EcoChic Design Award 2017
7 September 2017 – HKTDC’s CENTRESTAGE, livestream on Facebook
The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition organised by Redress, inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months.
Firstly, Redress educates designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this. Secondly, Redress provides designers with the tools, via lectures, videos, articles and recommended links, in order to develop their understanding of sustainable fashion design. Redress also challenges them to source textile waste, in its many forms, to enable them to transition towards sustainable design and sourcing. Only then does Redress put designers to the ultimate test – to cut waste out of fashion – in Redress’ standout sustainable design competition. This puts sustainable design talent in the spotlight and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to change the pattern of fashion.
The countdown to the EcoChic Design Award 2017 grand final in Hong Kong now officially begins. Over the next 3 months, finalists will have to realise their six-piece sustainable collection in time for the grand final at HKTDC’s CENTRESTAGE in September 2017 where they will come under the scrutiny of the judges, along with Hong Kong’s fashion elite and a global audience tuning in via livestream. The finalists’ designs will be scored on creativity and originality, sustainability, marketability as well as the all-important craftsmanship, with career-changing prizes up for grabs for those who impress the judges.
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