Hung Wei Yu
The EcoChic Design Award 2017 Semi-FINALIST
Hung Wei-Yu is a semi-finalist of the EcoChic Design Award 2017. He holds a degree in Fashion Design from the Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, and currently runs his own fashion brand alongside his role as Chief Brand Officer for a cosmetics company.
Having worked in both the wedding and fashion industries, I have experienced regular switches back and forth between traditional and trend-led design with new lines released each season. The resulting waste created from this system made me question my own design approach and whether through clothing design, it is possible to have more of a social conscience and to make fashion more sustainable. - Hung Wei-Yu
EcoChic Design Award Collection
For his EcoChic Design Award application, Wei-Yu is inspired by Japanese influences and culture, and the Japanese patchwork style of Boro. He utilises the zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques on wedding dress samples, secondhand kimonos and waste textiles.
Zero-waste, Up-cycling, Reconstruction