International express services and logistics company, DHL Express, is calling for entries for the 2015 DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship.
The sixth annual scholarship is giving emerging Australian fashion designers an opportunity to chase their dreams of international success.
The winning designer will receive a prize package that includes $10,000 worth of international freight and DHL Express mentorship to supercharge their export strategy and ready them for the world stage. The winner will have the opportunity to fly to New York to attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, receive mentoring from IMG Fashion USA, and meet with an international buyer to present their collection.
Senior Vice President of DHL Express Oceania, Gary Edstein, said the company is proud of its commitment to the fashion industry both locally and internationally.
“DHL is really proud of how the Scholarship has grown over the last six years, and how it has helped young Australian designers achieve international success. Last year we saw the biggest number of entrants in the Scholarship’s history, and we expect to see it grow again this year.”
Previous winners of the Scholarship include Michael Lo Sordo, KAHLO, Haryono Setiadi, We Are Handsome and Bec & Bridge.
Since winning the Scholarship last year, Michael Lo Sordo’s career has reached new heights, from having his collection featured on the David Jones runway, to receiving an invitation to feature his designs at Paris Fashion Week 2015.
The Scholarship is open to all aspiring Australian fashion designers and labels that have been exporting their label for less than four years, and will be judged by a panel of fashion and logistics experts.
The Scholarship will be judged by DHL Express, along with Emily Weight, Director of Strategy & Brand at IMG Fashion, and Prue Lewington, Fashion Editor at the Sunday Telegraph.
Applications for the Scholarship will open from April 6 –April 30.
Visit www.dhl.com/fashionscholarship to enter.