EcoChic Design Award

Annie Mackinnon

Annie Mackinnon

The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 FINALIST


Annie is currently studying Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins in the UK. She has previously interned for Claire Barrow and The Autonomous Collections.

For her collection, Annie was inspired by Matisse’s cut-out technique and applied this process by reintegrating scraps from luxury garments into her collection through collage. She combined zero-waste and up-cycling design techniques using secondhand and end-of- roll textiles, sourced from textile stores, markets and charity shops in the UK.

I am against the stigma that sustainable garments need to be plain, practical or simple. I want to be a sustainable fashion designer to raise awareness and change the way people think about consumption and waste. - Annie Mackinnon