EcoChic Design Award

Louise de Testa

Louise de Testa

The EcoChic Design Award 2013 2nd prize winner


Louise is currently working on her own label, Louise de Testa, established in Paris in 2011. She has a Fashion Design degree from Atelier Chardon Savard in France and she has interned for famous designers, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Wang and for US Vogue.

For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Louise combinined zero-waste and up-cycling design techniques to create new outfits using leftover textiles from her own production and secondhand textiles sourced from flea markets in France.

It is very important for me to create quality designs that will last in time with excellent finishing, which is the opposite of fast fashion consuming. As a young designer, I have a lot of ideas but limited resources, so I make the most out of resources available to me. That’s why I think that for our generation, sustainability has to be naturally anchored in our creative process. - Louise de Testa