On December 9, 2022, YINGER PRIZE Promotion Conference and Award Ceremony was held in Shenzhen, China. Twenty-two young designers from around the world participated in the review. Finally, Han Yuchen of AlienAnt and Paul of TAGLIONI won the YINGER PRIZE Joint Designer Award. In addition to receiving a bonus of RMB 200,000 yuan, they launched a new round of cooperation with the brands of Yinger Fashion Group. Camille Boutet from France won the Sustainable Development Award, and Tanguy Melinand of Haute Ecole d’art et de Geneve, HEAD – Geneve won the gold prize. Xavier Weber won silver, and Liu Liu of Parsons School of Design won the bronze prize. The pioneer designers integrated the fashion sustainable thinking into their works to different degrees.
It is the fourth year that YINGER PRIZE has implemented the plan to gather global creative talents, having been collaborating with more than 100 designers from 17 countries including China, Britain, France, Italy and Belgium. The participants are all from first-class fashion design colleges or design studios at home and abroad.
Han Yuchen, who founded AlienAnt, a haute couture brand in New York, has built an individualized, emotionally and socially appealing aesthetic system with his autobiographical fashion collection. The Director Paul, from TAGLIONI, combining the avant-garde and diverse aesthetic appreciation, with the nimble and concise modern silhouette to make the works free but without losing the pulling force.
Works from Tanguy Melinand of Haute Ecole d’art et de Geneve, HEAD – Geneve was inspired by the memory of a fire in his childhood, and retold the emotions brought by the event. In the sustainable fabrics of the series of clothing, innovative natural materials based on seaweed play an important role in the works. Liu Liu of Parsons School of Design uesd white as the main color of the whole series, and combined white with screen printing throughout the whole design, conveying the subtle gentleness and calm feeling in life to the audience.
All the judges agreed that the young designers injected abundant emotions into their works, and the works were multi-layered. Both the recyclable raw materials and the use of pure manual dyeing have attracted much attention.
The international supermodel Pei Bei said in an interview that the works of the new designers were full of various creative ideas, which could often bring surprises. She highly appreciated for YINGER PRIZE’s efforts on support the new designers, and hoped to have more opportunities to support the young design talents in the future.
The three winners of the last co-designer award brought the latest capsule series jointly developed with various brands of Yinger Fashion Group.
Ye Peilian of the co-branded series of OBBLIGATO and ZIWU, payed tribute to the great female painter Berthe Morisot, while maintaining OBBLIGATO’s original DNA, presenting a gentle and powerful aesthetic attitude. The designer Cui Zhuojun of PSALTER and UNLADYLIKE co-branded capsule series integrated the classic elements such as street hoodies and sports style down coats with the college style, with the exquisite materials and bright collision colors to make the traditional college style more stylish. Designer He Mengmeng presented the thinking of symbiosis and integration with her works and Song of Song, and integrated the special embroidery craft into the modern context to create a Chinese aesthetic feeling from multiple perspectives.
The chief officer of Yinger Fashion Group introduced that over the years, the group had never stopped exploring the cooperation with art colleges and universities and supporting the development of new design forces, which was not only a reflection of social responsibility, but also a new attempt of the enterprise. Yinger Fashion Group, which has been deeply engaged in the fashion industry for 26 years, has accumulated strong advantages in the talents, creativity and business gathered in the industrial chain. YINGER PRIZE will continuously support young people with design talents.