Redress Design Award

Judges

Judges

The Redress Design Award judges represent the crème de la crème of sustainable industry expertise. Drawing from the worlds of retail, design, manufacturing and communications, the judges will look for qualities of creativity, originality, sustainability and market viability in the competition applications.

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International judging panel

  

Orsola de Castro

Fashion Designer, Co-founder of Estethica & Co-founder of Fashion Revolution

Orsola de Castro is a fashion designer and campaigner. She founded the luxury up-cycling label ‘From Somewhere’ in 1997 and has since created up-cycled collections for niche and mass markets, including Speedo, Tesco and Topshop. In 2006 Orsola co-founded Estethica, an international platform to showcase sustainable brands at London Fashion Week. In 2013, she co-founded Fashion Revolution, the global coalition of academics, designers, organisations and key opinion formers who are demanding increased transparency across the fashion value chain. Orsola is a regular speaker at many universities and gives keynote speeches at various fashion summits around the world.

Denise Ho

Fashion Director, The R Collective

Denise Ho is the globetrotting fashion director of The R Collective. She oversees the brand's unique, mission driven direction alongside their dynamic fashion designers from her base in Hong Kong. Previously, she successfully developed two fashion brands, including an ethical knitwear brand, from inception to impressive global distribution. Denise is also a stylist for media, brands and celebrities, including the likes of Vanity Fair and Tatler, Adidas, Lane Crawford, Apple and Shanghai Tang, and supermodel and Redress Ambassador, Bonnie Chen. Denise was Redress' resident stylist for several Redress Design Award cycles, during which she styled many emerging designers' sustainable collections from shoots, fashion shows to editorials. Her strong ethical and sustainable perspective on fashion positions Denise as one of the region's leading fashion influencers. 

Johanna Ho

Fashion Designer

Johanna Ho is a fashion designer with a strong sustainable fashion philosophy running through her JOHANNA HO brand. Her inaugural collection, following her studies at Central Saint Martins, showed in London Fashion Week in 1998 and was immediately purchased by Barneys New York. Subsequent collections are sold in 40 retailers internationally, including Browns, Selfridges, Harrods in London and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong, as well as in her flagship store in Hong Kong and various stores in Japan. Johanna has collaborated with various brands, from Vans, Birkenstock to Lane Crawford, and her international celebrity following includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Lana Del Rey and Eason Chen among others. Johanna divides her time between London and Hong Kong.

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Roger Lee

CEO of TAL Group

Roger Lee is the CEO of TAL Group, one of Asia’s largest, leading integrated textile and garment companies offering manufacturing, innovative products and services across stages of the apparel supply chain. Founded in 1947, the company now boasts a workforce of 26,000 staff worldwide, with 11 factories spanning Thailand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Ethiopia with an annual production capacity of 60 million pieces. Roger is a keen proponent of sustainability and explicitly acknowledges the important relationship between his company’s business performance and its social and environmental elements. TAL Group continuously strives to minimise its environmental impacts while positively contributing to the communities in which they operate. Roger sits on the board of Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America; J. Hilburn, a U.S. apparel company focused on custom made garments; and Zachary Prell, a U.S. contemporary men's sportswear brand based in New York.

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Bandana Tewari

Contributor, The Business of Fashion & Founder of Craft Diplomacy

Bandana Tewari is contributor for The Business of Fashion and Founder of a new dynamic NGO, named Craft Diplomancy, a platform to connect artisans and designers to collaborate together across countries, including those with historically volatile relationships. Formerly Editor-at-Large of Vogue India for 12 years, also forming part of the founding team, Bandana's ringside view of the rapidly evolving industry coupled with her signature ability to take the long view in every commentary has made her one of India’s foremost authorities on fashion. She has been published in multiple publications including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, US and UK Vogue, Wallpaper*, and Tank, in addition to several leading Indian journals. Bandana has also scripted and hosted 50 episodes of ‘Simply Style’, India’s first primetime TV show on fashion.


Regional Judging Panel - Region 1

Aneeth Arora

Designer, Péro

Aneeth Arora is the founder and the creative mind behind internationally stocked label, Péro. Inspired by the clothing and dressing styles of Indian locals, Aneeth’s designs combine Indian traditional textiles with western design sensibility. Her emphasis on traditional handcraft is also a result of her textile background - she studied at India’s National Institute of Fashion Technology and completed her masters at the National Institute of Design. Aneeth was awarded the Vogue Fashion Fund Award 2011 and British Fashion Council’s Young Fashion Entrepreneur Award 2011.

Vanessa Cheung

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

Vanessa Cheung founded The Mills, a revitalisation project transforming the old Nan Fung Textile Mills factory into a global destination for techstyle innovation, incubation, experimental retail, as well as textile-related art and culture. Through the project, she hopes to inspire both the younger generation and the intellectual development of Hong Kong, elevating the younger generation’s leadership. Vanessa is also the Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd and sits on the advisory board of the Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Enterprise programme (Hong Kong) jointly delivered by UAL Central Saint Martins and HKU SPACE International College.  

