H&M Announce Design Award Finalists
DANIELA SALAZAR RODRIGUEZ (France): Originally from Venezuela, 27-year-old Daniela Salazar Rodriguez has studied in Paris since 2007. Her collection, designed at L'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, mixes architectural modernity with Japanese and Korean historical costume.
ELEONORA BRUNO (Italy): Eleonora Bruno, who studied at Polimoda in her native Florence, is a 25-year-old who has expanded her work beyond hats to include full looks. Her collection, "Le Vie De Madame Roy", creates imagined outfits for a woman in Paris.
ERIK LITZÉN (Sweden): Stockholm native 26-year-old Erik Litzén, who studied at the city's Beckmans College of Design, is interested in plays with gender. His collection, "P-Androgeny", uses draping and volume to create tailoring that goes beyond the normal bounds of menswear.
MAIA BERGMAN (United Kingdom): Maia Bergman, a 24-year-old born in Buenos Aires but now based in London, studied for her BA at Central Saint Martins. For her collection, she took simple, wearable silhouettes, and created contrast by decorating them with intricate embellishment.
MARK KENLY DOMINO TAN (Denmark): Mark Tan, a 26-year-old from Ry studied at DSKD in Kolding. His collection looks at the relationship between the body and wood, foam and plaster. Mark first made films, then translated these visual movements, shapes and colours into his high-tech collection.
MINJU KIM (Belgium): 26-year-old Minju Kim is originally from South Korea, and is now in her master's degree year at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Minju's collection is inspired by Manga, based on sketches of her friends transformed into fantastical creatures.
THOM BARENDS (Holland): Thom Barends is a 23-year-old from Amsterdam, who studied at ArtEz in Arnhem. His collection looks at present day society, and imagines a woman who ends up on the streets with nothing but her mother's '80s clothing.