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EcoChic Design Award Finalists Bring Minimal-Waste Garments to Life

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ByChristina Dean, Redress HK - Source: http://www.ecouterre.com
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With less than two days remaining till Redress crowns the winner of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award, the East Asian nonprofit tapped photographer Tim Wong and stylist Denise Ho to bring the finalists’ looks to life. Page through our slideshow to view the eight waste-reducing designs that will be duking it out for supremacy in Hong Kong on January 15, and click below the fold for a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot. Above, Germany finalist Karen Jessen created her interlaced dress using secondhand jeans and T-shirt production surplus.

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U.K. finalist Catherine Hudson used zero-waste construction techniques to craft her geometric dress and trouser.

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This paneled coat from Hong Kong finalist Alex Law comprises secondhand carpeting and denim production surplus.

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Mainland China finalist Xinyan Dai reconstructed her sculptural dress from secondhand jeans.

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From France, finalist Louise de Testa created her bomber jacket and trouser using jersey production leftovers.

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“Wildcard” finalist Clémentine Sandner, who hails from the United Kingdom, relied on discarded garments to craft her textured dress.

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Taiwan finalist Tsung-Chin Chiang produced her patchwork dress from secondhand jeans and checked shirts.

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Castoff clothing is the primary material in Singapore finalist Phee Ng, Swee Yee’s louvered dress.

One Response to “EcoChic Design Award Finalists Bring Minimal-Waste Garments to Life”

  1. Raka says:

    great video! all the outfits shown were spilmy beautiful. it is great seeing more and more eco-fashion initiatives like this and seeing the progression of eco-fashion into the mainstream. if one were to see these not knowing they were eco-fashion they would be indiscernible from regular RTW in quality and style.