We are proud to extend our congratulations to our BA Year 3 student, Psy Lau, who won “Hong Kong Best Prize” at The Redress Design Award 2021 Fashion Show. The event was successfully held on 11 September on a hybrid runway, with real and virtual models featured at the Grand Final fashion show. Psy receives a number of prizes, including:
- A development fund of HK$15,000 (US$1900)
- A JUKI high-performance lockstitch sewing machine
- Digital copy of the Bloomsbury book The Dangers of Fashion: Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions by Sara B. Marcketti and Elena E. Karpova
- 2 months access to designer rooms co-working space
Psy likes to explore new solutions for fashion that could change consumption behaviours and limit the negative environmental impacts of the fashion industry. Her winning collection “A.D.H.D.” impressed the panel of judges with its story which raises awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her collection showcases the possibility of innovative fashion design and sustainable development. Her clever use of locally-sourced textile waste in her collection also contributed to her success.
The Redress Design Award is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition working to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive the shift towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented fashion game-changers to transform the global fashion industry, and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to maximise long-term impact. Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the Lead Sponsor of the Redress Design Award.