The China regional competition of IWP is co-presented with Vogue China. At the exclusive event hosted by Stuart McCullough, CEO of The Woolmark Company, and Angelica Cheung, editor-in-chief of Vogue China, Ban Xiao Xue was announced as the China champion who will join the IWP global final in February 2013 during London Fashion Week.
On the judging panel Ms Cheung was joined by supermodel Du Juan, fashion designer Uma Wang, artist Xiang Jing and JOYCE representative, Ning Lau.
“There were two candidates who were very close, but in the end Ban Xiau Xue won because of his innovative treatment of wool, these days not many designers take time to do this. A lot of people just focus on design not knowing much about the raw material and the possibilities and potential of the fibre.” – Angelica Cheung, Vogue China