EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 – meet the finalists

The EcoChic Design Award is returning for its fifth year, and this time around organisers Redress are celebrating this milestone anniversary by showcasing even more outstanding sustainable design talent from around the world. Bloomsbury Publishing is proud to support this event for the third year in a row and can’t wait to show you this year’s entries.

We love having the opportunity to sponsor a project like the Eco-Chic design awards and are very keen to put sustainable sourcing and design in the spotlight. This international contest continues to grow year after year, and it’s great to see so many students, graduates and designers from across the globe replicating the latest zero-waste and reconstruction techniques.

As we did in 2013 and 2014, we’re offering every finalist a free subscription to the Berg Fashion Library, whilst this year’s 2nd and 3rd place contestants will get a choice of as many books from the Basics Fashion Design series as they would like. The lucky 1st place winner will receive 1 year access to all areas of Bloomsbury Fashion Central, including Fairchild Books, Berg Fashion Library and the Fashion Photography Archive!

So let’s meet the 2015/16 finalists!

Amy Ward

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Amy Ward – Germany, Student at ESMOD Berlin, International University of Art for Fashion
Design Techniques: Up-cycling, Reconstruction, Zero-waste

Annie McKinnon

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Annie McKinnon UK, Student at University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins
Design Techniques: Up-cycling, Zero-waste

Belle Benyasarn

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Belle Benyasarn Thailand, Fashion Designer
Design Technique: Up-cycling.

Cora Bellotto (1)

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Cora Maria Bellotto – Spain, Freelance Designer
Design Techniques: Reconstruction, Up-cycling

Esther Liu

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Esther Lui Hong Kong, Design Assistant
Design Technique: Up-cycling

Pan Wen

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Pan Wen Mainland China, Recent Graduate of University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins

Design Technique: Up-cycling

Patrycja Guzik

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Patrycja Guzik Poland, Stylist and Graphic Designer
Design Techniques: Up-cycling, Reconstruction

Sara Kiani

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Sara Kiani UK, Student at University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins
Design Techniques: Zero-waste, Up-cycling

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Tsang Fan Yu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tsang Fan Yu Hong Kong, Student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Design Techniques: Up-cycling, Zero-waste

Wang Di

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Wang Di Mainland China, Student at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Design Techniques: Up-cycling

The winners will be announced on 20th January 2016 and you can watch a live stream of the grand final here at 9am (GMT), so let us know who you think should take this year’s Eco-Chic Design Award crown on Twitter or in the comments section below.