H&M Design Award 2018

H&M DESIGN AWARD 2018


The semifinalists are announced!

The semi-final will take place in London on November 29. Stay tuned for more information about the finalists and the winner of H&M Design Award 2018.

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Meet this year’s international jury of fashion experts

Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M
Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M
Veronika Heilbrunner, Stylist and Founder of Hey Woman
Alex Fury, Fashion Journalist, Author, Critic and Editor of AnOther magazine
Luke Day, Editor GQ Style
Michal Pudelka, Photographer Katy Barker
Sarah Richardson, Fashion Stylist & Consultant Maxim fashion Agents
Richard Quinn, designer and winner of H&M Design Award 2017
Floriane de Saint Pierre, President Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés

Semifinalists announced

Stina Resting – The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design, Denmark
Ester Manas- La Cambre, Belgium
Rushemy Botter – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium
Ken Boonsong Thaodee- Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium
Flore Girard de Langlade – HEAD – Geneva University of Art & Design, Switzerland
Tamar Netanely – Shenkar, Israel
Yupei Cao, Tsinghua University, China
Katiuscia Gregoire – Parsons, U.S
Gesine Försterling – UDK, Universität der Kunste, Germany
Sofia Mollberg- Polimoda, Italy
Halina North – Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom
Emma Chopova & Laura Lowena- Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Peter Movrin – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Stefan Cooke – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Kevin Germanier – Central Saint Martin, United Kingdom
Colin Horgan – Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
Chang Zhang- London College of Fashion, United Kingdom
Sueim Yang – SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute, Korea

The semi-final will take place in London on November 29 where an H&M jury, led by H&M’s Creative Advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson, will select the finalists. The finalists will present their collections in front of an international jury of fashion experts at the final on November 30.

“Thank you for applying to H&M Design Award 2018. We have never received as many applications as this year and It´s been so exciting to go through all the fantastic portfolios, although a tough job selecting the finalists. The best of luck to you all!”
Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M Creative Advisor

Stay tuned for more information about the finalists and the winner of H&M Design Award 2018.

ARE YOU THE NEXT WINNER?

H&M wants to find the most promising graduates from the world’s top fashion schools and give them the opportunity to progress their career in fashion. Are you the new design talent we’re looking for? Take the chance and apply for the H&M Design Award. 

The competition is open to graduating 2017 BA or MA students with garment-based collections. All applications must be received by July 31, 2017.

The semi-finalists will be announced on September 22, 2017.

The final will be held in London in the end of November.

THE AWARD

The winner will be awarded a prize of €25,000 as well as a six month, paid internship at H&M’s Head Office in Stockholm, working alongside the design team that develops our most fashion-forward collections. In addition, all finalists, including the winner, will be awarded €5,000  for making it to the final.

INTERNSHIP

The paid internship includes a monthly salary, –accomodation in Stockholm and a return flight to Stockholm as well as other benefits. The internship runs from January 2018 to June 2018 and will be tailored for the winner according to their skills and previous experience.

The winner has the option to exchange the internship for a grant of €25,000. The total prize sum will then amount to €50,000.

WINNER 2017: RICHARD QUINN

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“We all fell in love with Richard. He has a clear vision for his brand, and a real wow factor in his collections. Richard is deeply creative, with a very holistic view of the environment, and he’s a worthy winner of the H&M Design Award 2017,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor.

“It means so much to win the H&M Design Award. I want to create my own collection, as well as offer my generation a creative hub, supporting real craft in London,” say Richard Quinn, winner of the H&M Design Award.

The jury spent time with each of the eight finalists, taking the opportunity to look through their collections. After deliberating in private, the winner was announced to an audience of international fashion editors and stylists.

“Richard Quinn has the makings of something really great. There is a depth of creativity, with so many different ideas, a real commercial potential and also the sustainable thinking that will help him build a real values-based brand,” says Imran Amed, editor in chief of Business of Fashion.

26 year-old Richard Quinn impressed the jury with his unique vision for the future of fashion. The London-born graduate from the Central Saint Martins MA course not only cuts womenswear pieces that are both striking and desirable. He also prints all of his own fabrics using ethical processes, and plans to open a print studio that will become a creative hub for other young designers in London. It’s a holistic approach that runs through all of Quinn’s work, which he hopes will prove to be a new model for the fashion industry in the 21st century.

The jury expressed their excitement at meeting all of the finalists, who each showcased their unique design talents. The finalists each win €5,000.

