Filipino designer CJ Martin showcases his collection as a finalist in the Redress Design Award 2018 grand finals fashion show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 06 September 2018. His collection was made from secondhand polyester curtains and denim jeans, and colors that mirrored the tundra surrounding the glacier. (Hong Kong PCG photo)

HONG KONG 13 September 2018 – An emerging Filipino designer reached the grand finals of this year’s Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 06 September 2018.

Nurse-turned-designer CJ Martin showcased his collection inspired by the receding glaciers in the environmental documentary “Chasing Ice” using secondhand polyester curtains and denim jeans for his creations.

Filipino designer CJ Martin (second to the left, standing) poses with the other finalists of the Redress Design Award 2018 grand finals fashion show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 06 September 2018. The finalists were upcoming designers from 11 territories across the globe. (Hong Kong PCG photo)

He is currently the Creative Director of his own fashion brand with a diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing from the SoFA Design Institute in Philippines.

Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong representatives attended the grand finals fashion show to show support with the designer’s family and friends.

He is one of 11 finalists from across the world who featured striking, waste-reducing collections.

(From top left clockwise) Filipino designer CJ Martin takes a photo with his mother Leah Martin, an overseas Filipino worker in Hong Kong, after the show; Martin poses with his family and friends, and Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong’s Vice Consul Fatima G. Quintin (second to the left) and Attaché Luz M. Iglesias (leftmost); Martin with other finalists of the Redress Design Award 2018 Grand Final Fashion Show; Consulate General’s Vice Consul Fatima G. Quintin (left) and Attaché Luz M. Iglesias (right) CJ Martin. (Hong Kong PCG photos)

The competition, which lasted for nine months with talents from 55 countries competing for the top prize, aimed at educating emerging fashion designers about sustainable design theories and techniques including fashion’s negative environmental impacts, and using techniques such as zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction to cut waste out of fashion.

Redress was founded by Christina Dean in 2007 to build Hong Kong’s reputation as a sustainable fashion hub.


For more information, visit www.hongkongpcg.dfa.gov.ph or https://www.facebook.com/PHLinHK/.

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