The world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, the Redress Design Award announces its 2019 cycle semi-finalists. These 30 devious designers represent the brightest talent in a growing swell of ambitious emerging designers working to tackle the environmental challenges of the fashion industry. Vote now!
As the world wakes up to the enormity of fashion’s negative footprint, from carbon emissions, water pollution and chemical use to spiralling over-consumption and waste, the Redress Design Award showcases the critical role designers can play in finding solutions.
Focusing on the need to eliminate textile waste the competition challenges emerging fashion designers and students to explore the circular economy through the core sustainable design techniques of zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction.
Redress Founder & Board Chair, Dr. Christina Dean noted “If the fashion industry carries on with a business-as-usual linear model, carbon emissions from textile production alone are set to rise by more than 60% by 2030, but these emerging designers give us hope for a future where textile waste is valued, and where responsible design, production and consumption with circularity in mind are the norm.”
The 30 now face the next round of assessment by the International Judging Panel of industry experts to decide the final short-list of 10 finalists who will be flying out to Hong Kong later this year to take part in an intensive week of sustainable fashion education and design challenges and showcase their collections during a live Grand Final at CENTRESTAGE, Hong Kong.
Cast your vote and help decide which one of our 30 semi-finalists will take home the title of Redress Design Award 2019 People’s Choice! Simply select your favourite sustainable fashion designer based on their sketches and written statements. The most popular designer will be announced later in May, together with our 10 Redress Design Award 2019 finalists.
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After tackling Beijing for some six years where she worked for China International Publishing Group, she spent a moment in time moseying down steep alleyways and writing about their fashionable and underground features in Hong Kong.
Van Paridon most recently managed to claw her way through a Europe-based academic endeavor called "Journalism". 'Tis in such fashion that she has now turned her lust for China Fashion/ Lifestyle and Underground into a full time occupation.
Van Paridon hunts down the latest in Chinese menswear, women’s clothing, designer newbies, established names, changes in the nation’s street scenery, close-ups of particular trends presently at play or of historical socio-cultural value in Chinaplus a selection of budding photographers.
Paired with a deep devotion to China’s urban underground scene, van Paridon holds a particular interest in the topics of androgyny, the exploration of individuality and the power that is the Key Opinion Leader (the local term for “influencers”) in contemporary China.