Expert committee of the contest of young designers established by DHL and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia announced names of the finalists. Five best participants selected by the jury will get the opportunity to show their collections at the upcoming season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Moscow, 1 October 2015 – The second phase of the contest of young designers DHL: Fit the Time arranged by DHL together with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia completed. Five collections were selected for the finale. In aggregate 40 applications were submitted to participate in the contest. The first phase included submission of the application while at the second phase participants presented drafts of their collections designed in line with the concept ‘DHL: Fit the Time’. The one winner will be selected after voting which will take place following the results of the runway shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.
Finalists of the contest will demonstrate their collections at Manezh venue on 25 October within Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Every finalist will show 6-7 looks of the collection. The best of the best will be awarded with DHL prize, which is 1,500 euro, and the opportunity to arrange the individual runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Fall-Winter ‘06/’17. Besides the most perspective designer will design the capsule collection for DHL Express Russia.
It is not the first DHL experience in the world of fashion. The company supports development of fashion industry both on the global market and locally in Russia encouraging the new bright names in the fashion community. In Russia the contest of young designers has been arranged together with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia since 2010. The major goal of the project is to encourage talented designers for achieving high creative results and demonstrating them to the fashion community.
This year the theme of the contest was - Fit the Time. Beginning designers who are majoring in clothes design or graduates of 2012 and later could take a chance and participate in the contest. Another condition is energy, interesting ideas and desire to show to the fashion world the unique attitude to design.