THE POWERPUFF GIRLS INSPIRE TAIWAN FASHION DESIGNERS
Friday, October 27, 2017
-Cartoon Network and RockCoco select winner in Project X event; design to be sold across Greater China-
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (October 27, 2017) – 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.
The winning design was a vest designed with bright colours to show The Powerpuff Girls' youth and vitality, while the trousers were designed with the show’s famous villains including Mojo Jojo.
For more information, please contact:
James Moore, Director of Communications, Turner Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 3128-3720
About Cartoon Network Asia Pacific
Turner’s Cartoon Network, the number one kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Mighty Magiswords, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and We Bare Bears.
Cartoon Network is available in 29 countries throughout Asia Pacific and is currently seen in more than 135 million pay-TV homes. Internationally, it is seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, and is an industry leader with a global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families.
The brand is known for putting its fans at the centre of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, games and apps, including Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything. Cartoon Network, sister company to Boomerang, POGO and Toonami, is a brand created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner Company.
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, TNT, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.