Amazed by the Wonder-Fur Style
23 October 2012Fashion & Lifestyle
The "Wonder-Fur Life!" Grand Final came to a successful conclusion at the CYB (CHIC Young Blood) headquarters. Participants with their consummate works of art impressed the judges and were awarded with the highest accolade. With eyes on the prize, Zhao Weiwei, a young designer with the Central Academy of Fine Arts won the top prize and was given the opportunity to travel on a study tour to Kopenhagen Fur's headquarters in Denmark.
Building an International Platform for Young Designers
To the high-profile judges on the panel of the Wonder-Fur Life Contest, life was full of highly pleasant surprise on the day of the final round. Professor Xiao Wenling, one of China's most prestigious fashion experts was almost intoxicated by the outstanding design work which could be used alternatively as either a neckerchief or a hat. Another work on the set was the one which, with consummate brilliance, merged the Chinese and Western styles was lauded by Mr. Zhang Zhifeng, Founder & Art Director of NE·TIGER. In addition, a set of automotive accessories was also critically acclaimed by all the judges thanks to its practicality.
After careful deliberation，it was agreed by all judges on the panel that the top prize should go to Zhao Weiwei, a young designer from the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Together with the prize, Zhao was also awarded a grant that would allow him to travel on a study tour to Kopenhagen Fur's headquarters in Denmark. He will work with some of the company's senior fur technicians with Kopenhagen Fur Studio and have a chance to share with his international counterparts his own design work and design philosophy
Admittedly, the contest not only enabled the young designers to further their understanding of fur, but also put them in touch with the existing advanced fur technology. In fact, Kopenhagen Fur has always been enthusiastic about helping the young and cutting-edge designers with a platform for international exchange.
"Young people are the future of China and the world. Young designers who are privileged with the passion for creativity are the future of Chinese creative industry. We, at Kopenhagen Fur, are committed to supporting young and creative designers who dedicate themselves to translating their own creative ideas into excellent works of art and heart." Says Torben Nielsen, CEO of Kopenhagen Fur.
A Reunion at the Charity Bazaar
From October 26 to October 28, there will be a charity bazaar in the 751D·PARK and 798 Art District, two most prominent artist colonies where fashion gurus and creative genius would gather in Beijing. All the fur accessories submitted by the contestants will be displayed and most importantly, set for sale. The proceeds from the charity bazaar will be donated to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), designated for use by the Love Package Project. Through the charity bazaar, both the contestants and the organizers hope that their love of our common humanity will be felt by all who care and share.
"It is our great delight to see that many young designers are so ready to participate in the charity bazaar during the event. Their generous act of charity coincides with the altruistic notion of corporate social responsibilities which Kopehagen Fur values so much." Says Kenneth Loberg, Sales and Marketing Director at Kopenhagen Fur.