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DHL Fashion Scholarship: Inaugural Winner Stolen Girlfriends Club on Judging Panel

2008 winner of the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship, Dan Gosling, rejoins team on judging panel

Esteemed panel of judges also includes John Kelly, MAX Fashions CEO, Paul Blomfield, chairman at FINZ and Megan Wildermoth, fashion and textiles specialist at DHL

Auckland, New Zealand: October 16, 2014: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, revealed today that, in a first for the competition, inaugural winner Dan Gosling, director and part owner of Stolen Girlfriends Club, will return to the seventh annual DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship as a judge.
Designed to identify the country’s hottest up-and-coming fashion exporters and assist them in achieving international growth, the scholarship is open to New Zealand designers who have been exporting for less than five years.

Stolen Girlfriends Club was the winner of the competition when it launched back in 2008.

Gosling will join an esteemed panel that includes John Kelly, MAX Fashions CEO, Paul Blomfield, chairman at FINZ and Megan Wildermoth, fashion and textiles specialist at DHL.

Dan Gosling, Luke Harwood and Marc Moore founded Stolen Girlfriends Club in 2005. The brand is described as having ‘a youthful rebellious spirit, a healthy sense of humour and the ability to entertain and empower’. Now stocked in over 13 countries around the world, Stolen Girlfriends Club has grown in to one of New Zealand’s most successful fashion exporters.

“In seven years the scholarship has gone from strength to strength,” says DHL Express NZ Country Manager Tim Baxter. “It’s so exciting to see our 2008 winner making such a huge impact on the international fashion scene, and we think it’s fitting to welcome Dan back as a judge this year. Since winning the scholarship, Stolen Girlfriends Club has grown into a significant player in the international fashion export market.”

The DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship has established itself as an early identifier of young talent in New Zealand, with other previous winners such as Lonely Hearts, twenty-seven names and I Love Ugly, as well as Stolen Girlfriends Club, going on to significant international recognition.

The winner of the scholarship will receive international freight to the value of NZ$10,000, as well as coaching in freight and logistics from DHL Express.

A second prize of $1500 and third prize of $500 will also be awarded. All three finalists will receive individual export mentoring and an annual membership subscription from Fashion Industry New Zealand (FINZ).

For more information: www.dhlfashionscholarship.co.nz

On the internet: www.dpdhl.com/press
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DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their shipping and supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

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