Last Tuesday, the British Fashion Council announced that out of 12 Central Saint Martins BA graduates, Liora Lasselle won the Estethica/Veolia Re-Source Competition for her innovative designs. Estethica teamed up with Veolia Environmental Services to help a young aspiring designer develop their sustainable and fashionable designs. Through the Veolia mentoring program and the guidance of Reclaim to Wear and From Somewhere‘s Orsola de Castro, Lasselle will learn how to develop, source and promote her capsule collection of upcycled designs. Her collection will then be showcased at London Fashion Week February 2013.
Fresh out of CSM, Lasselle used sustainable and natural fabrics, such as hemp to produce her graduate collection and adorned her clothes with upcycled tins and plastic bags. Two looks from her collection will be displayed at this week’s London Fashion Week . Lasselle wowed the panels of judges that included Christine de León, blogger at Huffington Post; Kate Carter, Life & Style editor at Guardian.co.uk; and Orsola de Castro, just to name a few.
Estethica was founded by the BFC six years ago as an outlet to feature up-and-coming designers committed to sustainability. In addition to excellent design, Estethica designers are also either fair trade and ethical or use organic and recycled materials.
“Since its debut in 2006 Estethica has played a vital role in raising awareness and standards in positive fashion, and providing a supporting platform for designers to develop sustainable solutions,” Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC said. “We are delighted to be collaborating with Veolia on this competition and I am very much looking forward to seeing Liora’s debut collection at London Fashion Week in February next year.”