Tess Wifort’s Redress Design Award moodboard submission
Credit: Redress, Tess Witfort
The Redress Design Award’s 8th inauguration (previously EcoChic design award) has seen more creativity and sophistication than it has ever before. Designer Tess Witfort took home Gold with her bold, neon-coloured collection made from upcycled end-of-roll industry fabrics and hardware salvaged from garages and hardware stores, all sourced from her hometown in Australia. Explaining her punk culture-inspired designs, she says: “I wanted to play with something that’s totally different,”she said. “Sustainable fashion is often [portrayed as] natural, feminine and elegant, so I wanted to create edgy, grungy streetwear as I feel there’s a need for more [variety].”
Witfort would go on to design a capsule collection for The R Collective. Other contestants showed impressive work as well, with Hong Kong’s Jesse Lee winning the second prize and the Hong Kong Best Prize. Check out the full coverage of designs from various finalists here.