October 18, 2012

Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Winner

Shortlisted designers
Augustin Teboul is the winner of the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Award, which was bestowed to the designer last night at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Dorchester Collection, after a catwalk show featuring the five shortlisted designers of the prize.  Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul were presented with €30,000 from Dorchester Collection’s chief executive officer Christopher Cowdray, along with an engraved Baccarat crystal trophy and a stay at a Dorchester Collection property in either Paris or Milan during spring Fashion Week 2013.

The judges
The esteemed judges of the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize included Elizabeth Saltzman, contributing editor to Vanity Fair; Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo; Bruno Frisoni, artistic director for luxury French shoe designer Roger Vivier; Lorenz Baumer, designer of Louis Vuitton jewellery; Alexandra Golovanoff, French journalist and TV host; Nathalie Rykiel, CEO of Sonia Rykiel; Chantal Thomass, CEO of Chantal Thomass lingerie; Harumi Klossowska de Rola, jewellery designer and daughter of painter Balthus; and Jean-Jacques Picart, fashion and luxury consultant.

The grand final was an opportunity for the shortlisted designers - Augustin Teboul, Calla, IRM Design, Les Garçons Paris and Quentin Veron – to present their designs at a catwalk show to the assembled audience of judges, and international VIP guests and media. After a deliberation period, the judges agreed that the collection displayed by Augustin Teboul best evoked the spirit of individuality, luxury, style and craftsmanship, which characterises Dorchester Collection’s iconic hotels. Their work also demonstrated critical distinction and the potential for future commercial success.