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NAFA Cup China 2017 Finalists Announced

November 22, 2017

 Throughout the fall season, the NAFA China team toured universities and schools across the country to raise awareness for the 2017 NAFA Cup China Design Competition. The organizing committee received a total of 980 applications from the designers and students based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Britain, and Italy. Applications were received from a total of 175 participating academic institutions.

On Nov. 1, 2017, the judging panel that included NAFA’s Lumin Yao, Feng Yuefei (Yuanlong Fur), Yaoli (Huasi Holding Company Limited), Chen Mo (IFF China), and Haute Couture designer Bai Yun, appraised and selected 20 finalists.

As two of the major fur production areas in China, NAFA also hosted two fur design competitions in Nanjing and Yuyao. Two winners from these competitions were also selected and submitted into the final round. With one applicant dropping out of the competition, the NAFA Cup has come down to 21 finalists who will now turn their sketches into garments to compete for the top three.

The three final winners will be announced at the Beijing Fur Fair in January 2018. These three winners will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Studio NAFA in summer 2018.

Here is the shortlist of finalists:
No.01 Designer: Chen Long
Title of Work: YUAN RI (The First Day of the Year to the Lunar Calendar)
Jiangxi Institute of Fashion Technology

No.02
Designer: Zou Ye
Title of Work: SURVIVED STUBBORNLY
Huizhou University
No.03
Designer: Huang Meiqi
Title of Work: TOUCHED
Donghua University
No.04
Designer: Li Guodong
Title of Work: Life Passes Like a Dream
Xiamen University of Technology
No.05
Designer: Fan Chao
Title of Work: MONOLOGUE
Liaoning Communication University

No.06
Designer: Lu Zeyan
Title of Work: AN ANGEL IN THE SKY
Huizhou University
No.07
Designer: Zhang Li
Title of Work: AURORA
Dalian Polytechnic University

No.08
Designer: Sun Dechun
Title of Work: ZERO ZONE
Jilin Animation Institute

No.09
Designer: Wang Dong
Title of Work: PROTECTIVE COLORATION
Northeast Normal University
No.10
Designer: He Fan
Title of Work: Desert Snow
Donghua University
No.11
Designer: Xie Haonian
Title of Work: CORRODE
Xi’an Polytechnic University
No.12
Designer: Liang Chengjian
Title of Work: INK RHYME
Baoji University of Arts and Sciences
No.13
Designer: Yan Qin
Title of Work: THAWING TIME
Tianjin Polytechnic University
No.14
Designer: Yan Yiqi
Title of Work: ANDROGYNOUS PUNK
Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University
No.15
Designer: Ma Weinan
Title of Work: IT’S PINK
College of Art Design, Beijing Polytechnical University
No.17
Designer: Yang Jing
Title of Work: COLD BRANCHS
Inner Mongolia Normal University
No.18
Designer: Wu Xinyi
Title of Work: WHITE NIGHT  BRAGI
Jiangxi Institute of Fashion Technology
No.19
Designer: Meng Siyang
Title of Work: THE WHAT IF
London College of Fashion
No.20
Designer: Lan Tian
Title of Work: HEART ROAD
Changchun University of Technology
No.21
Designer: Zheng Ruotian
Title of Work: SWEEP THE WORLD
Jinling Institute of Technology
No.22
Designer: Feng Lulu
Title of Work:TO THE CIRCLE PAY TRIBUTE TO
Zhejiang Textile & Fashion College