Redress Design Award

2018 Overview

The first truly global edition in its 8 year history, the 2018 competition cycle reached far and wide with a record-breaking number of applications received from 55 countries, from designers applying fashion’s waste to their collections through creative approaches. Our judges shortlisted 30 semi-finalists and then selected the final 11 who developed 5 piece collections using their various different waste streams together with one or more of the different techniques of zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction. The educational programme engaged with over 900 emerging designers in a series of lectures and workshops and a further 5,000 others via our LEARN platform, on which a new guide on fibres was added.

2018 overview

The first truly global edition in its 8 year history, the 2018 competition cycle reached far and wide with a record-breaking number of applications received from 55 countries, from designers applying fashion’s waste to their collections through creative approaches. Our judges shortlisted 30 semi-finalists and then selected the final 11 who developed 5 piece collections using their various different waste streams together with one or more of the different techniques of zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction. The educational programme engaged with over 900 emerging designers in a series of lectures and workshops and a further 5,000 others via our LEARN platform, on which a new guide on fibres was added.

The cycle culminated in the Grand Final Fashion Show - the biggest in the competition’s history, which took place at HKTDC’s fashion week CENTRESTAGE on 6 September with a 1,000 strong international fashion audience and an additional 2,000 joining via livestream. Among the multiple prizes awarded through the cycle was the opportunity to design a sustainable collection for up-cycled brand The R Collective; a tailored mentorship with distinguished sustainable designer Orsola de Castro; the opportunity to dress Hong Kong supermodel Cara G at the upcoming Frontline Fashion 3 launch; and to use the co-creative working space and technical appliances at azalvo. The newly opened Mercedes me Store, Hong Kong was the first stop of a travelling exhibition featuring select pieces from our finalists’ collections.

Meet the designers

  Meet the designers

Meet the designers

Meet the Redress Design Award 2018 finalists and semi-finalist designers.

 First Prize:  The Redress Design Award 2018 with The R Collective   Tess Whitfort, Australia

First Prize:
The Redress Design Award 2018 with The R Collective

Tess Whitfort, Australia

Tess Whitfort wins the opportunity to design a sustainable collection for The R Collective.

 Second Prize:  The Redress Design Award 2018 Mentorship with Orsola de Castro   Jesse Lee, Hong Kong

Second Prize:
The Redress Design Award 2018 Mentorship with Orsola de Castro

Jesse Lee, Hong Kong

Jesse Lee will receive a tailored mentorship with distinguished sustainable fashion designer, Orsola de Castro.

 Special Prize: The Redress Design Award 2018 Special Prize with Cara G   Sarah Jane Fergusson, Japan

Special Prize:
The Redress Design Award 2018 Special Prize with Cara G

Sarah Jane Fergusson, Japan

Sarah Jane Fergusson wins the opportunity to dress Hong Kong supermodel Cara G at the upcoming Frontline Fashion 3 launch.

 Hong Kong Best Prize: The Redress Design Award 2018 with azalvo   Jesse Lee, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Best Prize:
The Redress Design Award 2018 with azalvo

Jesse Lee, Hong Kong

‘Hong Kong’s Best’ recognition was given to Jesse Lee to commend his achievements for leading Hong Kong’s pool of creative emerging designers.

 The Redress Design Award 2018 Alumni Prize   Claire Dartigues

The Redress Design Award 2018 Alumni Prize

Claire Dartigues

The Redress Design Award 2018 Alumni Prize was awarded Claire Dartigues who will receive a customized business development mentorship with kapok owner Arnault Castel, as well as a chance to stock her collection in store. Angus Tsui was also awarded a JUKI overlock machine during the Redress Design Award 2018 Alumni Networking Event in Hong Kong.

 The Redress Design Award 2018 People’s Choice Award   Mimi Jeong, USA

The Redress Design Award 2018 People’s Choice Award

Mimi Jeong, USA

Mimi Jeong was chosen as Redress Design Award 2018 People’s Choice Winner.

 

Our favourite moments

  Grand Final Fashion Show

Grand Final Fashion Show

  Behind-the-scenes

Behind-the-scenes

  Grand Final Judging

Grand Final Judging

  Design to Manufacturing Challenge: Fabric Testing

Design to Manufacturing Challenge:
Fabric Testing

  Design to Manufacturing Challenge: Prototyping

Design to Manufacturing Challenge:
Prototyping

  Design to Manufacturing Challenge: Pitching to Win

Design to Manufacturing Challenge:
Pitching to Win

  Fashion Shoot

Fashion Shoot

  Exhibitions

Exhibitions

  Meet the Finalists

Meet the Finalists

  Fitting Session

Fitting Session

  Alumni Showcase

Alumni Showcase

  After-party

After-party

  Alumni Networking Event

Alumni Networking Event

  Press Launch

Press Launch

  Sustainable Fashion Academies

Sustainable Fashion Academies

  Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops

Judges

INTERNATIONAL JUDGING PANEL

Orsola de Castro
Fashion Designer, Co-founder of Estethica & Co-founder of Fashion Revolution

