The winner of the EcoChic Design Award 2017 has been announced at Hong Kong Fashion Week, with UK-based designer Kate Morris taking the title.
A showcase of all ten international finalists' zero-waste, upcycled and reconstructed fashion collections took place yesterday, following a lengthy judging process and a sustainable fashion bootcamp for the shortlisted designers.
Kate Morris was honoured for her 'bright and playful knitwear collection which mixed handcraft with technology' – seen below in the official photoshoot by Wing Shya.
She will now go on to create a range for new 'affordable luxury' brand BYT in Hong Kong and see her work on display at luxury department store Lane Crawford.
She comments: "I believe the fashion industry has reached a critical point and I want to part of the change – designing sustainable items of beauty for the masses is my dream and I am excited about winning this competition as it will me enable to contribute to a better future."
You'll also be able to buy BYT's first upcycled collection, designed by previous EcoChic Design Award winners, at Lane Crawford and Barneys in New York.