IMG Fashion and DHL have revealed the 2014-2015 finalists of DHL Exported, a program aimed at assisting designers who are already successful locally to gain momentum internationally.
Designers applied to expand their businesses to one of four key retail markets with an export-development strategy that includes shipping and logistics assistance and marketing and public relations support, along with an enhanced social and digital platform that will include an e-commerce portal to support sales for the winning designer’s collection. The program received more than 150 applicants from 35 countries.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"