EcoChic Design Award

Lia Kassif

Lia Kassif

The Ecochic Design Award 2017 SECOND PRIZE, SPECIAL PRIZE & People's Choice winner

Bio


Lia Kassif is a finalist of the Ecochic Design Award 2017 in addition to winning the People's Choice vote. She is currently studying fashion design at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Israel.   

My awareness of the negative impact that the fashion industry has on the environment, humanity and natural resources was raised after attending an inspiring lecture by Orsola de Castro. I have become more sensitive to this subject and have been exploring alternative options for producing and manufacturing contemporary fashion. As a designer I find it an amazing challenge to use and transform old to new to contribute to a better future. - Lia Kassif

EcoChic Design Award Collection

For her EcoChic Design Award application, Lia applies the up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to combine military uniforms and wedding gown waste, creating a juxtaposition between the strong meanings these two garment types hold for young Israelis.

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REGION: 
Israel

DESIGN TECHNIQUES:
Up-cycling, Reconstruction