The EcoChic Design Award Hong Kong 2012 People´s Award Winner
After winning the public vote for the EcoChic Design Award Hong Kong 2012 cycle People’s Award, Angus Tsui launched his namesake sustainable womenswear and menswear brand in 2014, which is created using the zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques. The brand uses excess fabric stock sourced from Hong Kong companies and social enterprises along with organic and recycled fabrics, and eco-friendly ink for digital printing.
Award-winning Angus is collecting more recognitions; from being named as a “Black Sheep” by the world-leading independent designer platform, Not Just A Label, to his recent accolade of being handpicked to represent the future of fashion design at the Hong Kong Young Talent Alumni Fashion Show 2016. Extending his reach within the community, he is supported with studio space at the St James’ Settlement Jockey Club Up-cycling Centre where he also works with people with disabilities to produce up-cycled products. Angus has a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University and a Higher Diploma in Fashion Design from Hong Kong Design Institute.
“Choosing to design sustainably or not is a decision that affects our own future and also the next generation’s living conditions. I hope that sustainable fashion will help to influence the community’s awareness about protecting the environment so as ultimately to make a ‘gift’ for our children” – Angus Tsui
EcoChic Design Award Collection
For his EcoChic Design Award 2012 collection, Angus was inspired by the Chinese Longevity Lock, one of the most valuable items in the Chinese culture. Just like the lock, he wants to pass “Eco-Fashion” as a blessing to our next generation. He used the up-cycling design technique to create outfits using leftover fabrics. Within his collection Angus also developed a zero-waste pattern using geometric shapes to create an outfit made out of recycled denim fabrics.