The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 1st Prize Winner
Kévin is in his final year studying Fashion Womenswear at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK. For his placement year, Kévin spent three months with the Shanghai Tang design team to create the brand’s first luxury up-cycled collection, after being selected as winner of the EcoChic Design Award 2014/15. He then went on a 6 month internship at Louis Vuitton in Paris, where he worked on the F/W 2017 menswear and LV Cruise.He has previously interned with Victim Fashion Street by Mei-hui Liu and Alexis Mabille Haute Couture.
For his The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 Collection, Kévin was inspired by the past, present and future of Chinese culture. He combined the up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new garments using surplus army textiles and industrial textile waste.
For me, sustainable fashion is one way of expressing myself. It feels amazing to be able to create clothes and at the same time to protect the planet. As a young and passionate designer, it is very important for me to feel useful. Sustainable fashion challenges me and since I love solving problems, it matches my personality perfectly. I think sustainable fashion is only at the beginning of its real potential and I want to be a sustainable fashion designer in order to experiment, discover and share its unique aspects with others around the world. - Kévin Germanier