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The Finalists are…

Constance Blackaller – University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Yu Li Song – SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute, Korea
Alex Huang – Parsons School of Design, USA
Amir Marc – Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel
Zijun Luo – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Richard Quinn – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
YuTyng Chiu – IFM, Institut Francais de la Mode, France
Chen Peng – London College of Fashion, United Kingdom

Stay tuned for the final tomorrow and the announcement of the winner of H&M Design Award 2017.

THIS YEARS JURY REVEALED

Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M
Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M
Imran Amed, editor in chief of Business of Fashion
Pernille Teisbaek, founder and creative director of Social Zoo
Zanita Whittington, creative director of Azalle and Zanita Studio
Yasmin Sewell, fashion director of Style.com
Hannah Jinkins, winner H&M Design Award 2016

Winner 2016: Hannah Jinkins

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The winner is announced!

Yesterday in London, Hannah Jinkins was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016. Jinkins, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, London, was selected from eight finalists by an international jury that included amongst others Kate Bosworth, Olivier Rousteing and Nick Knight. As the H&M Design Award winner, Jinkins receives a one-year mentorship from H&M, a prize sum of €50,000 and the opportunity to develop her winning collection to be sold in selected H&M stores as well as online in autumn 2016.

Eight finalists selected from 40 of the world’s most respected design schools took part in a fashion show yesterday at The Orangery in Kensington Palace, London. Each finalist presented four looks from their graduation collections to an audience that included the jury and, for the first time, invited members of the global fashion media.

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Meet this year’s international jury of fashion experts

Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M
Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M
Nick Knight, Photographer and Director, Showstudio.com
Katy England, Stylist
Olivier Rousting, Creative Director, Balmain
Kate Bosworth, Actress
Chiara Ferragni, Founder, The Blonde Salad
Florian de Saint-Pierre, President, Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés

Semifinalists announced

Richard Quinn – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Zijun Luo – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Gyeongjin Ryu – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Constance Blackaller – University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Chen Peng – London College of Fashion, United Kingdom
Maija Mero – Aalto University, Finland
Emilia Kuurila – Aalto University, Finland
Caroline Brendov – Beckmans College of Design, Sweden
Rui Zhou – Tsinghua University, China
Fang Fang – Donghua University, China
Yu Li Song – SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute, Korea
Yoshiki Hanzawa – Bunka Fashion College, Japan
Shone Puipia – Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium
YuTyng Chiu – IFM, Institut Francais de la Mode, France
Amir Marc – Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel
Alex Huang – Parsons School of Design, USA

“A big thank you to everyone applying for the H&M Design Award 2017. It´s been very exciting going through your portfolios and a tough job selecting the semifinalists. The best of luck to you all!”
Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M Creative Advisor

Stay tuned for more information about the finalists and the winner of H&M Design Award 2017.

Meet this year’s finalists

Milligan Beaumont – Central St: Martins, London
Jemma Beech – Central St: Martins, London
Gabriel Castro – Central St: Martins, London
Ka Wa Key Chow – Royal College of Art, London
Enoch Chung – SADI, Seoul
Patrik Guggenberger – Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm
Hannah Jinkins – Royal College of Art, London
Long Xu – Parsons, The New School for Design, New York

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Semi-finalists announced

Camilla Arnbert – Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
Milligan Beaumont – Central St: Martins, London
Jemma Beech – Central St: Martins, London
Pierre Campo – Central St: Martins, London
Gabriel Castro – Central St: Martins, London
Liao Chang – Donghua University, Shanghai
Xuzhi Daniel Chen – Central St: Martins, London
Ka Wa Key Chow – Royal College of Art, London
Enoch Chung – SADI, Seoul
Lina Phyllis Falkner – Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin
Carolina Forss – Aalto University, Helsinki
Patrik Guggenberger – Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm
Hannah Jinkins – Royal College of Art, London
Blair Moore – Parsons, The New School for Design, New York
Siobhan-Marie O’Keeffe – Royal College of Art, London
Anni Raasmaja – Aalto University, Helsinki
Eriko Shiio – Bunka, Tokyo
Angela Syrett Roper – Royal College of Art, London
Sophie West – Royal College of Art, London
Rong Xia – Donghua University, Shanghai
Yaxin Xu – Tsinghua, Beijing
Long Xu – Parsons, The New School for Design, New York
Samira Yusifova – Polimoda, Firenze

The semi-final will take place in London on December 4th where an H&M jury, led by H&M’s Creative Advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson, will select the eight finalists. The finalists will present their collections in front of an international jury of fashion experts at the final on December 7th.

Stay tuned for more information about the finalists and the winner.

Winner 2015: Ximon Lee

Winner 2014: Eddy Anemian

Winner 2013: Minju Kim

Winner 2012: Stine Riis