Redress Design Award 2019

maddie williams redress

Last night I attended Redress Asia Design Award fashion show at Centrestage and wanted to share some thoughts. Firstly, the show was really well produced, edited, choreographed and presented, it ran very smoothly and felt very natural and friendly (very different ambiance to usual fashion shows in a really good way) and showcased some great commercially-savvy collections as well as some items that would be great for fashion editorial.

The show started with an intro by the fab founder of Redress Dr Christina Dean who spoke about Redress & the need for sustainable fashion globally, and the need to support young emerging designers. Next the judging panel were introduced and answered 2 questions all while being projected onto the screen. It was the perfect length of time. Next each finalist shared their collection but first there was a short film of the designer introducing their work and collection shot at the beautiful Kerry Hotel which was a really great way to provide context – also this film was so well shot and edited. So then the finalists showed their collections. Maddie Williams won with her fab collection – as you can see in the image below, really fun use of prints, colour and textiles. Also great catwalk styling too. I love the skeleton print trousers. Another favourite of mine was Carina Roca Portella – this collection was super fun and very cohesive and tight, it would make for a great fashion editorial – I would love to shoot this collection! The two Hong Kong designers Keith Chan and Chan Meiyan also had pieces that would be very commercial eg neon light prints, as well as white lace diaphanous pieces. The model catwalk styling was fun – oversized, colour beehives as well as wet look hair, and there were a few extremely stunning models too. 

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