Redress Design Award 2019 Hong Kong Best Runner-up Prize winner
Chan Meiyan is the winner of the Redress Design Award 2019 Hong Kong Best Runner-up Prize. She studied Fashion Design at ESMOD Paris, France and is currently working as a fashion designer.
“There are approximately 10.6 million weddings every year in China. What if just 10% of those brides decided to donate their dresses for up-cycling? This would have a significant impact on the fashion industry’s carbon footprint”. - Chan Meiyan
redress Design Award Collection
For her competition collection ‘Leftovers’, Meiyan took inspiration from the wave of feminism that took Western fashion by storm in the early 80s breaking the ground for women to aspire to new roles in society. Reconstructing secondhand wedding dresses from China, where women now embrace self-reliance in all aspects of their lives, she creates a collection of multi-functional and seasonal garments to fit modern lifestyles.