Global Twin Cities International Festival


——French Senior fashion designer Henri Joli conducted a guiding lecture at Donghua University



At 2:00 p.m. on December 4, 2018, the organizing committee of THE BEST INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD : Global Twin Cities International Festival held a guiding lecture on the theme of “How to realize the finalists works” at Songjiang Campus of Donghua University and provided one-on-one guidance for all the students on site in the finalists. The lecture was given by Henri Joli, a French fashion designer. He was the director of international brand marketing for LV and Chanel and is currently the chairman of the French fashion design brand Henri Joli which has stores in France, the UK and Japan. Meanwhile, Mr. Yan Ran, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Competition, and Mr. Wen Run, Teacher of the Textile College of Donghua University, also came to the site answering students’ questions and sharing experiences with them.

At the beginning of the lecture, Master Henri Joli had a lively discussion with all the students on site. All the students talked actively.  Mr. Henri Joli not only pointed out the unique shining points of each work, but also gave advice on the details of the pattern and its material selection in the next step of making the pattern into a finished product. At the same time, Mr. Henri Joli highly praised the students’ excellent works as well as the ideas and innovation in the works. He said he believed that all the works would be more amazing once they were made into real objects in the future.

Then, the master used works of his own as an example to introduce the combination method of patterns, fashion styles and fabrics in detail with the help of the model pictures. Since the lecture was conducted in English, the senior student Sun Weijue of the designing class took up the translation work, which enabled the students to understand the contents of the lecture more clearly, benefit more and gain more.

When seeing every piece of Haute Couture showing its charm through the unique artistic expression, all the students are deeply shocked visually and looking forward to realizing their works into finished products as soon as possible.

After the lecture, there was a Q&A session, all the students responded enthusiastically. They went to the masters, teachers and guests with their own works seeking the help to solve the confusion about the competition at this stage. This lecture not only brings different visual experience to the students, but also helps students to understand that their existing design draft needs to be made by using the fabric that matches their style and characteristics as the carrier, and only choosing the appropriate production process could make two-dimensional patterns present  the best artistic effect in the three-dimensional space in the process of in-depth face-to-face communication and ideological collision with the master.

Finally, all the participants took a group photo as the successful end of the lecture.