Skip to content

Yishu Yan wins Silver Prize at 2020 YINGER PRIZE

Congratulations to ITC PhD student Yishu Yan. Yishu, who is studying under the supervision of Prof. Kinor Jiang and Dr Jinyun Zhou, won Silver Prize at the 2020 YINGER PRIZE Global Womenswear Emerging Talent Contest. The contest attracted the participation of more than 600 designers from many different countries, including France, Britain, Italy, Belgium, Lebanon, Japan, South Korea, and China. On 28 October 2020, 30 finalists from the graduate and the individual categories showcased their works and competed for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Prizes at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Centre in China.

Yishu’s collection reflects her PhD research on the creation of a new form of fashion knitwear that combines stretchable 3D fabrics and adaptable forms through digital knitting. Yishu’s design research integrates technical study and creative practices. No cutting is used in the production process and the inclusive design demonstrates sustainability from a new perspective, which also accords with the theme of this competition.

The contest was organized by the China Fashion Association, Shenzhen Garment Industry Association and Yinger Fashion Group. It was the kick-off event for 2020 Fashion Shenzhen. The panel of judges consisted of renowned academics and designers, including: Li Dangqi, Former Chairman of the China Fashion Designers Association and Professor of Tsinghua University; Wu Hong, Chairman of the Costume Art Committee of the China Artists Association and Professor of Shenzhen University; Wang Yutao, renowned Chinese fashion designer; Xu Lifeng, international fashion blogger and producer; LIEN, Chief Editor of LADYMAX; Cheng Chen, Director of the Womenswear Department of JD Group; Leng Yun, fashion business consultant; Yan Weixin, Director of The Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning; Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative of the French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation; Roger Tredre, Course Leader of Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London; and Ennio Capasa, renowned Italian fashion designer.