Chinese Xiangyun Sha, or Gambiered Canton Silk, (hereafter referred as GCS) known as “soft gold”, is the sole silk fabric dyed with pure plant dyes in the world's textiles. It is one of the most splendid carriers and forms of costume culture in Lingnan, the south of the Five Ridges, as well as the precious intangible cultural heritage of China. “Lunjiao Gambiered Canton Silk” is a certification mark of national geographical indication with state recognition and registration. It has become a cultural business card of Guangdong Province, and it is a enchanting flower of intangible cultural heritage in culture of Ling-nan.
As the origin of GCS—Lunjiao, ShunDe is in duty bound to high hold the banner of the GCS culture, and constantly inject new vitality into the development of GCS. In view of this, the 1st Shunde (International) GCS Fashion Design Contest will be held to further promote the cultural spirit of superlative craftsmanship of GCS dyeing and finishing, design and production. Incorporating the design concept of “Intangible heritage+fashion” and “Intangible heritage+culture”, we’ll vigorously promote the original design works to become the driving force for the GCS consumer market, and realize the transformation of the GCS industry into a fashion-, market- and high-end oriented industry.
A Silk Dream, An Aromatic World
●Guiding units: Culture, Radio & Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau & Lunjiao Sub-district Office of Shunde District, Foshan City，Guangdong Province
● Sponsor: Lunjiao 678 Cultural Development Foundation
● Organizer: Lunjiao Gambiered Canton Silk Association, Guangdong Gambiered Canton Silk Investment Management Co., Ltd.
【Composition of judges】
Distinguished domestic and foreign fashion design masters, fashion design experts and scholars, authoritative clothing critic, clothing and fashion authority, well-known clothing brand design director, well-known design academies, garment companies etc.
1. Well-known clothing design agencies/designers/studios at home and abroad;
2. Professional clothing designers at home and abroad;
3. Design teachers and students of prestigious colleges and universities at home and abroad.