The EcoChic Design Award 2017 FINALIST
Claire Dartigues is a finalist of the EcoChic Design Award 2017. She holds a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, New York and a Masters degree in Luxury Management in Europe and Asia from Paris Dauphine University, France. A French national living in the USA, she currently works as a freelance fashion designer.
Sustainable fashion has become a non-negotiable action that all brands and designers must adopt if we are to protect our people and our planet. I believe that it should be as normal to be communicating sustainable values for fashion as it is to add the perishable date on food packaging. Becoming a sustainable fashion designer is a way of protecting the world and people, while allowing the fashion dream to go on. - Claire Dartigues
EcoChic Design Award Collection
For her EcoChic Design Award application, Claire applies the up-cycling and reconstruction techniques along with natural dyes to industry surplus clothing and textiles. The collection takes inspiration from polluted rivers and sets out to connect the two very different worlds of finance and blue-collar workers.