Redress Design Award 2018 Semi-FINALIST
Pragya Sharma is a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2018 and holds a Postgraduate Degree in Fashion Design from Pearl Academy Uttar Pradesh, India. Pragya is currently working as a teaching assistant at the Indian Institute of Art and Design in India.
Sustainable Fashion to me means continually re-using and re-purposing what is already in existence - a contradiction to the current state of the fashion industry where there are huge amounts of fabrics and garments that go unused or are discarded. When I design I like to start with textile scraps and make my designs within these parameters, creating something with both purpose and multifunctionality. - Pragya Sharma
redress Design Award Collection
Pragya's submission for the Redress Design Award is inspired by the hexagonal structure of the benzene molecule and uses patchwork as the basis of her collection. Applying the design techniques of up-cycling and reconstruction to textile swatches, end-of-roll fabrics and secondhand clothes, Pragya creates designs that can be worn in multiple ways. She also re-incorporates small scraps created during production as embellishments to achieve total zero-waste for her collection.
Zero-waste, Up-cycling, Reconstruction