Redress Design Award

Louise de Testa

Louise de Testa

Redress Design Award 2013 2nd prize winner


After completing her Fashion Design degree at Atelier Chardon Savard in France, Louise returned to her alma mater in 2012 to take on a teaching role. She previously interned for Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Wang and for US Vogue.

It is very important for me to create quality designs that will last in time with excellent finishing, which is the opposite of fast fashion consuming. As a young designer, I have a lot of ideas but limited resources, so I make the most out of resources available to me. That’s why I think that for our generation, sustainability has to be naturally anchored in our creative process. - Louise de Testa

Redress Design Award Collection

For her the Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award)2013 Collection, Louise combined zero-waste and up-cycling design techniques to create new outfits using leftover textiles from her own production and secondhand textiles sourced from flea markets in France.