Competition Overview

Traditional technique combined with modern technology has widely gained appeal with contemporary artists and designers. The New Beat is a design competition hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the 10th International Shibori Symposium. This competition will feature innovative wearable art, using a wide range of techniques and materials, old and new International design students who are inspired by material manipulation and new technique application with sensitivity to cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

Competition Website

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín

Organizers and Institution
The Fashion Gallery–ITC-PolyU, WSN, 10iss

Organizing Committee
Kinor Jiang, Guoxiang Yuan, Qingxin Peng, Yuki Cheng

Exhibition Venues and Dates

Hong Kong, China

Date: September 5 – 30, 2016

Venue: The Fashion Gallery, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Oaxaca, Mexico

Date: November 15-20, 2016

Venue: Centro Cultural San Pablo (2nd floor hallway), Oaxaca, Mexico

Paris, France
Specific exhibition time and venue will be released later


Competition Awards

  • Gold award
  • Silver award
  • Bronze award
  • Special award

12 awarded works were selected from 27 finalist’s works by international judges. 4 awardees came to the opening and were presented the award certificates and bonus. Congratulations to the awardees!

List of Awardees

金奖 Gold Award

TSANG, Chun Kit – What Do You Want To Be When You Give Up?

银奖 Silver Award

HU, Hongci – Prototype

ZHANG, Fan – Rivers and Lakes

铜奖 Bronze Award

NG, Haze – Textural Dynamics

XIANG, Pei Xuan – Illusion Shell

XIAO, Jing – Time Traveler

The Francis Dravigny Award for Creativity

YIP, Ching Yi – Rolling Stone

The Sophie Caillol Award for Originality

YAN, Yishu – Herself

Carmen Rion Award

YAN, Yishu – Herself

Tsang, Fanyu – UUCHU GO

The Barbara Shapiro Award for Excellence

SAYURI, Shishido – Wick

JIN, Danni – Leslie’s Shading

MARTINEZ ORTIZ, Gabriela – Nativa