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For the Redress Design Award 11th cycle, taking place in a COVID-19 world, Frontline Fashion brings you directly the finalists competing from their homes all over the world in a series of episodes following their journeys.
Join the host, YouTube sensation and content creator, Taylor R. She gets to know the 10 talented finalists and the inspiration behind their incredible collections. Follow her journey behind the scenes of the ‘Gradients of Reality’ photoshoot for Vogue Hong Kong. Watch how she learns more about sustainability in fashion through the finalist challenges. Enjoy watching highlights of the Grand Final, where you will see the culmination of the Redress Design Award finalists’ hard work and find out who wins the First Prize with Timberland.
In this episode, find out how three of the finalists bring Positive Power Of Fashion with their Redress Design Award collections, transforming waste with circular design techniques such as Zero Waste, Upcycling and Reconstruction. Host Taylor R made a trip to the heart of Hong Kong textile industry – Sham Shui Po with Psy Lau to look for end-of-rolls and other textile waste as collection materials.
Taylor R continues her secondhand sourcing journey with Psy Lau in Hong Kong. She catches up with Christina Dean to swap stories about personal experiences with thrifting. Christina meets finalist Kristina Vyzaite in the UK to visit charity TRAID’s sorting warehouse. British-based designer Lili Sipeki shares her experience in tackling school uniform waste with her multi-functional garments.
Here you can join Taylor R as she rummages through a mountain of discarded clothing with celebrity stylist Denise Ho. The goal is to find her outfit for the Grand Final Fashion Show. Redress’s finalists’ collections arrive safely in Hong Kong as they go behind the scenes of the stunning digital-hybrid photoshoot for Vogue Hong Kong. Here you can meet the remaining finalists. German-born designer Friederike Snelting introduces her winter performance-wear using upcycled production surplus. You can also explore the zero-waste collections from Jin Pei-Wen and Jessica Chang from Taiwan, and Isabella Li Kostrzewa from USA.
Taylor meets the Vogue Hong Kong team and the finalists are thrown in the deep end with two immersive challenges that will bring their sustainable design ideas to the forefront. Getting to grips with natural fibres and digital design, the challenges push the finalists to come up with sustainable solutions to improve products and put textile waste to work with our industry partners VF Corp, icebreaker, TAL and Browzwear.
It's time to face the judges! The finalists vie to impress the panel of judging experts with the creativity, originality, sustainability and market viability of their collections. Taylor catches up with #RedressDesignAward alumnus and judge, Angus Tsui, at his Hong Kong design studio and Denise joins her for a styling session to put together the perfect preloved outfit for the Grand Final from the secondhsnd gems sourced in episode 3.
Taylor heads backstage as the grand final fashion show preparation is underway and catches up with the designers as the tension rises! The finalists’ collections come to life on a digital-hybrid runway and Redress finds out who takes home the coveted first prize to collaborate with Timberland.