Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize : applications are open !
May 20, 2013 | Parisian Eye
Launched in 2010, the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize was created to discover emerging fashion talents of ready-to-wear or premium accessories. It is the first award of its kind developed by a luxury hotel company, and those who know the Dorchester Collection hotels can easily see the link with the hotels fashion heritage.
After England, Italy, Switzerland and the United States, France also officially launched the 2013 edition in the beginning of May, introduced the members of the jury : Lorenz Baumer, Louis Vuitton jewellery designer, Pamela Golbin, from Paris’ fashion museum “musée des Arts Décoratifs” and Kappauf, founder of French magazine Citizen K. The French launch took place at the Plaza Athénée, which recently celebrated its centenary.
For the first time this year, after the huge and growing success of the previous editions, Dorchester Collection has decided to open the competition to young talents in every country where the group owns a property (England, Italy, Switzerland and the United States and France).
The finale will take place in London on October 29, 2013. The most gifted designer will be awarded a prize value of £25,000 to them help establish their brand, plus a stay at a Dorchester Collection hotel. The winner’s work must also evoke the spirit of Dorchester Collection’s iconic hotels and, therefore, project a sense of individuality, luxury, style and craftsmanship.