Emerging Designers Dare to Dream? Enter the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship

The winner will be pulling at the seams with excitement as the prize package includes $10,000 worth of international freight and DHL Express mentorship to supercharge their export strategy and ready them for the world stage.

And that's not all, the winner will also have the opportunity to fly to New York to attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, along with receiving mentoring from IMG Fashion USA and a special meet with an international buyer to present their collection.

"By offering the chance for the winner to attend the DHL Exported show at New York Fashion Week, we are able to take advantage of our global network of partners such as IMG Fashion to provide our winner with a priceless experience, while preparing them to become a contender in the future," said Gary Edstein, Senior Vice President of DHL Express Oceania.

Emerging Designers Dare to Dream? Enter the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship

Locally, the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship focuses on supporting up and coming Australian designers. Previous winners include Michael Lo Sordo, KAHLO, Haryono Setiadi, We Are Handsome and Bec & Bridge, who have each successfully utilised the Scholarship prize to help catapult their business overseas.

The Scholarship is open to all aspiring Australian fashion designers and labels that have been exporting their label for less than four years, and will be judged by an industry leading panel of fashion and logistics experts.

Since winning the Scholarship last year, Michael Lo Sordo's career has reached new heights, from having his collection featured on the David Jones runway, to receiving an invitation to feature his designs at Paris Fashion Week 2015.

The Scholarship will be judged by DHL Express, along with Emily Weight, Director of Strategy & Brand, IMG Fashion, and Prue Lewington, Fashion Editor, Sunday Telegraph.

Application for the Scholarship will open from April 6 – April 30. To enter the 2015 DHL Express Fashion Scholarship, visit www.dhl.com/fashionscholarship