The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Finalist
Belle is currently working as a fashion designer in Thailand. She has a Master’s degree in Textiles from the Royal College of Art in the UK, and a Design and Architecture degree from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. She has previously interned for Faustine Steinmetz, Nishiyama Silk and Tamiya Raden.
We typically learn so much about designing and making, but we rarely think about the impacts we cause through our production and about what happens after we have sold our designs. I want to be part of the new generation of designers who raise the standards in the fashion industry. - Belle Benyasarn
EcoChic Design Award collection
For her collection, Belle was inspired by sculptural volumes in architecture and by the delicate surfaces of natural minerals. She up-cycled surplus textiles and leather, sourced from factories in Thailand, and turned them into ‘new’ fabrics through hand-weaving.