Steering sustainable design comes in many shapes and sizes – and industries. That’s why we merged two of the world's largest industries - clothes and cars - into one educational and creative design challenge.
Earlier this year, we announced winners of the Ford Design Grant, an initiative created in partnership with Redress to support emerging designers with a bursary and the use of Ford’s sustainable materials for the development of their fashion projects. This month we caught up with the three stand-out winners from Finland, Germany and Hong Kong, and discovered vast creative diversity in their bold designs. The talented trio turned fabrics normally used in Ford’s vehicles into stylish men’s and womenswear, and even footwear, reminding us that when it comes to sustainability, designers are in the driver’s seat! See the full collection here on Facebook.
Clothing and styling: Isla Vainio
Photographer: Maria Hästbacka
Location: Espoo Museum of Modern Art, EMMA
Model: Kiss Kiss Forbidn
MUAH: Sonja Heinonen
Watch The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 finalists present their minimal waste collections on the runway at Hong Kong Fashion Week’s World Boutique. The show will be live streamed on 21 January 2015 at 17:00 HKT / 09.00 GMT on NOTJUSTALABEL.COM.
We are delighted to announce new partners joining us for The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15. Ford Motor Company joins us as Gold Sponsor and Shanghai Tang join us as our Prize Partner. A full list of partners can be found here. We welcome these partners and look forward to another successful competition cycle!