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Redress Design Award 2022

Redress Design Award 2022

16th Mar 2022

Update! The winners are:

● Redress Design Award 2022 First Prize winner: Federico Badini Confalonieri, Italy

● Redress Design Award 2022 Runner-Up Prize winner: Ashutosh Panda, India

● Redress Design Award 2022 Hong Kong Best Prize Winner: Patrick Lam, Hong Kong

● Redress Design Award 2022 People’s Choice winner: Cris Miranda, Chile


Meet the 10 Redress Design Award 2022 finalists!

A very successful public vote with nearly 9,000 votes for the People’s Choice, we welcome winner Cris Miranda from Chile to join the other 9 finalist designers selected by our international panel of judges.

All ten will be bringing their competition designs to life in time for the Grand Final Presentation in Hong Kong in mid-September.

The Redress Design Award 2021 Finalists are (alphabetical):

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

Ruwanthi Gajadeera, Sri Lanka

Update! The 2022 semi-finalists have been announced! – 30 talented sustainable fashion designers from diverse regions including Chile, Nigeria, Vietnam, Hong Kong and others – and kicks off the voting for its People’s Choice Award.

The public is invited to vote HERE for their favourite designer among the semi-finalists. The winner of the most votes will be fast-tracked to the final round of the competition, where they will present their collection at the Grand Final Fashion Presentation in September 2022, alongside nine other finalists to be selected by an international panel of expert judges.

The Redress Design Award 2022’s Semi-finalists are:

- Ashutosh Panda, India

- Cal Carver, United States of America

- Lam Chi Fu, Hong Kong

- Trần Thị Kiều Chinh, Vietnam

- Cris Miranda, Chile

- Darius Jireh Juson, Philippines

- Drina Marco, Spain

- Elahehsadat Hosseini, United Kingdom

- Federico Badini Confalonieri, Italy

- Guntas Grewal, India

- Hoàng Hồng Hải, Vietnam

- Laura Borrmeister, New Zealand

- Lívia Aguiar de Castro, Brazil

- Lola Clavel, Hong Kong

- Lorenzo Restagno, Hong Kong

- Louise Boase, Australia

- Loveleen Tokas, India

- Lucy Mitchell, United Kingdom

- Zheng Luyao, Mainland China

- Maria Pons Porta, Spain

- Marie-Eve Aubry, Canada

- Melissa Pereira Rodrigues, Portugal

- Micaela Clubourg, Spain

- Mohammed Numaan Khan, India

- Nawoda Bandara, Sri Lanka

- Ruth Hadinjoto, Australia

- Ruwanthi Gajadeera, Sri Lanka

- Samira Mohammed, Nigeria

- Wang Sizhe, Mainland China

- Yang Yimiao, Mainland China

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 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.


Details & to enter Redress Design Award 2022

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 16 2022


You are challenged to design a contemporary collection for a modern, fashion-forward adult who is concerned about the environment and actively seeks comfort and style whether in the city or exploring the big outdoors.

Your collection will rescue textile waste, re-using these through upcycling while reimagining fashion, which will likely influence your creativity and processes.


Design three ready-to-wear outfit sketches for your application for construction using textile waste and/or textiles made from waste products. (Complete outfits not necessary at this stage.)

Impress the judges. For the open application and semi-final judging, your designs will be scored in three categories; creativity and originality, sustainability, marketability. Our judges will be looking for evidence of circular design thinking in designers collections. This means from sourcing your materials to pattern design, creation, consideration of the user, and disposal after use, you must have a clear understanding of the environmental impacts of your creations and will have explored solutions through the design of your collection. You should be reflective and critical and able to clearly explain your decision making at each step of creating your sustainable collection.

If you are successful in becoming a finalist, you must create those same three ready-to-wear sketches from the open application into complete outfits, along with creating one more showpiece outfit. You will also need to design one ready-to-wear outfit that will be created virtually for the Grand Final fashion show, with the support of Redress. For Grand Final judging, the additional category of workmanship will be added when the judges can touch, feel and see your collection to assess your skills.


There are multiple prizes on offer for the 2022 cycle with a development fund pot of HK$80,000 (US$10,000) to be distributed to the highest scoring finalists. All finalists and semi-finalists will receive educational and career enhancing prizes.


Following their runway victory, the Redress Design Award first prize winner will join VF’s Timberland team to collaborate on a design project. They will also have the opportunity to work closely with the VF Corporation Sustainability & Responsibility team to ensure that materials and design strategies maximise sustainability, and will gain exciting insights from across the supply chain from sourcing to product development, while deepening their skills and understanding around sustainable production and marketing.

The first prize winner will also receive…

- A development fund of HK50,000 (US$6,400).

- A high-performance lockstitch machine and an overlock sewing machine from JUKI


The runner-up 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.

This mentorship opportunity will give the winner expert and targeted support from wherever they are in the world through video calls and by email over a six-month period. This prize prepares the designer, their visions and collections for the competitive market of attracting fashion buyers and media – and ultimately securing success.

The runner-up will also receive…

- A development fund of HK50,000 (US$6,400).

- A high-performance lockstitch machine and an overlock sewing machine from JUKI


After impressing the global public with their designs in an online vote to outshine the other 29 semi- finalists, this winner will receive a JUKI overlock sewing machine.

The People’s Choice will also receive…

- Additional promotion across Redress’ social networks

- A guaranteed place in the Grand Final


Hong Kong's highest scoring designer will receive...

- A guaranteed place in the Grand Final

- A development fund of HK15,000 (US$,1,900)

- A JUKI high-performance lockstitch sewing machine


  • 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 two-hour mentorship with a sustainable fashion expert to help nurture their future career development


  • 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 digital fashion books from Bloomsbury Publishing