Friday, October 07, 2011

“New Beat” International Student Concours

Deadline: 31 October 2011 (ONLINE)

“New Beat”
International Student Concours
Fashion Gallery
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
People's Rep. of China
5 Dec 2011 – 18 Jan 2012

As one of the oldest forms of technology known to human kind, textile technology (making of cloth) has a long history of invention. This exhibition celebrates new explorations in textiles and creative problem solving propelled by curiosity – the synthesis of a ‘new beat.’

New Beat is a juried competition featuring select works by international design students who demonstrate inspired creativity through material manipulation. Resist dyeing, such as shibori, is a specific form of traditionally patterning cloth via manipulation and dye. Its versatility combined with modern technology has gained popular appeal with contemporary artists, including major fashion icons Issey Miyake, Oscar de la Renta and Prada. Bridging this gap between traditional and contemporary poses an interesting challenge, one that the truly imaginative and creative seize as an opportunity to travel new paths in textile’s future.

Entry Fee: $15 per entry
Up to 3 entries may be submitted per artist or collaborative group

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Full details on website:

Fashion Gallery, Venue Contact: Miss Yuki Cheng Tel: 852-2766 6511 Fax: 852-2773 1432

New Beat ISS Exhibition
C/o Miss Yuki Cheng
The Fashion Gallery
ITC Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre, MN109
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong