Neri De Meester
The EcoChic Design Award 2017 Semi-FINALIST
Neri De Meester is a semi-finalist of the EcoChic Design Award 2017. She currently works as a lingerie designer and holds a Bachelor in Fashion Design from the University College Ghent, Belgium.
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
EcoChic Design Award Collection
For her EcoChic 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.