Folks’s Alternative Award voting now open till 8 Could 2021 – winner to obtain a assured place within the 2021 Grand Closing Present
The Redress Design Award declares the semi-finalists of its eleventh cycle – 30 proficient sustainable designers from throughout the globe representing the way forward for vogue – and kicks off public voting as we speak. This yr, for the primary time within the programme’s historical past, the general public has been invited as an official choose to find out through on-line vote one designer from the semi-finalists to instantly enter the ultimate spherical of the competitors. The winner of this Folks’s Alternative Award will current their assortment on the Grand Closing Present in September 2021, alongside 9 different finalists to be chosen by a world panel of skilled judges.
Organised by Redress and with Create Hong Kong of the Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area because the Lead Sponsor, the Redress Design Award works to teach rising designers about sustainable design methods and put vogue game-changers within the world highlight to speed up the shift in direction of a round vogue system. With 71% of shoppers indicating a shift in direction of investments in higher-quality clothes and a deepened curiosity in round enterprise fashions comparable to resale, rental or refurbishment following COVID-19(1), there has by no means been a extra very best time for the style trade to maneuver.
Nissa Cornish, Redress Government Director, says, “To actually make vogue a pressure for good, it’s essential to help rising design expertise in tackling complicated environmental challenges within the world vogue trade. For us, this has all the time meant deeply embedding schooling into the Redress Design Award, by means of our in depth on-line programs, instruments, occasions and assets, to assist practice the subsequent technology of designers not simply to scale back waste however to embrace round vogue.”
The Redress Design Award 2021 obtained purposes from 58 nations and areas, with chosen semi-finalists representing new areas together with Nigeria and Latvia. Designers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the UK are additionally prominently represented among the many thirty. The rising designers impressed the regional judging panel with their understanding of round design methods, distinctive design expertise, and shared imaginative and prescient to scale back vogue’s destructive environmental impacts.
“I used to be surprised by the standard of a number of the proposals obtained. This can be very thrilling for me, as a designer, to see that younger expertise are really re-building the position of the designer by having an holistic method to sustainable vogue”, shared Regional Decide and Redress Design Award Alumna, Camilla Carrara, Founder and Zero-waste Designer, ZEROBARRACENTO.
The 30 semi-finalists be part of the now 200-strong Redress Design Award Alumni Community, which offers ongoing help to designers as they develop their sustainable vogue careers, and can obtain a number of digital vogue books from Bloomsbury Publishing to help their growth in designing for circularity. Subsequent, these 30 semi-finalists will vie for a spot within the remaining 10, to be introduced on 13 Could 2021.
The coveted Folks’s Alternative Award is now open for public voting till 8 Could 2021. Discover out extra about this cycle’s semi-finalists and vote in your favorite on the web site of Redress Award.
The Redress Design Award 2021’s Semi-finalists are:
- Federico Badini Confalonieri, United Kingdom
- Nawoda Bandara, Sri Lanka
- Saskia Baur-Schmid, Australia
- Jessica Chang, Taiwan
- Ruwanthi Gajadeera, Sri Lanka
- Saraansh Gupta, India
- Purnima Jain, India
- Jin Pei-Wen, Taiwan
- Paula Keilholz, Germany
- Isabella Li Kostrzewa, United States of America
- Psy Lau, Hong Kong
- Jasmine Leung, Hong Kong
- Liu Jing, Hong Kong
- Liu Feng, Mainland China
- Ffion Martin, United Kingdom
- Andra Nistor, United Kingdom
- Tulika Ranjan, India
- Sofia Sanchez, United Kingdom
- Lucy Saunders, United Kingdom
- Lili Sipeki, United Kingdom
- Friederike Snelting, Germany
- Berivan Tomay, United Kingdom
- Sabine Viksne, Latvia
- Kristina Vyzaite, United Kingdom
- Wei Jia , Mainland China
- Felipe Wu, United Kingdom
- Xia Mingwei, Mainland China
- Xu YiDan, Mainland China
- Taofeeq Yahaya, Nigeria
- Sheeky Yue, Mainland China