Redress Design Award 2019 Semi-FINALIST
Pragya is a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2019 and is currently working as a lecturer the at the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD). She holds a postgraduate degree in Fashion Design from the Pearl Academy, India.
“I enjoy designing with the limitations that sustainable design brings and find it gives a sense of purpose to my profession. As a designer, I feel I have a responsibility to prevent the creation of more waste by using virgin fibres, instead using existing materials to lessen the impact on the planet and people”. - Pragya Sharma
redress Design Award Collection
For her Redress Design Award collection, Pragya was inspired by the work of abstract expressionist Ellsworth Kelly and his dynamic use of shape, form and colour. Up-cycling damaged textiles, end-of-rolls and cut-and-sew waste, Pragya creates a ‘pojagi’ style patchwork base for each garment (a Korean technique sewing waste textiles together) and applies the zero-waste technique, folding the resulting squares of fabric into forms.