Redress Design Award 2018 FINALIST
Melissa Villevieille is a finalist of the Redress Design Award 2018. She holds a degree in Fashion Design from the Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom, and is currently setting up to be a freelance knitwear designer.
I was reluctant to enter the fashion industry because of its unsustainable practices, however, my interest was rekindled when I discovered knitwear design. The fact that I’m able to manage the product from fibre to finish with little to no waste, has inspired me to continue exploring and innovating new textiles. I’m excited and curious to see what’s to come in this changing industry and am thrilled to play a part in raising awareness of sustainable fashion. - Melissa Villevieille
redress Design Award Collection
Melissa’s Redress Design Award submission draws from the concepts of regenesis and creating a final object that is greater than its individual parts. She up-cycles off-cuts and other textile waste sourced from a clothing label, adding value through hand dyeing, knitting and weaving to create new fabrics for use in her designs.
Zero-waste, Up-cycling, Reconstruction