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2019 / Design For Society / Design for Sustainability / Professional

Transforming Comfort Bag as Coat

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Design for Society/Design for Sustainability, Bronze in Lifestyle and Travel/Travel Bag
  • Company
    Serena Zhang, United States
  • Lead Designer
    Jingwen Zhang
  • Other credit
    Model: Sinan Chen

The original idea of the work comes from the feeling when people wrap their pillows while sleeping, in this way people seem to obtain a comfortable, relaxed and relieved emotion. In the design combination of cloth, cotton, and leather treatment are used. I have created another wearable 'pillow' through its softness and comfortable surface. The primary material I choose is organic instead of leather which would cause killing the animal. And recycled cotton from pillows, it also takes advantage of things which would throw away into a useful and functional bag which is also great for traveling.

Jingwen Zhang is an accessory designer who believes all design ideas would come from real life. She was born and raised in Shanghai, China. After she figures out her true calling in accessory design, she comes to the United States for further study and starts her career. She's a designer who is brave to do a lot of new creations and experiment on new materials. People can see a lot of different material combination in her accessory design pieces.

Other prizes
2018, IDA (International Design Award), Gold Award in Bag Category;Gold Award in Footwear Category, Silver Award in Other Fashion Designs Category, Four Honorable Mentions in Accessory Category 2018, IHDA (Independent Handbag Design Award) Finalist 2018 A’ Design Award Bronze A’ Design Award, A’ Design Award And A’ Design Award in Fashion And Travel Accessories Design Category, Runner-up In Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Category 2017, USA, Finalist of 2017 FAME Alligator Competition, 2014, China, Get into the shoe design finals of “The Sixth Chinese creative leather design for welfare competition” 2013, China, Gold award of “First Prize” of Swarovski Creative Design Contest- apparel and accessories 2013, China, “Excellent footwear Rendering” of “Leather Logo Sweet Love Cup” Chinese Footwear Design Contest 2012, China, The 3rd prize of “Prize of excellent shoe render works” of “CCCLA China Shoe Design Competition” organized by China Chamber for Import and Export 2012, China, “ Excellent Product Design Award” of “Zhouzhuang Impression China Tourism Souvenirs Design Competition”

Photo Credit: Serena Zhang
Credits: Model: Sinan Chen