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Redress Design Award 2020

Update! Congrats to Finalists

Womenswear finalists:

Juliana Garcia Bello, The Netherlands
Laura Krause, Albania
Grace Lant, Hong Kong
Tong Jianlong, Mainland China
Ruth Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka

Menswear finalists:

Marie-Eve Aubry, Canada
Beatrice Bocconi, Italy
Inhwa Jin, Korea
Ngoh Ha Thu Le, Vietnam
Gönül Yigit, The Netherlands


The Redress Design Award is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. Organised by Redress, the competition works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented fashion game-changers to transform the global fashion industry and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to maximise long-term impact.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Details & to enter Redress Design Award 2020

Location: open globally - worldwide

Experience/age: Having less than 4 years’ professional fashion design experience or are a fashion student in any year at an educational institution at the time of application. 18+

Entry: Free to Apply

Deadline: March 18 2020

THE BRIEF

WOMENSWEAR DESIGN BRIEF

You are challenged to design a contemporary womenswear collection for a modern, urbanite woman aged 25-34 who loves timeless, comfortable and fashion-forward pieces that have a juxtaposition between feminine and utilitarian looks. Your collection must ease our well-travelled woman’s daily sartorial choices, maximising the potential of her day in unequivocally chic ensembles, whether she is working, travelling or pursuing her evolving interest in sustainable living. The concept of rescuing textile waste, re-using these through up-cycling and reimagining fashion may influence your creativity and processes.

MENSWEAR DESIGN BRIEF

You are challenged to design a contemporary menswear collection for an urban, active man aged 18-35 who is concerned about the environment and actively seeks a sustainable wardrobe. Your collection should allow the wearer comfort and style whether in the city or exploring the big outdoors.

THE PRIZES

WOMENSWEAR PRIZE - REDRESS DESIGN AWARD 2020 WITH THE R COLLECTIVE

You will design your own ten-piece womenswear capsule collection for award-winning up-cycled fashion brand, The R Collective. Following your runway victory, you will work with The R Collective’s expert design, manufacturing, marketing and sustainability team based in the dynamic cities of Hong Kong and London and from your hometown for a three-month flexible part time journey.

MENSWEAR PRIZE - REDRESS DESIGN AWARD 2020 WITH VF CORPORATION

Following your win, you will be invited to join the VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies of iconic brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies; to explore what it takes to be a sustainable fashion business leader. You will also receive a professional development fund of HK$20,000 to propel your sustainable fashion career forward.

RUNNER-UP PRIZE - THE REDRESS DESIGN AWARD 2020 MENTORSHIP WITH ORSOLA DE CASTRO

You will receive a tailored mentorship with distinguished sustainable fashion designer and competition judge, Orsola de Castro. Widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in sustainable fashion, Orsola has nurtured many of the pioneering names in sustainable fashion from their early designs through to their established brands.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE PRIZE

After impressing the global public with your designs in an online vote to outshine your 31 semi- finalist competitors, you will be promoted across Redress’ social networks along with your accolade of People’s Choice.

HONG KONG BEST PRIZE

Hong Kong's highest scoring designer will receive the accolade of Hong Kong best, along with a place in the Grand Final and 10 books from the Bloomsbury Basics Fashion Design series.

ALL TEN FINALISTS WILL -

  • Present their sustainable collections at HKTDC Hong Kong's Fashion Week CENTRESTAGE
  • Enjoy a whirlwind educational all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong
  • Have their designs shot in Hong Kong by a renowned photographer and styled by an influential stylist
  • Have designs showcased under the international public’s spotlight in an exhibition after the grand final concludes
  • Receive a 12 month Spotlight membership to the CO platform providing them with access to premium intelligence and learning that will help them launch their careers in sustainable fashion business.
  • Receive a two-hour mentorship with a sustainable fashion expert to help nurture their future career development

ALL 32 SEMI-FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE -

  • Promotion across Redress’ marketing channels
  • Access to the Redress Design Award Alumni Network which provides regular opportunities to develop your sustainable fashion career
  • A selection of fashion books from Bloomsbury Publishing