Redress Design Award

Yvonne Tsai

Yvonne Tsai

redress Design Award 2014/15 Finalist


Yvonne is currently studying Textiles and Clothing at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan. She has previously interned for the large-scale Taiwanese garment manufacturer, Tainan Enterprise.

Sustainable fashion can save a lot of natural resources. Although at times it can be limited by some constraints, I think the artist, Phil Hansen said it perfectly when he said, ‘Embracing the limitation could actually drive creativity’. I love nature, and I want to give back and for this reason I want to continue my passion and learn more about sustainable fashion. - Yvonne Tsai

Redress Design Award collection

Yvonne was inspired by the patterns of traditional Chinese porcelain and by artist Ian Berry’s denim collages for her Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award)2014/15 collection. Yvonne used the sustainable design techniques of up-cycling and reconstruction on her textile waste source of unwanted denim samples from Tainan Enterprise and her family. The result was a detailed collection featuring a myriad of fabrics and shapes.