection] is actually a combination of something local and international."
The hooded designs are my favorite:
Some from the knitwear collection:
And a few more pieces by China's Central Academy of Fine Arts graduate students, Academy of Arts & Design Tsinghua University graduates, or Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology students: