As the essential part of “ BIFT · Science ·Art ·Fashion Festival” each year, International Youth Design Competition (IYDC) is organized by Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and co-organized by Beijing Design Week, China National Garment Association (CNGA) and International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI). The purpose is to build a platform of presenting and promoting fashion students all over the world whose designs rooted in different traditional culture and creativeness. Such approach is to express their understandings and interpretations among current topics such as, “traditional technology and modernism”, “Collisions between cultures and co-existence”, “design heritage and suitability”.
Since 2014, there has been three consecutive IYDC themed on respectively “Future is Now”, “Cultural Revival”, “Culture Impression”, with participants came over 20 countries like, USA, UK, France, Italy, Netherland, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, mainland China, Hong Kong China, China Taiwan, etc. To expend multi-culture communication, IYDC is gradually gaining its momentum and becoming one of the important international competitions to young designers and fashion universities.