H&M Announce Design Award Finalists

BATD ON Jan 17, 2013 AT 11:28 am

H&M has announced the eight finalists who will be competing for the highly-covetable H&M Design Award 2013.

Open to students across 19 design schools in Europe, the award, not only offers up career-boosting industry recognition, but also a  €50,000 cash prize, a sponsored catwalk show during Stockholm’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a money-cant-buy instore collaboration with H&M.

The finalists from Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK  are all vying to impress judges including H&M’s head of design Ann-Sofie Johannson, fashion designer Jonathan Saunders, stylist Leith Clark and fashion blogger Hanneli Mustaparta.

Maia Bergman SS13 Collection

Maia Bergman SS13 Collection

The UK finalist has been named as Central Saint Martins’ fashion student Maia Bergman. With a collection that aims to be “extremely girly but with a messy grunge feel,” Maia’s pieces take inspiration from the “matchy-matchy” 90s stylings of Versace supermodels and Stephen Sprouse’s “uptown sophistication with a downtown punk sensibility.”

Watch Maia’s Spring Summer 2013 collection here,

Along with the winner of the H&M Design Award to be announced on January 29th, a runner up – as voted for by you – will win an internship at Jonathan Saunders’ London studio. Vote here, designaward2013.hm.com

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