H&M Design Award 2019

Semifinalists announced

Priya Ahiuwalia – Westminster, United Kingdom
Juha Vehmaanperä – Aalto, Finland
Michal Gruca – Antwerpen, Belgium
Bohyun Park – SADI, Korea
Rebecca Szmidt – La Cambre, Belgium
Anastasia Jansäter – Beckmans, Sweden
Edward Cuming – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Hanna Vanspauwen – KASK, Belgium
Miki Imamura – Bunka, Japan
Erica Bergamaschi – Polimoda, Italy
Guusje de Bruin – Artez, Neatherlands
Huinan Zeng – Donghua, China
Shie Lyu – Parsons, United States
Paolina Russo – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Bo Xu – London College of Fashion, United Kingdom
Liam O´Sullivan – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Bar Bukai – Shenkar, Israel
Antonia Schreiter – Udk, Germany
Ervin Latimer – Aalto, Finland
Regina Weber – Weisensee, Germany

Last year the semifinal was held in connection to the final, but this year we have tried out a new concept with a digital semifinal. This means that an internal jury from H&M, led by H&M´s Creative Advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson has picked these semifinalists and will evaluate their collections based on the detailed information they sent when applying for H&M Design Award 2019.

“Thank you for applying to H&M Design Award 2019. This year we managed to beat the old record in number of applications, and it´s been so exciting to go through all the fantastic portfolios, although 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 jury, finalists and the winner of H&M Design Award 2019.