AMSTERDAM – Last year, dozens of emerging fashion talents competed for a final spot in the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition – Redress Design Award – and starting today, the winning looks of 2020 can be seen in a new exhibition at the Fashion for Good Museum. The competition is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, which is why the work of a number of successful alumni has been added to the exhibition. Alumni looks and products are also sold exclusively in the Fashion for Good museum shop.
Due to the current COVID measures, the museum is physically closed, but virtually open! From today, this new exhibition can be viewed through an extensive personal digital tour.
The previously communicated opening event has been moved to January 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CET). On this day, fashion expert Susie Lau (Stylebubble), Redress founder Christina Dean and Dutch finalist Gönül Yigit will come together to discuss the positive impact designers can have on the fashion industry. How can you change the industry by thinking (and acting) differently? And how do you combine creativity and sustainability?
TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF REDRESS
The Redress Design Award is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and in honour of this, the exhibition at the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam will not only show the creations of the finalists from 2020, but also a selection of the most special works from previous years. All looks are created with zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction techniques and made by emerging designers from all over the world.
IN THE GOOD SHOP
Alumni designer Pat Guzik, graduated in Fashion Design from the Krakow School of Arts and Fashion Design, where she now teaches sustainable fashion, and also holds a degree in Philosophy and Sociology from the Pedagogical University of Krakow in Poland. In 2016 she won the Redress Design Award and in 2020 the Alumni All Star Prize. Her zero-waste streetwear designs make use of unique patterns that eliminate waste, are produced locally with unique hand drawn graphics by Polish illustrator Mateusz Kolek, can be found on display and for sale in the museum shop.
Womenswear Redress 2020 winner Garcia Bello has a postgraduate degree in Sportswear from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and founded her own brand Garciabello. Juliana currently lives in the Netherlands and won the Fashion Makes Sense Award in 2019. On sale in the museum shop, this collection of genderless and resizable garments are made from donated and old clothing that is combined with organic cotton and uses two types of zero-waste patterns; one which creates standardised garments, while the other makes the most of fabric rolls to create elaborate, unique pieces from textile scraps.
Virtual tours of the museum with an exclusive look at this exhibition will be available worldwide from December 17 (to February 17) and tickets can be booked at www.fashionforgood.com/tickets. These tours are conducted in English with a personal guide.
For current opening times of the Fashion for Good Museum, visit www.fashionforgood.com/experience – the building is currently closed in alignment with our local RIVM guidelines and the doors will reopen on January 19, 2021.
All the garments in the Fashion for Good Experience are carefully styled on mannequins from Mannequino, the world’s first modular mannequin designed for a circular economy.
Today, Fashion for Good launches the Sorting for Circularity USA Project, a new initiative focused on the North-American textile-to-textile recycling market that will provide the most representative snapshot of textile waste composition generated in the United States. This effort is crucial to understanding and evaluating the business case for textile-to-textile recycling, ensuring that used textiles move to their best and highest end use. The results of this 18-month project will inform decisions to unlock necessary investments and actions to scale collection, sorting and recycling innovations.