Denise Ho
Fashion Director, The R Collective

Johanna Ho
Fashion Designer

Roger Lee
CEO of TAL Group

Clare Press
Podcaster, and Sustainability Editor-at-Large at Vogue Australia

Bandana Tewari
Contributor, The Business of Fashion & Founder of Craft Diplomacy

REGIONAL JUDGING PANEL - Region 1

Aneeth Arora
Designer, Péro

Vanessa Cheung
Managing Director, Nan Fung Development Ltd & Founder, The Mills

Denise Ho
Fashion Director, The R Collective

Roger Lee
CEO of TAL Group

Queennie Yang
Editor (Asia), Vogue International

REGIONAL JUDGING PANEL - Region 2


Marieke Eyskoot
Author, Consultant & Co-founder of MINT

Denise Ho
Fashion Director, The R Collective

Holly McQuillan
Fashion Designer & Author

Clare Press
Podcaster, and Sustainability Editor-at-Large at Vogue Australia

Tara St James
Founder of Study NY, Production Coordinator and Research Fellow of Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Partners & Sponsors

Major Sponsor 


The Create Hong Kong is a dedicated agency set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government’s resources catering for the promotion and speeding up the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.

Logistics Partner

bronze sponsors

EDUCATION DONORs

Hotel Sponsor

Prize Sponsors

Alumni prize sponsor

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Hair Sponsor

Make-up Sponsors

After-Party and Exhibition Partner

After-Party Sponsor

 

Media partners

FASHION ACADEMY PARTNERs

Educator Workshop Partner

MEDIA LAUNCH VENUE Sponsor

Accounting Sponsor

Knowledge partner

 

Supporting Organisations

Supporting Universities, Colleges and Institutions (listed alphabetically)

AAS College - School of Art & Design (Greece)
Aalto University (Finland)
ArtEZ University of the Arts (Netherlands)
Bangkok University (Thailand)
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (Mainland China) 
Birmingham City University (United Kingdom)
Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (United States of America)
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (Hong Kong) 
Cardiff Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)
Central Saint Martins (United Kingdom)
Chongqing Technology and Business University, Institute of Modern International Design  (Mainland China) 
CIDI Chanapatana International Design Institute (Thailand)
Clothing Industry Training Authority (Hong Kong) 
Columbia College Chicago (United States of America)
Condé Nast Center Of Fashion & Design (Mainland China)
Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Fiber Science & Apparel Design (United States of America)
Coventry University (United Kingdom)
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland)
Dankook University (South Korea)
Design School Kolding (Denmark)
Domus Academy (Italy)
Donghua University (Mainland China)
ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design) (Portugal)
ESEDS School of Design (India)
ESMOD Berlin International University of Arts for Fashion (Germany)
ESMOD France (France)
ESMOD Japon (Japan)
Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)
Faculty of Industrial Design, University of Tehran (Iran)
Formamod (France)
Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan)
Glasgow School of Art (United Kingdom)
Guangdong University of Technology - School of Arts and Design (Mainland China)
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts - School of Innovation Design (Mainland China)
Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)
Holmesglen Institute (Australia)
IFA Paris (France)
IFA Paris (Mainland China)
Indian Institute of Fashion & Design - IIFD (India)
Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI) Parsons Mumbai (India)
Institut Français de la Mode (France)
International Fashion Academy, Paris (France)
INTI International College Subang (IICS) (Malaysia)
JD Institute of Fashion Technology (India)
Jiangnan University (Mainland China)
Korea National Open University (South Korea)
L'École Supérieure d’Art Françoise Conte (France)
Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu) (Finland)
LaSalle College Jakarta (Indonesia)
Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore (Singapore)

Leeds College of Art (United Kingdom)
Malaysia Institute of Art (Malaysia)
Management Development Institute of Singapore (Singapore)
Massey University (New Zealand)
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore)
National Institute of Fashion Technology (India)
Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)
Oriental Institute of Technology (Department of Materials and Textiles, Fashion) (Taiwan)
Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand)
Parsons School of Design (United States of America)
Pearl Academy (India)
Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Raffles Bangkok (Thailand)
Raffles College of Higher Education (Kuala Lumpur) (RKL) (Malaysia)
Raffles Design Institute (Singapore)
Raffles Design Institute Shanghai (Mainland China)
Raffles International College Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Raffles University Iskandar (Malaysia)
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication (United Kingdom)
Regent's University London (United Kingdom)
RMIT University (Australia)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong, United States of America)
School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK (Hong Kong) 
Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom)
Shenkar College (Israel)
Shenzhen University (Mainland China)
Shih Chien University - Department of Fashion Design (Taiwan)
Shu Te University - Fashion Design Department (Taiwan)
Slim's Fashion & Arts School (Philippines)
SoFA Design Institute (Philippines)
St Catherine University (United States of America)
St. Clair College (Canada)
Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås (Sweden)
Technological & Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore)
The Elizabeth Galloway Academy (South Africa)
The Hong Kong Design Institute (Hong Kong)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute of Textiles and Clothing (Hong Kong)
UCSI University (Malaysia)
Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
University of Chester (United Kingdom)
University of Derby (United Kingdom)
University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)
University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
University of South Wales (United Kingdom)
VIA Design, VIA University College (Denmark)
Vilnius College of Design (VCD) (Lithuania)
Whistling Woods International – School of Fashion (India)
Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology (Mainland China)