Redress Design Award
The Redress Design Award, formerly known as the Ecochic Design Award challenges emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. I participated in the 2014/15 competition cycle, which expanded with Denmark and Sweden to compete with Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, and France. I was selected by the local judging panel to be one of the Top 3 applicants to represent Denmark in the Semi-finals with a concept of reconstructing second hand garments.
The Pygmean Parcel collection is inspired by the details of the little objects, culture, and fabrics of China to preserve them for the modern Chinese women. While China is developing at a fast rate, focusing on the future, this collection looks back and cherishes its past traditions in the present.
The clothing used for reconstruction is from difficult to sell items found in second hand stores in Hungary to give them another chance at life. It is a fusion of XS/XL silk evening gowns with tops and relinquished nightgowns with leftover seam-laces. They are created in a way that with a little alteration in colour they can be mass produced from second hand clothes to reduce textile waste.
Fashion Forum: Ecochic Design Award Danish
Semi-finalists Danish Article by Af Monica. Read here.