EcoChic Design Award

2015/16

2015/16 Overview

Marking the fifth year anniversary of the competition, the EcoChic Design Award kicked off its sixth cycle in early 2014 with an exhibition at Hysan Place in Hong Kong, featuring the great sustainable designer Alumni from previous cycles of the competition. The sixth cycle expanded to include entries from all countries in Asia and Europe, with outstanding applications coming from over 40 countries. Our network of supporters grew to include fashion designers, academic institutions, private sector and the media, helping us to reach new talent and amplify our message. We held three press conferences, 12 fashion academies and lecture briefings, multiple workshop and seminars, and 16 international exhibitions showcasing the minimal waste designs of this cycle's uber-talented finalist designers!

In January 2016, we showcased a Grand Final fashion show with the ten finalists' sustainable collections to a 450 strong HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week industry audience, including ambassador Bonnie Chen, select Hong Kong celebrities and an esteemed panel of judges. The prizes included an opportunity to design a sustainable collection for China's leading luxury brand Shanghai Tang; a tailored mentorship with distinguished sustainable designer Orsola de Castro; and to create a show-stopping sustainable outfit for Hong Kong supermodel Janet Ma. In addition, "Hong Kong's Best" and the "EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Alumni Prize" were awarded to recognise emerging designers.

Meet the designers

Meet the designers

Meet the designers

Meet the EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 finalists and semi-finalist designers.

First prize: The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 with Shanghai Tang Winner Patrycja Guzik, Poland

First prize: The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 with Shanghai Tang Winner

Patrycja Guzik, Poland

Patrycja won the opportunity to design an up-cycled capsule collection for Shanghai Tang.

Second prize: The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Mentorship with Orsola De Castro Cora Maria Bellotto, Spain

Second prize: The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Mentorship with Orsola De Castro

Cora Maria Bellotto, Spain

Cora received a tailored mentorship with distinguished sustainable fashion designer, Orsola de Castro.

Special Prize: The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 with Janet Ma Patrycja Guzik, Poland

Special Prize: The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 with Janet Ma

Patrycja Guzik, Poland

Selected by Hong Kong supermodel Janet Ma, Patrycja created a show-stopping sustainable outfit for Janet Ma which was featured in a photoshoot and interview in Marie Claire Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s Best’ recognition Esther Lui, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Best’ recognition

Esther Lui, Hong Kong

"Hong Kong’s Best" recognition was given to Esther Lui to commend her achievements for leading Hong Kong’s pool of creative emerging designers.

The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Alumni Prize Wan & Wong Fashion, Clémenetine Sandner

The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Alumni Prize

Wan & Wong Fashion, Clémenetine Sandner

The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Alumni Prize awarded to not one, but two of our alumni and their sustainable brands – Wan & Wong Fashion, and Clementine Sandner. For their prize, Arnault Castel, owner of retailer kapok offered business advice, and their collections were stocked in store in August 2016, selling out in just a few weeks.

Our favourite moments

2015/16 Touring Exhibitions

2015/16 Touring Exhibitions

2015/16 Grand Final Week behind-the-scenes

2015/16 Grand Final Week behind-the-scenes

Alumni Network Launch

Alumni Network Launch

2015/16 Alumni Booth

2015/16 Alumni Booth

The Redress Forum: Reconstruction Workshop & Zero-waste TAL Workshop

The Redress Forum: Reconstruction Workshop & Zero-waste TAL Workshop

Fashion Academies

Fashion Academies

2015/16 After Party

2015/16 After Party

The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge

The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge

2015/16 Grand Final Fashion Show

2015/16 Grand Final Fashion Show

2015/16 Finalists' Fashion Shoot

2015/16 Finalists' Fashion Shoot

2015/16 Media Launch & Fifth Year Anniversary Exhibition

2015/16 Media Launch & Fifth Year Anniversary Exhibition

 

