Applications are currently being accepted for the EcoChic Design Award 2014/2015 competition cycle and emerging fashion designers from ten (10) selected regions are invited to participate. The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste.
Designers are educated with the theory and techniques to enable them to create desirable sustainable clothing via zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction sustainable design techniques.
Participants are challenged to ‘re-orient’ their design palette to reflect ‘Modern China Chic’ through their contemporary and wearable womenswear collection. This must celebrate the past, present and future fabric of China’s dynamic cultural and style influences in today’s global fashion stage in your design-centric collection that reflects style as much as sustainability.
The 2014/2015 competition cycle is open to fashion designers with less than three years’ professional experience and fashion design students living in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. One finalist from each of the ten regions will be selected to present their sustainable collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week in mid January 2015 to compete for career-changing prizes.
The winner of the 1st Prize will design his/her own capsule collection using up-cycled textiles for Shanghai Tang, China’s leading luxury brand that prides itself as the curator of modern Chinese chic.