Frontline Fashion II
Frontline Fashion follows 10 emerging fashion designers from around the globe who are determined to prove that fashion - one of the biggest and most polluting industries on the planet - can instead be a force for good. With 80 percent of a product’s environmental impact getting locked in at the design stage, the power to transform the entire fashion industry lies with these ground-breaking designers. In this pioneering project for China’s fashion industry, we witness the 10 finalists battle to win the Redress Design Award 2018, the world’s largest sustainable design competition. First prize is the chance to design an upcycled collection for bold new sustainable brand, The R Collective. But before they hit the finale runway, the designers must prove to the influential judges that they have what it takes to transform the future of fashion as they reconstruct dumped clothing into celebrity red carpet pieces and slash textile waste at one of the world's biggest clothing manufacturers. As the designers vie for first place, they prove that when it comes sustainable fashion, there is no need to compromise on style.
Lindsay Robertson, Simon Yin
Lindsay moved from Scotland to Asia in 2000 after completing her MA in Film & Television at The University of Glasgow. Her first job was as producer for internationally renowned director, Craig Leeson, at Ocean Vista Films (now Leeson Media International). She edited and co-wrote two feature-length documentaries – UNJUST, (WINNER - Movies that Matter Special Jury Award, WINNER - Asian Human Rights Award for Creative Media), and Mumbai Dreaming. Lindsay then worked on big budget reality shows in Hong Kong and Singapore, including Series Co-Producer/Director for Project Lotus: The Search for Blush (RUNNER-UP Best General Entertainment at The Asian Television Awards, 2012), and Lead Story Producer for Asia’s Next Top Model (Cycle 1), The Apprentice Asia (Season 1) and Wok Stars. In 2011 Lindsay Directed/Co-wrote/Co-produced and edited the short dramatic film, My Life in a Box, starring Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs of a Geisha). It tells the tale of the obsessive relationship a rich Hong Kong Tai-tai develops for her domestic helper. In 2011 Lindsay co-founded Mustard, a full-service Hong Kong production company with a strong focus on original and branded content. Lindsay’s most recent credits with Mustard are as Executive Producer for ‘Frontline Fashion’ Season 1 & 2 (LIFETIME), Writer and Producer for ‘Beat n Path’ (KIX), following American rapper Lupe Fiasco on a kung-fu crusade to China, and Executive Producer for ‘The History Hustle’ (WINNER Best General Entertainment Programme at The Asian Television Awards, 2016) for the History Channel. Lindsay is passionate about environmental and social issues. She lives in a small seaside village of the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong with her husband and two young boys where she runs the local village recycling program.
SIMON YIN is an actor, director, and tv host from Atlanta, GA. He currently resides in Hong Kong where he co-founded his own production company, Mustard. On top of directing several commercials, music videos, award winning television and branded entertainment, Simon also directed his first feature film, Supercapitalist, which debuted in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and several other American cities in 2011. The film is also distributed internationally through Warner Brothers VOD and is available to the masses on iTunes. Turn the camera around and Simon’s chubbiness is what sets him apart from the rest. Simon started as a TV host on Turner Networks in Atlanta, then as an MTV VJ in New York. In Asia, Simon has hosted his own television programs on FOX, Starworld, Channel V, and History Channel’s #1 show, Hidden Cities Extreme, nominated in 2014, for the Best Entertainment Programme and Best Lifestyle Programme (19th Annual Asian Television Awards). Simon, himself, was also nominated and won the award for Best Entertainment Host/Presenter in the same year. Simon recently made a return to the West to host both a digital series (3 x 5) and a pilot for Travel Channel. Simon was also fortunate enough these past years to have ticked off a bunch of items off his bucket list. He acted (and sometimes, off camera, tried to rap) with the legendary RZA in The Man with the Iron Fists 2 and also fulfilled his life long dream to be in a kung fu movie in Birth of a Dragon. Oh, and he also got engaged (should have put that first -oops). In his spare time, Simon likes to write underdog stories, watch movies, ride motorcycles, play basketball, buy cameras, play Destiny, read books, take epsom salt baths, expand his vintage watch collection (he currently has none), fight crime, cop retro Air Jordans, create havoc, daydream, live for the moment, and eat hot pot.