Redress Design Award 2018 SECONd prize & hong kong best winner
Jesse Lee is winner of the Redress Design Award 2018 Second Prize Mentorship with Orsola de Castro and the Redress Design Award 2018 Hong Kong Best Prize. He holds a degree in Fashion Design from Kingston University, UK and currently works as a costume merchandiser in Hong Kong.
Sustainability has always been a core part of my design concept and I was influenced by my upbringing where we were encouraged to appreciate the potential of all objects for re-use. By designing fashion in a sustainable way, I find new possibilities for collected objects, creating an unexpected journey for both the object and wearer. - Jesse Lee
redress Design Award Collection
Jesse’s submission for the Redress Design Award was inspired by his mother’s love of wearing his father’s old jackets as a way of showing her love and affection. Jesse up-cycles and reconstructs textiles found in his family home, including old curtains, sofa fabrics, umbrellas, bed sheets and socks, transforming objects with sentimental value and memories into a timeless collection that can be shared.