Monday, May 23, 2011

EcoChic Design Award Takes Flight in Hong Kong

Johanna Ho reconstructed knit top and vintage gown + Melissa Shoes

Recycled trouser dress by Milch, Pauline Yau headpiece + Melissa Shoes

Orsolo De Castro fitted gown created out of surplus Speedo swimwear

More amazing fashion styling by Holly Suan Gray in conjunction with the Redress on the Runway: EcoChic Design Awards at the W Hotel Hong Kong on Friday evening, May 20th.

The event's designer guests Dorian Ho, Johanna Ho, 
Cecilia Yau and Andrew Sia

Dress by Janko, Lam Chun Kuk inspired by the life cycle of trees 
and patterns of growth via My Green Lifestyle

"Five months ago, EcoChic Design launched Hong Kong’s first sustainable design competition; on Friday night Janko, Lam Chun Kuk emerged triumphant as  the inaugural winner of the EcoChic Design Award. Over 350 highly influential fashion industry insiders watched as the six grand finalists showcased their five-piece ‘EcoChic’ collections in the EcoChic Design Award Grand Final. These young designers had risen to the challenge of creating stylish looks for a modern city girl, using design techniques that minimize textile waste.  All material used in their collections was reclaimed from factory surplus. Also featured on the runway were minimum waste garments by renowned designers such as Dorian Ho, Cecilia Yau, Lu Lu Cheung, Amit Ayalon, and Oliver Tolentino. Each designer created an eco-couture gown made form recycled or reclaimed textiles. UK labels Ciel and From Somewhere also contributed designs to the sustainable ready-to-wear presentation."  – via EcoChic Design Award's website
*images courtesy of EcoChic Design Award and Redress

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