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Upcycling Fashion Design Competition Exhibition

6 May 2022 - 29 May 2022



agnès b. has always been committed to applying sustainability on fashion, especially fond of collaborating with various partners to create quality greener fashion items with international acclaimed standards. This year, youth designers were cordially invited by SPORT b., the younger line of agnès b., for a collaboration in promoting environmental awareness in the fashion industry.

As one of the initiatives, SPORT b. joins hands with Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) to co-present Upcycling Fashion Design Competition Exhibition. Students were invited to recycle off-season apparels, recreate a unique jacket combining innovation, aesthetics and practicality. Through the design and creating process, the competition allows the students to acknowledge the importance of sustainability, in the hopes of inspiring them to include eco-friendly elements in their future design.

The competition wishes to nurture and encourage the next generation of fashion designers, it was a pleasure to have received the full support and participation from the fashion design students of Department of Fashion and Image Design.

10 best designs were selected out of a hundred entries by a professional judging panel and exhibited. The fashion design student Trista Li Ya Yuen, the Champion shared “I am absolutely delighted to receive the award. Throughout the competition, I’ve developed a deeper understanding on upcycling fashion, as well as the importance between creativity and functionality. I would like to express my gratitude to my teachers on their guidance. Last but not least, thank SPORT b. for holding the exhibition, in which I could get more recognition for my work.”

The awarded design was inspired by the sanitation workers’ cleaning procedures. Trista found that the workers have to clean up a lot of fragmented or tattered waste, which the waste could actually be reused if they were given more thought. Therefore, Trista gave the apparel a new life by disassembling and reassembling different clothing components to create a fashionable and functional jacket.

Upcycling Fashion Design Competition Exhibition is running now until 29 May, 2022 at agnès b. concept store at K11 Art Mall. Come and check out the top 10 designs and explore more about the upcycling fashion combining art and sustainability.

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