Redress Design Award 2014/15 1st Prize Winner
Redress Design Award in 2014/15 First Prize winner, Kévin Germanier, launched his brand Germanier in 2018, with a debut womenswear collection featuring up-cycled materials including striking beads and sculptural fabric; as well as zero-waste methods. The collection has been bought by matchesfashion.com where it will be exclusively sold.
Following his competition win, Kévin returned to Hong Kong to work for three months with the Shanghai Tang design team to create the brand’s first luxury up-cycled collection, which launched in 2016. Before leaving to concentrate on his brand, Kévin worked as a junior designer at Louis Vuitton in Paris, where he currently lives. Kévin holds a degree in Fashion Womenswear from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in the UK.
For me, sustainable fashion is one way of expressing myself. It feels amazing to be able to create clothes and at the same time to protect the planet. As a young and passionate designer, it is very important for me to feel useful. Sustainable fashion challenges me and since I love solving problems, it matches my personality perfectly. I think sustainable fashion is only at the beginning of its real potential and I want to be a sustainable fashion designer in order to experiment, discover and share its unique aspects with others around the world. - Kévin Germanier
Redress Design Award collection
For his Redress Design Award 2014/15 collection (formerly the EcoChic Design Award), Kévin was inspired by the past, present and future of Chinese culture. He combined the up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new garments using surplus army textiles and industrial textile waste.