Michelle Dockery and fashion designer Erdem were among the judges on an international panel who have helped pick the eight finalists for the prestigious H&M Design Award.
Now in its third year, the competition allows graduating designers from across the globe to submit their work in the hope of winning the grand prize of €50,000 and the chance to showcase their designs at Stockholm Fashion Week. The winner is also given the opportunity to have selected pieces developed, and sold, at H&M. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.
Erdem, Michelle Dockery, and the other judges were tasked with whittling 26 semi-finalists down to just eight. Those remaining have now been given €5,000 by the Swedish retailer to create a collection, which will be presented to a grand jury in the hope that they might take home that incredible first prize.
The final winner will be named on January 28. In the meantime, there's still time for you, the public, to help shape these young designers' fortunes by voting for the People's Prize, which offers the winner a three-month internship at Erdem's studio.
By Olivia Marks