Redress, the Hong-Kong based environmental charity will showcase 10 new collections at the Grand Final of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition-the Redress Design Award-on September 5, 2019. The collections also included menswear for the first time alongside women’s wear and unisex lines. Create Hong Kong (Create HK) will be lead sponsor of the event which will showcase collections from India, Germany, Canada, Australia, UK, Israel and Spain. These were shipped by the event’s long-term partner UPS. It will also include collections from two Hong-Kong based finalists.
The finalists of this cycle were challenged to incorporate sustainably sourced Eastman Naia TM fabrics into their 100 per cent textile waste-based collection pieces. The team behind the shoot of this collection celebrates the powerful influence that these collections possess to break the stigma of reused and recycled fabrics. The artistic direction of the photoshoot features bright backdrops of artistically torn paper and referenced the breakthrough of sustainable fashion into the mainstream. Renowned fashion photographer Donald Chiu and Hong Kong-based styist Kieran Ho led the photoshoot to capture these collections at creative collaborative workspace.
The Redress Design Award 2019 will offer a number of invaluable prizes. The winner of the first prize will collaborate with a team of fashion leaders on a contemporary sustainable collection for one of the brands of JNBY Group which will retail in their stores across the globe. The runner-up will be awarded with a personal and tailored mentorship with distinguished fashion designer and Redress Design Award Judge Orsola de Castro.