MAKING THE CUT: Hennes & Mauritz AB has selected a short list of 24 aspiring designers from 37 fashion schools worldwide for the fourth edition of its annual H&M Design Award, due to be revealed in January. Only eight will make it through to the next round, showing their collections to an international jury headed by Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative head of design, in London in November.
The winner will walk away with a collaboration with the Swedish high-street retailer, a show at Stockholm Fashion Week, a cash prize of 50,000 euros, or $63,300 at current exchange, and a mentorship.
The 24 semifinalists are Clara Jungman Malmquist, Laure Severac, Magdalena Brozda, Sarah Effenberger, Simone Schmidt Adrian, Elina Määttänen, Juyan Zhou, Francesca Reberschegg, Hirotaka Shintani, In Seo, Yumiko Sei, Youn-Chan Chung, Yiyu Chen, Andreas Ekelöf, Leonard Kocic, Charlotte Knowles, Graham Fan, James Kelly, Janni Turtiainen, Katherine Roberts-Wood, Fiona O’Neil, Andrea Jiapei Li, Peter Do and Ximon Lee.
The capsule collection by this year’s winner, Eddy Anemian, went on sale in select H&M stores worldwide last week.