BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The China-Italy Youth Future Fashion Design Competition kicked off at Tsinghua University on Thursday, aiming to build an international innovation platform for the two countries' young people.
As one of the major activities of the "China-Italy Year of Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship," the competition was held by Tsinghua University, the Polytechnic University of Milan, and the government of Keqiao District, Shaoxing City, in east China's Zhejiang Province.
Tsinghua University said that the competition would promote innovation, production, and education in design and discover and cultivate cutting-edge design talent with creativity and vitality.
Fu Zhiyong, the deputy director of the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub and associate professor at the School of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, said the competition welcomes Chinese and Italian young innovators under 45. It is also open to global artists, designers, teachers, students, and design lovers.
With the theme of "Tech for Fashion," the competition has categories like Fashion Design, Fashion Technology, and Fashion Lifestyle. In the case of Fashion Technology, it focuses on combining arts and technologies, including applying new materials and technological innovations.
Participants may register and submit an entry through the official website and sign up as individuals or teams. The entry collection is open until September 6. An expert panel will evaluate the entries for the first and second rounds. The Final Round Evaluation and the Award Ceremony will take place in the Keqiao District of Shaoxing City in October.
Prize winners of the competition will qualify for a special exhibition held by the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub during the 2022 Milan Design Week.
The competition aims to combine science and technology, arts, culture, and a vision for a better life to promote international cultural exchanges and cooperation, said Fu.
"More importantly, we hope to gather young people's innovative powers from both countries, link them with fashion design, have more exchanges in creativity and culture, and promote innovative achievements," he added. Enditem