Judges

International Judging Panel 

Raffaele Borriello
Creative Consigliere, Shanghai Tang

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

Susie Lau
Fashion Writer and Editor

Anderson Lee
Chairman, Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC)

Stephanie Zhuge
Fashion Editor, ELLE CHINA

Regional Judging Panel - Asia

Malini Banerji
Fashion Director, ELLE India

Armele Barbier
Head of Design, Menswear, Shanghai Tang

Johanna Ho
Fashion Designer

Nadya Hutagalung
Producer, Host and Conservation Advocate

Vega Wang
Fashion Designer

Regional Judging Panel - Europe

Johan Arnø Kryger
Head of Responsible Innovation, Danish Fashion Institute

Reet Aus
Designer and Researcher

Armele Barbier
Head of Design, Menswear, Shanghai Tang

Alex Macdonald
Senior Editor, Creative Direction, WGSN

Sakina M’Sa
Fashion Designer

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.

Gold Sponsor

Prize Partner

Logistics Partner

bronze sponsors

Hotel Partner

 

Prize sponsor

 
 

Media Partners

Hair Sponsor

Makeup Sponsor

F&B Sponsor

Fashion Show Production Partner

Live Streaming Partner

Documentary Partner

Exhibition Partners

 

Supporting Organisations

Supporting Universities, Colleges and Institutions

Aalto University (Finland)
AAS College – School of Art & Design (Greece)
AMD Akademie Mode & Design (Germany)
Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Netherlands)
Bangkok University (Thailand)
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (Mainland China)
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (Hong Kong)
Central Saint Martins (UK)
Clothing Industry Training Authority (Hong Kong)
Dankook University (South Korea)
Die Herbststrasse (Austria)
Donghua University (Mainland China)
ESAD – College of Art and Design, Matosinhos (Portugal)
ESMOD Berlin (Germany)
ESMOD Japon (Japan)
ESMOD Lyon (France)
ESMOD Oslo (Norway)
Fashion Institute Vienna (Austria)
Guangzhou University College of Textile and Garment (Mainland China)
IFA Paris (China)
INTI Center of Art and Design (Malaysia)
Institut de Mode International (Mainland China)
Istituto Marangoni Milan (Italy)
Istituto Marangoni Shanghai (Mainland China)
JD Institute of Fashion Technology (India)
Kookmin University (South Korea)
Korea National Open University (South Korea)
L’École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (France)
Lahti UAS Institute of Design and Fine Arts (Finland)
LaSalle College (Singapore)
LaSalle College Jakarta (Indonesia)
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (Phnom Penh Campus) (Cambodia)
Malaysia Institute of Art (MIA) (Malaysia)
Management Development Institute of Singapore (Singapore)

National Institute of Design (India)
National Institute of Fashion Technology (India)
Oriental Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Parsons Mumbai/ Indian School of Design and Innovation (India)
Pearl Academy (India)
Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Raffles Design Institute Shanghai (Mainland China)
Raffles Design Institute (Singapore)
Raffles International College Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Raffles Millennium International, Hyderabad (India)
Regents University London (UK)
School of Continuing and Professional Studies CUHK (Hong Kong)
Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
Shih Chien University, Department of Fashion Design (Taiwan)
Shu-Te University (Taiwan)
Slim’s Fashion & Arts School (Philippines)
SoFA Design Institute (Philippines)
Susan Budihardjo (Indonesia)
Symbiosis Institute of Design (India)
The Glasgow School of Art (UK)
The Hong Kong Design Institute (Hong Kong)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Institute of Textiles and Clothing (Hong Kong)
The Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong)
Tsinghua University (Mainland China)
UCSI University (Malaysia)
University for the Creative Arts (UK)
University of Huddersfield (UK)
University of Manchester (UK)
University of South Wales (UK)
WWI- Neeta Lulla School of Fashion (India)
Xian Polytechnic University (Mainland China)
Zero Waste Scotland (UK)

*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) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communication and Technology Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.