The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 Finalist
Veronica graduated with a Fashion Design degree from Raffles Design Institute in Singapore in 2014. Previously, she worked as an assistant to the Malaysian couture designer, Jovian Mandagie.
For her The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 collection, Veronica was inspired by ancient Chinese female clothing and traditional porcelain vases. Veronica used end-of-roll textiles sourced from fabric suppliers and unwanted garments sourced from secondhand stores to create a multi-layered look using up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques.
Thinking about the negative impacts that the fashion industry has and the positive power that we designers have in reducing pollution makes me want to be a sustainable designer. At first, sustainable fashion was challenging for me, but I’m now really enjoying it after learning how great sustainable design techniques and fabrics can be. - Veronica Lee