Designing Waste Out Of Fashion | THE ECOCHIC DESIGN AWARD
Last month The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 sustainable fashion design competition opened its doors for the second time to emerging fashion designers in Singapore, challenging designers to cut waste out of fashion.
To compete for career-changing prizes, applicants must select one or more of the minimal waste design techniques zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction, to design a ‘Modern China Chic’ contemporary and wearable womenswear collection that reflects style as much as sustainability.
High profile judges from Singapore will determine the semi-finalists from the region. The judges include Sharon Lim, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Singapore, Winnie So, Chief Knitwear Designer of Shanghai Tang, and Singaporean-Japanese fashion designer and pioneer of Singapore’s sustainable fashion design scene, Yumiko Uno, Co-Founder of organic cotton fashion brand, Etrican.
Alongside designers from the regions of Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, UK, France, Germany and Sweden, one Singapore-based fashion designer is guaranteed to become a finalist and travel to Hong Kong in January 2015 to show a sustainable collection on the runway at Hong Kong Fashion Week where the winners will be announced.
1ST PRIZE: THE ECOCHIC DESIGN AWARD 2014/15 WITH SHANGHAI TANG
The first prize winner will design a capsule collection using up-cycled textiles for Shanghai Tang, China’s leading luxury brand that prides itself as the curator of modern Chinese chic.
2ND PRIZE: THE ECOCHIC DESIGN AWARD 2014/15 WITH THE LANGHAM, HONG KONG
For the second prize, the winner will team up with renowned luxury hotel, The Langham, to design a sustainable uniform collection for the hotel’s T’ang Court restaurant.
SPECIAL PRIZE: THE ECOCHIC DESIGN AWARD 2014/15 WITH JOHN HARDY
The special prize winner will win an educational trip to sustainable luxury jewelry brand, John Hardy’s design centre and workshop in Bali, Indonesia to learn about their sustainable luxury business.
Apply by 15 August 2014 at www.ecochicdesignaward.com
Text by: Katie Leung
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