MARCH 25th, 2022 (LOS ANGELES) — Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD Global Pre-Oscars celebration of sustainable fashion returned to Los Angeles on Friday 25th, March. The highly anticipated evening in partnership with TENCEL™ and CLO Virtual Fashion™ brought together friends and supporters of the organization to promote sustainability advances over the past two years within the design community. The evening also premiered the winning designs of the organisations 2020 and 2021 RCGD Global Design Contest to a cohort of sustainability supporters in Los Angeles.
Photo credit: Tracie Karasik above.
‘’Tonight we rejoiced at the return of our Pre-Oscars celebration. After two years of remote activity it’s been a pleasure to have our friends and supporters in one room to applaud fabrication and technological advances in the fashion industry alongside finally showcasing Sanah Sharma, Jasmine Kelly Rutherford and Yuriko Fukuda’s RCGD GLOBAL Design Contest winning looks, alongside revealing Benjamin Koh’s incredible design to be showcased later this year. On Sunday we look forward to continuing the celebrations with the unveiling of our annual sustainable gowns created with our partner TENCEL™ on the red carpet at the 94th Academy Awards ®.’’ – Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of RCGD GLOBAL.
“We are proud to partner with RCGD Global for the third consecutive year in greening up the Oscars and empowering rising designers through the global design contest. These events are major milestones in our goal to bridge the divide between responsibility luxury fashion and bringing positive impact to our planet. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of TENCEL™ this year, the ongoing collaboration supports our overarching mission to provide brands and designers with sustainable solutions, focusing on enhancing circularity and achieving a completely transparent supply chain,” – Harold Weghorst, Global Vice President of Marketing and Branding at Lenzing AG.
Sanah Sharma, Jasmine Rutherford, Yuriko Fukuda and Benjamin Koh, the winning designs of the 2020 and 2021 Global Design Contest, organized in partnership with TENCEL™ and CLO Virtual Fashion™, had their work unveiled publicly for the first time. Originating from India, America, Singapore and Japan all of the stunning designs are being created with TENCEL™ Luxe and TENCEL™ with Benjamin Koh’s work to be unveiled at a later date in the year for a surprise activation. Founded by leading environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron over a decade ago, the international design contest is open to talented designers over the age of 21. Enabling design talent all over the world to enter the prestigious competition, alongside established designers looking to begin or extend their sustainable journey.