Through the Redress Design Award, we are dedicated to supporting emerging fashion designers in their journey into sustainable success and are thrilled to see the growth of our alumni network as they contribute to the circular fashion system. Catch up with the latest news on how our alumni are forging forward with sustainability at the forefront as they pursue their professional dreams.
Rachel Clowes - Was awarded the Redress Design Award 2018 Alumni Prize in partnership with Common Objective for her leadership in tackling the plastic problem through her brand, The Sustainable Sequin Company – which offers colourful sequins made from recycled PET plastic and is in the process of developing a biosynthetic option.
Rachel will receive a 12 month Showcase membership to the CO platform which supports the fashion industry to do business better. In addition she has been recognised as a 2019 CO Leader by the organisation. Click here to learn more about Rachel.
Redress Design Award Alumni, Cora Bellotto has been spotted in the pages of Vogue Talents this past year and in February 2019 was recognised as a ‘NEXT GREEN TALENTS’ by Vogue Italia and YOOX as a label working responsible approach towards production and consumption. Each of the seven brands nominated made an up-cycled item of clothing now for sale on YOOX.com. Cora has also been recognised as a CO Leader 2019 for her brand which uses natural and organic fibres and has a focus on zero-waste design.. Click here to learn more about Cora.
Pat was presented with the first of our Redress Design Award 2019 Alumni Prizes, winning the opportunity to showcase her new collection +There were never flowers, there was fire + at Vancouver Fashion Week this March, where she not only gained exposure to an international fashion audience, including buyers, media and influencers but gained media attention from top titles including Dazed Korea and Paper Magazine.
Through her eponymous brand she transforms textile waste through up-cycling in partnership with illustrator Mateusz Kolek. Pat is now also donating 3% from the sale of her collection pieces to support the work of Redress! Click here to learn more about Pat.
This January 2019, Redress Design Award Alumni Seerat Virdi made the finals of the Circular Design Challenge at Lakme Fashion Week with her brand Miesu – shortlisted from 900 applicants. The Circular Design Challenge is a collaboration between Reliance Industries Ltd's R Elan ‘Fashion for Earth’ initiative, Lakme Fashion Week and the United Nations in India with the aim to bring to the forefront environmental champions of tomorrow in the Indian fashion and textiles industry. The fashion entrepreneurs were chosen based on their innovative collections made using materials from diverse sources of waste including plastics. Watch Seerat talking about her collection here and click here to learn more about her work.
Redress introduced alumni designer Kelvin Wan to Hong Kong food and beverage group, Maximal Concepts, for a partnership that resulted in the creation of funky denim Lai See packets for the Chinese New Year 2019 up-cycled from deadstock fabrics, which were gifted to their guests. Click here to learn more about Kelvin.
This March, alumni Kévin Germanier was nominated for the coveted recognition of LVMH Prize Semi-Finalist for his talent and outstanding creativity. His brand GERMANIER was selected from a pool of 1,700 applicants by the Prize selection committee, headed by Delphine Arnault, and Kévin had the opportunity to present his collection to the jury of 63 international fashion experts in Paris. We were thrilled to see him in good company alongside a growing number of design talent with a focus on sustainability. To learn more about Kévin, click here.