03 Oct Carina Roca Portella wins Runner-up Prize in the Redress Design Award
On September 5, Carina Roca, Graduated in Fashion Design from ESDi, won Runner-up Prize in the Redress Design Award 2019. Based in Hong Kong, it’s the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. Her collection “Caution Line” convinced the jury with its nonconformist and vindictive spirit, inspired by protests. All the pieces in the collection are made with recycled and reused materials, using natural dyes.
Carina is really focused on sustainable fashion. “I aim to empower others to become conscious consumers and change the way they perceive sustainability. Knowledge is power. We, as fashion designers, should raise awareness of the negative impacts caused by the fashion industry and encourage people to change their buying habits”, Carina Roca says. She’s finalising a Master’s Degree in Fashion Industry Management at ESDi.
We talk with Carina about her experience in the contest, the creative process of the collection and her expectations for the future. We hope you like it!