Designers of the Future
In 2014, DHL are proud to have launched the all-new DHL Exported Program that has been designed to give emerging designers that have become established in their home market, that little extra help and support needed to break down international barriers and to expand their businesses in to new markets.
Designers from all over the world are invited to submit applications to show in one of four key retail markets (US, UK, Italy, Japan) to expand their businesses with an export development strategy that includes shipping and logistics assistance, as well as marketing and public relations support.
In each of the four regions, a panel of experts chooses the winner based on criteria that demonstrates their ability to benefit from the DHL Exported Program, with all winners announced at exclusive press events.
Not only will the winning designers have the opportunity to debut their collections on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Tokyo, but we will support them throughout that journey from the sourcing and shipping of fabrics and supplies to the shipping of the final collection to each event. In addition, on-site stands will allow buyers and attendees to browse through the designs and to place orders, and an online portal will allow the designers to sell and ship their collections direct to customers around the world.