Redress Design Award 2019 FINALIST
Abby Gaskin is a finalist of the Redress Design Award 2019 and is currently studying a BFA, majoring in Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, USA.
“I started with the end in mind and designed patterns that have modularity and can be simply re-assembled in different ways to extend the garment’s life. By connecting rectangles with looped yarn, my designs can be disassembled and reassembled, building new shapes to make completely new garments”. - Abby Gaskin
redress Design Award Collection
For her competition collection ‘Indigo Blues’, Abby is inspired by the layered, woven wigs that powerful French women such as Marie Antoinette wore in the 1780s. Her zero-waste design process was a driving force from the get-go, dictating shapes and silhouettes. For her approach, Abby connects simple rectangles through hand knitting and hand weaving, up-cycling materials such as bed sheets, secondhand textiles and surplus yarns.