Denise Ho

Fashion Director, The R Collective

Denise Ho is the globetrotting fashion director of The R Collective. She oversees the brand's unique, mission driven direction alongside their dynamic fashion designers from her base in Hong Kong. Previously, she successfully developed two fashion brands, including an ethical knitwear brand, from inception to impressive global distribution. Denise is also a stylist for media, brands and celebrities, including the likes of Vanity Fair and Tatler, Adidas, Lane Crawford, Apple and Shanghai Tang, and supermodel and Redress Ambassador, Bonnie Chen. Denise was Redress' resident stylist for several Redress Design Award cycles, during which she styled many emerging designers' sustainable collections from shoots, fashion shows to editorials. Her strong ethical and sustainable perspective on fashion positions Denise as one of the region's leading fashion influencers. 

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Roger Lee

CEO of TAL Group

Roger Lee is the CEO of TAL Group, one of Asia’s largest, leading integrated textile and garment companies offering manufacturing, innovative products and services across stages of the apparel supply chain. Founded in 1947, the company now boasts a workforce of 26,000 staff worldwide, with 11 factories spanning Thailand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Ethiopia with an annual production capacity of 60 million pieces. Roger is a keen proponent of sustainability and explicitly acknowledges the important relationship between his company’s business performance and its social and environmental elements. TAL Group continuously strives to minimise its environmental impacts while positively contributing to the communities in which they operate. Roger sits on the board of Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America; J. Hilburn, a U.S. apparel company focused on custom made garments; and Zachary Prell, a U.S. contemporary men's sportswear brand based in New York.

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Queennie Yang

Editor (Asia), Vogue International

Queennie Yang is Editor (Asia) at Vogue International and supports the digital editorial content of Vogue editions across the Asia market, including China, Taiwan and Japan. Prior to joining Vogue, Queennie was one of the founding members and subsequent Managing Editor of BoF China. She also contributes to many other top-tier publications including VOGUE, NUMERO, GQ, ELLE and Modern Weekly as a columnist and fashion critic. Queennie is sought after by many global luxury brands and retailers as an expert fashion consultant. 


Regional Judging Panel - Region 2

  

Marieke Eyskoot

Author, Consultant & Co-founder of MINT

Marieke Eyskoot is an author, consultant and sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert, who has been involved in developing a better garment industry for over 15 years. She wrote ‘THIS IS A GOOD GUIDE – for a sustainable lifestyle’ (available in English from Spring 2018), which offers consumers practical and positive tips whilst proving that style and sustainability go hand in hand.  Marieke is co-founder of fair fashion tradeshow MINT and is known for bringing several leading international sustainable brands to the Benelux. She worked as part of the Clean Clothes Campaign, to promote better working conditions in the global garment industry. Chosen in newspaper Trouw’s Sustainable People Top 100 and trade journal Textilia’s Fashion Powerlist Top 100, Marieke is consistently highlighted as a leader in sustainable fashion and lifestyle by magazines such as Glamour, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire.  

Denise Ho

Fashion Director, The R Collective

Denise Ho is the globetrotting fashion director of The R Collective. She oversees the brand's unique, mission driven direction alongside their dynamic fashion designers from her base in Hong Kong. Previously, she successfully developed two fashion brands, including an ethical knitwear brand, from inception to impressive global distribution. Denise is also a stylist for media, brands and celebrities, including the likes of Vanity Fair and Tatler, Adidas, Lane Crawford, Apple and Shanghai Tang, and supermodel and Redress Ambassador, Bonnie Chen. Denise was Redress' resident stylist for several Redress Design Award cycles, during which she styled many emerging designers' sustainable collections from shoots, fashion shows to editorials. Her strong ethical and sustainable perspective on fashion positions Denise as one of the region's leading fashion influencers. 

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Holly Mcquillan

Fashion Designer & Author

Holly McQuillan is a consultant, designer, writer and researcher who primarily works in the field of sustainable design practice. Holly is a leader in the field of zero-waste fashion - curating and designing for exhibitions and the industry, as well as co-authoring ‘Zero Waste Fashion Design’, published in 2016 by Bloomsbury. After completing her Master of Design at Massey University in 2005, Holly worked in education and as a consultant for industry, supporting major companies in their zero waste goals. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the Swedish School of Textiles.

Clare Press

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

Clare Press is one of Australia’s most respected fashion journalists, and a leading voice in ethical fashion. In 2018 she became Australian Vogue’s first ever sustainability editor. She previously held the position of fashion editor-at-large at Marie Claire and has written widely for titles including Harper’s Bazaar, the Sydney Morning Herald and Fashionista. Clare is the author of Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion and presents the podcast of the same name. On the weekly Wardrobe Crisis show, she interviews designers, creatives and change-makers about ethical and sustainable fashion.

Tara St James

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

Tara St James launched Study NY with 10+ years experience designing in Canada and the US. Study produces in NYC’s garment district using ethical fabrics and production methods.  Shortly after starting Study NY, Tara focused on educating the next generation of designers on the importance of sustainability in design. She has extensive lecturing and teaching experience in NYC. Currently Tara is working as Production Coordinator and Research Fellow in the Sustainable Strategies Lab for Pratt’s new Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.