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Going Green With Sustainable Fashion

HONG KONG – Raffles Hong Kong teams up with one of the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong, Miramar Shopping Centre, to promote sustainable fashion in a ‘Green Fashion Exhibition’. Seven eco-friendly outfits designed by our Fashion Design students (Bachelor of Design) were showcased in Miramar Shopping Centre from May 16 to June 6.

The exhibition included collaborative works from nine of our Fashion Designers who have studied the subject ‘Sustainable Design’. Although varying greatly in style, the garments convey the same message, that is, ‘Sustainable Fashion Can Save the Planet’. From recycled denim to discarded umbrellas, the designers gave domestic and textile waste a second life by transforming them into an assemblage of chic apparel that includes active-wear and avant garde pieces; proving that quality, style and sustainability can coexist.

In the process of nurturing young fashion talents, Raffles’ creative practitioners took their students to the often-overlooked side of the industry. The Sustainable Design module showed them the impact that the fashion industry has on our planet and how they could approach sustainability through design. The class was divided into groups to design sustainable clothing items through techniques such as upcycling, zero-waste cutting among others. They let their imagination run wild and designed outfits with materials seldom used in the industry such as wrapping plastic, which is one of the most exciting sets of designs selected for the upcoming exhibition.

 

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