DHL is proud to reveal the three finalists of the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship. The scholarship aims to identify AustraliaвЂ™s hottest up-and-coming fashion exporter and assist them in achieving international growth.
The 2010 finalists are:
вЂўbec & bridge вЂ“ Designers Bec Cooper and Bridget Yorsten of Sydney
вЂўFlannel - Designer Kristy Lawrence of Perth
вЂўNana Judy вЂ“ Designer Glenn Coleman of Melbourne
The scholarship was judged by three of AustraliaвЂ™s top fashion and exporting industry leaders:
вЂўGraeme Lewsey, Marketing & Communications Director IMG Fashion, Asia Pacific Region
вЂўNicola Finetti, one of AustraliaвЂ™s outstanding fashion designers
вЂўJamila Dlala, Fashion & Apparel Industry Vertical Manager, DHL Express Australia
вЂњAs a brand, bec & bridge is exciting and fresh. Their designs are quintessentially Australian with a point of distinction, which will be a very important differential for them in the international world of fashion. I like their style and feel they have a solid business,вЂќ says Nicola Finetti.
Graeme Lewsey says, вЂњFlannel as a brand oozes confidence. Designer Kristy Lawrence has a clear idea on where she wants to take the brand and a strategy that should ensure her international success.
вЂњNana JudyвЂ™s designs perfectly epitomise casual dressing for the urban Australian male. They have recognised success locally and designer Glenn Coleman has clear and quantifiable goals to help the brand expand overseas,вЂќ added Lewsey.
Nicola Finetti said the scholarship entries were of a high caliber and was pleased with the number of talented young Australian designers with exciting careers ahead of them.
The winner of the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship will be announced in the coming week.