10 finalists named for 2022 Redress Design Awards
Environmental NGO Redress announced on Thursday the 10 finalists of the 2022 Redress Design Award.
The world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, the Redress Design Award challenges entrants to create environmentally conscious collections.
The finalists, representing eight different regions worldwide, were selected by an international panel of industry-leading judges, to share their competition designs at the Grand Final Fashion Presentation in Hong Kong in mid-September, where the winners will be announced.
This year, the designers used a combination of techniques to achieve sustainability and to impress the judges. Some sought out unique waste streams to create their collections, including hotel bed sheets, kimono and obi silks, and damaged deadstock knitted collars, while others employed zero-waste patterns and circular design techniques to further enhance the sustainability of their designs.
In addition to sustainability and creativity, the 10 designers were also judged on criteria such as marketability and scalability to become finalists.
The 10 finalists competing for the award are Ashutosh Panda, India; Cris Miranda, Chile; Drina Marco, Spain; Federico Badini Confalonieri, Italy; Lívia Aguiar de Castro, Brazil; Micaela Clubourg, Spain; Mohammed Numaan Khan, India; Nawoda Bandara, Sri Lanka; Patrick Lam, Hong Kong, China and Ruwanthi Gajadeera, Sri Lanka.
“As the fashion industry emerges into a post-pandemic world, there is a renewed sense of urgency and commitment to sustainable production,” said Nissa Cornish, executive director of Redress.
“These forward-thinking designers are part of this shift in transforming how we make and use fashion, and it is an honour to support their journey and showcase their talents.”
Career-changing prizes are on offer for the top finalists, including a sustainable design collaboration with VF Corporation’s Timberland team and a development fund of HK$50,000 (US$6,400) for the first prize winner.
Next, the 10 finalists will send their completed collections — including four physical looks and one digital outfit — to Hong Kong for a professional photoshoot. In the lead-up to the Grand Final Fashion Presentation, the designers will also be demonstrating their zero-waste and upcycling skills through practical challenges tasked by industry leaders.
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