13 March 2018
Redress Design Award 2018 on its 7th year anniversary encourages students from fashion institutes and young professional from Europe & Asia to participate in their Fashion Design awards 2018. There is a major change from this year i.e. the name of the design award has changed from Ecochic Design Award to Redress Design Award.
The entry to the awards is free and the Redress Design Awards are open for any individual above the age of 18 years and is a fashion student or a newly established fashion designer.
The participant has to design an outfit using the following techniques in the digital format.
Latest Update: There is a major change from this year i.e. the name of the design award has changed from Ecochic Design Award to Redress Design Award.
30 Semi-Finalist will move on to the final round of judging. The finals will be organized in Hong Kong and the expenses of the travel and accommodation will be paid by Redress (Redress is an NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water, and energy consumption.)
The winner will get a chance to work with The R Collective, Mentorship with Orsola de Castro and an opportunity get a paid educational trip to Hong Kong.
|Redress Design Application Begin||8 January 2018|
|Redress Design Application Ends||13 March 2018 (11:59 pm)|
|Announcement of 30 semi-finalists||17 April 2018|
|Announcement of 10 semi-finalists||15 May 2018|
|Region||Asia & Europe|
|Class/ Age||At least 18 years|
Age: The applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of submitting the application. (as on 13 March 2018)
Nationality: Candidate must hold a valid ID/passport/visa/residence permit in country of residence
Experience: The applicant should not have more than 3 years of experience.
Language: The applicants are required to communicate in either English or Chinese.
Not eligible to participateGroup participation is not allowed in Redress Design Award 2018
There are fabulous prizes for not only for the winners of the awards but also for the semi-finalists as well. The details of the awards are as follow:
After impressing the global public with their designs in an online vote to outshine their 29 semi-finalist competitors, the candidate will be promoted across Redress’ social networks along with their accolade of People’s Choice, and receive the Bloomsbury Publishing Handbook of Design for Sustainability by Stuart Walker.
Prizes for 10 Finalists
Prizes for 30 Semi-Finalists
Each cycle of the Redress Design Award we continue to support our alumni, our previous semi-final and final competitors, with prizes through partnerships with like-minded organizations to enhance their careers in sustainable fashion.
The application process of Redress Design Award 2018 is completely online. The application form can be filled either in English or Chinese language. Candidates can click on the following link to fill the Redress Design Award 2018 application form. The details of the application process are also mentioned below.
Register: The candidates need to apply Online from the online website of the Redress Design.
Click Here to Apply Online
Techniques to be used: In order to participate in the competition the applicant need to use any of the following techniques while designing the outfits:
One mood board illustrating the theme, inspiration, and color of the entire competition collection.
Three ready-to-wear outfit illustrations with technical drawings based on one or more sustainable design techniques zero-waste, up-cycling, and reconstruction. No complete outfits are required to be made at the Open Application stage. All artwork must be original creations designed by the applicant and must not have been previously shown in public.
An outfit must be made up of one or more pieces that cover a model's upper and lower body and can include garments such as tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, and coats. Shoes and accessories are not required.
Information about textile waste selection including the type of fibre, type of textile and source. All designs must use textile waste. Designers are required to provide clear photos of the original textiles before any cutting or alteration, in order to show that such textiles are available for use.
No changes to artworks or textile selections are permitted after submission.
Four brief written statements about the collection and the designer's aspirations.
All candidates must submit their applications form via Redress’ online application system. Candidates should check the filled application form before final submission. To begin your application, click 'Create a new account' and an activation email will be sent to the email address associated with that registration.
Stage 1: The regional judging panels will select top 15 candidates from region 1 after the competition deadline of 13 March 2018, and the top 15 applications from region 2 to go through to the semi-final round.
Stage 2: The Redress team will notify the 30 semi-finalists of their success individually before the public announcement. Among the 30 semi-finalists, from the region 1 pool, there will be one guaranteed spot for a Hong Kong applicant. Semi-finalists will be publicly announced on the official website of Redress Design Award on 17 April 2018. All 30 semi-finalists will win educational and career-enhancing prizes, details of which is available on this page.
Stage 3: The selected semi-finalist are required to prepare a one-minute video for the judges (e.g. to introduce yourself, your collection etc.) Please note, this video may be used in our documentary TV series ‘Frontline Fashion III’ and for marketing purposes. In addition, semi-finalists are required to have a phone or Skype interview with the Redress team.
Stage 4: After the international judges’ assessment, the Redress team will directly notify the ten finalists, consisting of five finalists from region 1 and five finalists from region 2, who will be publicly announced on the official website of Redress Design Award on 15 May 2018. Among the 10 finalists, there will be one guaranteed spot for a Hong Kong applicant.
Judging criteria: The participants will be judged on the basis of following criteria:
|Announcement of 10 Finalists||15 May 2018|
|Last date to submit the first work-in-progress report by the Finalists||24 May 2018|
|Last date to submit the second work-in-progress report by the Finalists||28 June 2018|
|Last date for the finalists to send their complete application to Hong Kong||19 July 2018|
Finalists to arrive in Hong Kong
|Last week of August 2018|
|Finalists attend The Redress Forum||First week of September 2018|
|Grand Final Fashion Show and Winners announced||First week of September 2018|
|Finalists Depart from Hong Kong||First week of September 2018|
|Touring International Exhibition||October-December 2018|
|Winners claim their prizes||October 2018 onwards|
|Frontline Fashion III airs||January 2019|
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