Redress Design Award

Zhao Ying

zhao ying 

Redress Design Award 2018 Semi-FINALIST


Zhao Ying is a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2018. She is currently studying Fashion Design at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (awarded by Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom).

Gaining an understanding of the environmental issues created by the industry, such as the multiple pollution problems caused by excessive discarded synthetic dyes in waterways, I am motivated to be part the sustainable fashion movement to advocate environmental protection, particularly in China where a lot of the manufacturing and production processes still take place. - Zhao Ying

redress Design Award Collection

For her Redress Design Award submission, Ying is inspired by the minimalist still life paintings of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi and emulates the colour, texture and subject matter of his artwork through her designs to create surface interest and sculptural form. Ying applies the design techniques of up-cycling and reconstruction to a variety of waste fabrics including cut-and-sew waste, damaged textiles, secondhand textiles and clothing. 



Up-cycling, Reconstruction