Red Carpet Green Dress has named Yuriko Fukuda, based in the UK, and Zhi Hong Benjamin Kh, based in Singapore, as this year’s winners of its sustainable design competition.
In partnership with Tencel, the global competition challenged designers to create a red carpet-worthy outfit that can be digitally designed and sustainably manufactured.
The international contest judging panel consisted of Suzy Amis Cameron Red Carpet Green Dress creator, Harold Weghorst vice-president of global marketing at Lenzing AG and celebrity fashion stylist Micaela Erlanger, and Abrima Erwiah, co-founder of Studio 189.
Yuriko Fukuda, a Japanese-born fashion designer from the UK, was this year’s winner for womenswear. Zhi Hong Benjamin Koh of Singapore Polytechnic is the winner for menswear.
Red Carpet Green Dress’ chief executive officer Samata Pattinson stated in a statement that she was thrilled for the winners of this year’s contest to embark on a beautiful journey in sustainable fashion. For those who want to learn more, the global design contest offers a wonderful opportunity.
“As a winner, I know firsthand the amazing opportunities offered to winners. I’m excited for Yuriko Fukuda to grow and take their place in the sustainable future.”
According to competition organizers, the two designs will be produced in 2022 using sustainable eco-couture fabrics in collaboration with Tencel. They will also be sponsored by Clo. These looks will be showcased at an exhibition for leading environmental advocates in Los Angeles, and they will be worn to the Red Carpet Red Dress preOscars Gala in 2022.
The winners will be awarded a monetary award and business mentorship from Red Carpet Green Dress’ Samata Patrickson and Suzy Ais Cameron. They also have access to support and the extensive network of RCGD.
Harold Weghorst (Vice President of Global Marketing and Branding at Lenzing AG) said: “Yuriko, Benjamin and Benjamin are strong statements of sustainability with beautiful, elegant designs that aim to improve the lives of others by reducing their carbon footprint. We are thrilled to announce that they have been chosen as our highly-deserved winners.”
Yuriko, Benjamin and last year’s winners will be aspirations for young fashion designer by being creative and sustainable in their work. Both designers have bright futures ahead of them, and I look forward watching their careers grow in the fashion industry.