Graduate of Beijing Institute Of Fashion Technology entered the finalist of klimt02 2021 New Talent award

Recently, according to the list of candidates for Klimt02 2021 New Talent awards, Zhang Jiakun, graduate of Grade 2017 Product Design and Jewelry Specialty from School of Fashion Accessory of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, has been nominated as candidate for the award with her design works Reset the Universe.

Supervisor's comments:

"Her works redefines the artificial light sources in the urban city. Through exploring and understanding of the urban environment, she depicts the connection and difference between light and starlight in her work, and reasonably express them through jewelry language."

-- Xiaoqi Liu

Klimt02, established in Spain, is an information platform website that is active in the sector of contemporary jewelry design. The website, with a purpose of propagating contemporary jewelry design trends worldwide, constantly focuses on the development trends of contemporary jewelry. The New Talent Award for new talents organized by klimt02, with a history of 7 years, aims at exerting the potential of the emerging jewelry artists and designers, as well as recognizing their creative works in the sector of jewelry design. According to the report, Klimt02 website this year has released the jewelry specialty's information on graduation exhibitions in 22 universities in the countries including China, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, the United States, Israel, Germany, France, and Italy. Among them, 20 outstanding graduates have been nominated as candidates for the New Talent award by the universities.

 Instruction of the Works

In the Reset the Universe collection, the author attempts to remodel artificial light source in the urban city, so as to replace the starlight failing to be observed due to light pollution. The author also discusses the possibility of making artificial light sources a new emotional sustenance for urban residents. In the article, it utilizes the artificial light sources' shape and structure to arouse the wearer's subconscious impression of light. The author, by generalizing the shape of street lamps or windows with digital technology optimization, makes the iconic artificial light sources become a new "constellation" picture in the urban city.

Design process

Design  products

Jiakun Zhang

Reset the Universe

earrings and ring

gold plated brass、resin、glass and zircon

8 x 2.8 cm; 8.6 x 5.6 cm; 2.5 x 2.5 cm; 2.5 x 2.5 cm; 2.5 x 2.5 cm


gold plated brass、resin、glass and zircon

8.6 x 5.6 cm


gold plated brass、resin、glass and zircon

8 x 2.8 cm

Brooch and ring

silver、resin and zircon

8 x 4.2 cm; 5.2 x 3.5 cm; 3.6 x 3 cm; 3.9 x 2.8 cm; 3.6 x 3 cm

Brooch and ring

silver、resin and zircon

3.6 x 3 cm


Products design major

It is the first batch of national first-class undergraduate majors recognized by the Ministry of Education in 2019, this major has 5 sub-directions like jewelry design, bag and suitcase design, shoe design, accessories design, and lifestyle design. This major, by focusing on globalization, fashion culture, the inheritance of new technologies and process, adhers to the concept of sustainable development. It builds on "innovative integration technology and design inheritance culture," creates the international first-class product design major that is rooted in Chinese culture.

The jewelry design, for the target of "designing a better life," trains students to master the design innovation rules, technology and frontier development trends of jewelry and daily decoration products, thereby enhancing the students' artistic aesthetic capacity, creative design R&D capacity of jewelry products; Learn traditional jewelry production process in all respects, know about the modern jewelry design and processing procedures, and master the knowledge of commercial design and brand operation management. It devotes to outputting senior jewelry art creative talents working on planning, design, marketing and management in the sectors such as art jewelry, commercial jewelry, fashion jewelry, and decorative products.