The 2014 EcoChic Design Award has now officially been launched, and we are very proud to be one of the prize sponsors for a second year running. If you are a fashion student or newly qualified fashion designer, and think you’ve got what it takes to cut waste out of fashion … read on!
The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Designers are educated with the theory and techniques to enable them to create desirable sustainable clothing via zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction sustainable design techniques.
The 2014/15 competition cycle is open to fashion designers with less than three years’ professional experience and fashion design students living in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. One finalist from each of the ten regions will be selected to present their sustainable collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week in mid January 2015 to compete for career-changing prizes.
Here’s what last year’s finalists had to say about their experience:
The winner will also get to design his/her own capsule collection for China’s leading luxury brand Shanghai Tang.
Amongst other prizes, the 10 finalists will get a six-month subscription to the Library from us to help with their final collections research, and copies of the three most recent books from our Fairchild Books Basics Fashion Design series.