Neri De Meester
Redress Design Award 2017 Semi-FINALIST
Neri De Meester was a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2017. She currently balances working as a vegan chef and managing her own sustainable lingerie brand ‘under thy skin’. Her products are made from up-cycled end-of-stock and recycled materials and are are designed and handmade in Belgium in limited quantities. Neri plans to incorporate a collection of sustainable swimwear in the near future.
Neri studied Fashion Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium with a specialism in lingerie. In 2015, she was a finalist in the LEVI’S x ARTS THREAD DENIM 2020 design challenge and in 2016 she was chosen as a top designer of TEXUP, a sustainable research project which was presented at MOOI festival in Antwerp.
I believe sustainability is a mix of ecological thinking, ethical production and aesthetics when developing one’s product, along with a consciousness in how it is produced, marketed, consumed and its post consumer life. I feel every designer should have a focus on sustainability and I think it’s a shame that more of us aren’t working with ecological materials and in a sustainable way. I am enthusiastic about being a part of the change that I really believe is going to come. - Neri De Meester
Redress Design Award Collection
For her For her Redress Design Award submission (formerly the EcoChic Design Award), Neri took inspiration from Audrey Hepburn and the cubist works of Pablo Picasso. She focused on the up-cycling technique to transform end-of-roll fabrics and end of life hotel linens. Neri also developed a biodegradable organic textile coating from waste materials such as coffee grounds and orange peels which she used within her collection concept. Design Award application, Neri takes inspiration from Audrey Hepburn and the cubist works of Pablo Picasso. She applies the technique of up-cycling to transform end-of-roll fabrics and end of life hotel linens. Neri has also developed a biodegradable organic textile coating from waste materials such as coffee grounds and orange peels which she uses within her collection.