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.
This story first appeared in the October 28, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
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.