Hermione de Paula SS10

Congratulations to our very own Vauxhall Fashion Scout designer and previous Merit Award winner, Hermione de Paula, who yesterday was announced as one of 5 shortlisted designers up for the very first Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.  

Judged by a panel consisting of some of fashion’s leading designers, editors, writers and artists, including Giles Deacon, Daphne Guinness and Vanity Fair’s Elizabeth Saltzman, the lucky winner will receive £25,000 to support the creation of their next collection and the development of their career.

It was stipulated that applicant’s work must reflect the spirit and manner of the Dorchester’s luxurious hotels, so it was no surprise that Hermione, whose designs project a strong sense of style, luxury and elegance, was selected amongst the fortunate finalists.

Hermione and her fellow contenders, Mary Katrantzou, Louise Goldin, Chau Har Lee and Thomas Tait, will now have to wait until November this year to hear the judges announce the winner at a special ceremony held at the 5 star Dorchester Hotel in London.

Sarah Barlow

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