Redress Design Award

Candle Ray Torreverde

Candle Ray Torreverde

The EcoChic Design Award 2017 Runner-up Prize Winner


Candle Ray Torreverde is a finalist of the EcoChic Design Award 2017. He currently works as a visual merchandiser and stylist and holds a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing from SoFA Design Institute in Manila, the Philippines.

As fashion designers it is our responsibility to live and breathe sustainability to minimise waste. Our creativity can go beyond just creating wonderful things; it has the power to create great progress for the environment. Through my collection I want to highlight how vulnerable we are to natural disasters. The consequences on us will be severe if we continue to be insensible towards the environment. - Candle Ray Torreverde

EcoChic Design Award Collection

For his EcoChic Design Award application, Candle applies the design techniques of up-cycling and reconstruction along with the use of natural dyes to transform secondhand textiles and clothes. His inspiration comes from the chaos brought about by sea storms.




Up-cycling, Reconstruction