Redress Design Award

2019 Carina Roca Portella

Carina Roca Portella

Redress Design Award 2019 Runner-up prize winner


Carina Roca Portella was the winner of the Redress Design Award 2019 Runner-up Prize Mentorship with Orsola de Castro. She has a BA in Fashion Design from ESDI, Barcelona and an MA in Creative Direction and Advanced pattern Making from IDEP, Barcelona. Carina is currently back at ESDI, studying for her second MA in Management of the Fashion and Design Industry.

“I aim to empower others to become conscious consumers and change the way they perceive sustainability. Knowledge is power. We, as fashion designers, should raise awareness of the negative impacts caused by the fashion industry and encourage people to change their buying habits”.- Carina Roca Portella

redress Design Award Collection

In her Redress Design Award collection entitled ‘Caution Line’ Carina channels the spirit of non-conformism and self-expression, and is inspired by the inner-strength that is created by joining groups of like-minded people. Carina hopes to galvanise this collective force through her clothing which features printed statements. She up-cycles end-of-rolls, cut-and-sew waste and end-of-life restaurant napkins and tablecloths, adding fun care instructions within to engage the wearer to keep clothing in use for longer.