Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Chooses Winner For Powerpuff Girls Fashion Competition In Taiwan
Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific and Taiwan-based retailer RockCoco has chosen a winner in a fashion competition which was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The special event was the finale of the Project X Fashion design competition, which was a campaign that was started by Cartoon Network in June this year. For the campaign, fans designed and submitted their ideas for clothing inspired by Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls.
The competition entries received a total of 45,000 votes, 10 finalists got to show off their designs in the Project X Fashion Show. Judges then chose the winner of the competition and Eli Lin won the competition with a cartoon-strip style design. The winning design’s vest has bright colours representing The Powerpuff Girls’ youth and vitality and the trousers were inspired by the show’s villains including Mojo Jojo. Eli’s design will be featured alongside RockCoco’s “Girl Power” collection for Autumn/Winter 2017 and will be sold as a limited-edition piece across the Greater China region.
Lately, there has been a lot of Powerpuff Girls related events happening in Taiwan, a two-month Powerpuff Girls interactive exhibition was held in National Taiwan Science Education Centre in Taipei. There’s also a Powerpuff Girls themed pop-up store selling bespoke merchandise that has travelled from Taipei to Taichung, and a pop-up café has been operating at Eslite Xinyi in downtown Taipei since July this year.
From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: The Powerpuff Girls Inspire Taiwan Fashion Designers: Cartoon Network and retailer RockCoco select winner in Project X event; design to be sold across Greater China.
Turner’s Cartoon Network and retailer RockCoco have selected a winner in a fashion competition staged recently in Taipei.
The event marked the finale of the Project X Fashion design competition, a Cartoon Network campaign that began back in June by asking fans to design and submit ideas and sketches for garments inspired by the global hit animation The Powerpuff Girls.
The entries received an impressive 45,000 votes with 10 finalists showing off their designs in the Project X Fashion Show. Judges then picked the winner – Eli Lin, who took a cartoon-strip approach for her design.
“The Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon I have been watching since I was very young and I’m really happy to win,” Eli said. Her design will now be unveiled alongside RockCoco’s “Girl Power” collection for Autumn/Winter 2017 and will be sold as a limited-edition piece across the Greater China region.
Clement Schwebig, Turner’s head of licensing for Asia Pacific, commented on the event saying: “The strength of The Powerpuff Girls brand has never been stronger and RockCoco’s designs for the upcoming season look awesome. The trio of Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup – created using Chemical X – have providing amazing inspiration for this competition and the winner should be commended on her use of Cartoon Network’s colourful world of characters.”
This has been a busy summer for the Girls on the island. A two-month interactive exhibition, where fans explored the world of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, was held in National Taiwan Science Education Centre in Taipei. A themed pop-up store selling bespoke Powerpuff Girls merchandise has also travelled from Taipei to Taichung, and a pop-up café has been operating at Eslite Xinyi in downtown Taipei since July.