Following a series of judging sessions in London, Paris, Geneva, Milan and Los Angeles by panels of judges from the world of fashion, the four designers shortlisted for the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize were announced on 23 July. They are:
The shortlisted finalists were selected from designers of ready-to-wear, couture and accessories based in the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland and the US, with an established design business, which has operated for a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years. The prize comes with an endowment of £25,000 to help establish the designer’s brand and the possibility of one-to-one mentoring.
The winner of the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize will be selected and announced on 29 October at The Dorchester Hotel in London, after the shortlisted designers present their collections to the judges in a runway format.