EcoChic Design Award

2013

2013 Overview

Our fourth competition cycle expanded to include eight Asian and European regions and was the first international mainstream sustainable fashion design competition. We were proud to have received strong support from fashion designers, academic institutions, private sector and the media. We held eight media briefings, 23 lectures, one seminar, one workshop and a touring international exhibition. The Grand Final fashion show of eight emerging fashion designers’ sustainable collections rocked and shocked our 400-packed Hong Kong Fashion Week industry audience. The prizes were to design a sustainable collection for Esprit; to visit John Hardy’s sustainable production facilities in Bali; and to design a reconstructed outfit for artist Sandy Lam.

Meet the designers

Meet the designers

Meet the designers

Meet the finalists and get to know the semi-finalists.

First Prize: "The EcoChic Design Award 2013 with Esprit" Winner Karen Jessen, Germany

First Prize: "The EcoChic Design Award 2013 with Esprit" Winner

Karen Jessen, Germany

Karen won the opportunity to design a sustainable collection for Esprit using recycled textiles, created by recycling Esprit's own pre-consumer textile waste. 

Second Prize: "The EcoChic Design Award 2013 with John Hardy" Winner Louise De Testa, France

Second Prize: "The EcoChic Design Award 2013 with John Hardy" Winner

Louise De Testa, France

Louise won an educational trip to globally-leading sustainable jewelry brand John Hardy's design and production facilities in Bali to experience first-hand their sustainable design, production and business philosophies.

Special Prize: "The EcoChic Design Award 2013 with ELLE Hong Kong" Winner Karen Jessen, Germany

Special Prize: "The EcoChic Design Award 2013 with ELLE Hong Kong" Winner

Karen Jessen, Germany

Karen was also selected by artist Sandy Lam to create a unique outfit which Sandy wore in a fashion shoot for ELLE Hong Kong's 2014 green edition to change consumers' attitudes towards sustainable fashion.

Our favourite moments

2013 Touring Exhibitions

2013 Touring Exhibitions

The Redress Forum: Designer Challenge with Miele designs modelled by Bonnie Chen

The Redress Forum: Designer Challenge with Miele designs modelled by Bonnie Chen

2013 Photo Shoot

2013 Photo Shoot

2013 After Party

2013 After Party

The Redress Forum: Seminar

The Redress Forum: Seminar

2013 Lectures

2013 Lectures

2013 Fashion Show

2013 Fashion Show

The Redress Forum: Designer Challenge with Miele

The Redress Forum: Designer Challenge with Miele

2013 Media Launches

2013 Media Launches

2013 Behind the scenes

2013 Behind the scenes

2013 Finalists Trip to Hong Kong

2013 Finalists Trip to Hong Kong

 

Judges

Orsola de Castro
 Fashion Designer, Co-founder of Estethica and Co-founder of Fashion Revolution 

Anderson Lee
Vice Chairman, Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium

Johanna Ho
Fashion Designer

Margaret Kutt
Manager for Sustainable Projects, Esprit

Gloria Lam
Editor-In-Chief, ELLE Hong Kong

Partners & Sponsors

Major Sponsor 


The Create Hong Kong is a dedicated agency set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government’s resources catering for the promotion and speeding up the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.

Platinum and Prize Sponsor

Esprit Holdings Limited is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index, MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap Index, FTSE All-World Index for Hong Kong. Its subsidiaries are engaged in the retail and wholesale distribution of quality lifestyle products designed under its globally recognized Esprit and edc brands. The Group operates over 1,100 directly managed retail stores worldwide and distributes through more than 11,000 controlled-space wholesale points-of-sale internationally, occupying total selling space of over 1,000,000 m2 in more than 40 countries.

Silver and Prize Sponsor

Silver sponsors

bronze sponsor

Hotel Sponsor

Logistics Sponsor

semi-final prize sponsors

Media Partners

Show Production Partner

Hair Sponsor

Makeup Sponsor

Show Partner

Video Production Partner

Accounting Partner

Restaurant Sponsor

Design Partner

 

Supporting Organisations (Names listed in alphabetical order)

 
 
 

*The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.