Minju Kim Wins 2013 H&M; Design Award

The winner of the 2013 H&M Design Award is Minju Kim, a 26-year-old student from South Korea who is now in her final masters year studying Fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. The €50,000 prize also includes the chance for Minju to present her collection with her own show at the Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week, and the opportunity to develop pieces from her collection to be sold in selected H&M stores during Autumn 2013.

Minju won the H&M Design Award 2013 with her BA collection titled ‘Dear My Friend’ inspired by Japanese Manga cartoonist Junji Ito. She was elected winner by a judging panel that included fashion designer Jonathan Saunders, fashion journalist Tim Blanks, stylist Leith Clark, photographer Sølve Sundsbø, blogger and photographer Hanneli Mustaparta, fashion journalist Kristopher Arden Houser, H&M’s Creative Advisor Margareta van den Bosch, and H&M’s Head of Design Ann-Sofie Johansson.