Redress Design Award 2018 Semi-FINALIST
Jesse Lee is a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2018 and holds a degree in Fashion Design from Kingston University, UK. Jesse 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.