Redress, the environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry revealed the Redress Design Award 2020 winners and Ngoc Ha Thu Le representing Vietnam is the winner of the Redress Design Award 2020 menswear category.
Ngoc Ha Thu Le’ design based on the three principles of Zero-waste, Up-cycling, and Reconstruction, are stunning. It shows what can be done to make people look awesome and protect the environment and people’s body at the same time.
For her Redress Design Award collection, Slow Boy Archive, Ngoc Ha Thu took inspiration from Japanese-style Americana, creating more sustainable versions of classic menswear items. Applying zero-waste pattern design to up-cycled textiles and reconstructed clothing, Ngoc Ha Thu presented a collection encouraging consumers to take a mindful, slow-living approach to life – for their own well-being and the environment.
“As one of the largest textile producers and exporters now looking to move into manufacturing, it is crucial that my home country of Vietnam does not make the same mistakes others have in the past for the sake of both our citizens and the environment and to prove that a sustainable apparel industry is entirely possible. I hope to actively take part in this reformation of the local fashion industry”.
Ngoc Ha Thu Le holds a Higher National Diploma in Fashion and Textiles from the London College for Design and Fashion, Vietnam, and is currently working as a fashion designer at Magenta Vintage in Hanoi. An Incredibly busy woman to be sure. She also writes an English language blog called Vandalism In Vogue.