DHL, the world's leading logistics company, is proud to announce the three talented finalists of the annual DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship. In its second year, the Scholarship aims to identify Australia’s emerging fashion talent and assist them in achieving international business growth.
The 2011 DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship finalists are:
- Rachel Gilbert, based in Sydney“Rachel has shown a strong brand presence within just a few years. This bright young talent is the one to watch and has a huge future ahead of her,” said Lucia Labbate from IMG Fashion.
- We Are Handsome, by designers Indhra Chagoury & Jeremy Somers“Indrha and Jeremy have an impressive export strategy backed up by unique prints and designs,” said Jamila Dlala, Global Multi-National Customer Manager from DHL Express Australia.
- Ellery, designer Kym Ellery
“Ellery’s designs are absolutely impeccable and beautifully crafted. She has the persistence and attitude to last in this competitive industry,” Nicola Finetti, one of Australia’s outstanding fashion designers.
Judged by three of Australia’s top fashion and exporting industry leaders – Jamila Dlala, Global Multi-National Customer Manager from DHL; Lucia Labbate from IMG Fashion; and Australian fashion designer Nicola Finetti – the Scholarship received a number of high calibre entries proving there is an emerging talent pool of Australian designers that have the business acumen to succeed overseas.