Redress Design Award 2018 FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Tess Whitfort is the Redress Design Award 2018 First Prize Winner and will soon join The R Collective team to design her up-cycled collection for retail. She holds a degree in Fashion from Box Hill Institute, Australia. Tess is currently working as a design assistant for a womenswear label.
For me, sustainable practices within fashion design are an absolute necessity. I feel that it is our responsibility as young designers to limit the negative environmental impacts of the fashion industry. I am committed to finding new solutions for fashion and part of the appeal is that sustainable design is all about problem solving, innovation and functional design. - Tess Whitfort
redress Design Award Collection
For her Redress Design Award submission, Tess was inspired by different subcultures and the way people express themselves through their clothing choices. She applies the design techniques of up-cycling and zero-waste to industry end-of-rolls, customising her edgy, androgynous collection through the use of eco-friendly inks and paints.