Monday, December 8, 2008
We'd like to extend the hand of congratulation to the Stolen Girlfriends Club who, on Thursday night at the annual FINZ Xmas party, won the inaugural DHL Fashion Export Scholarship. DHL is considered the world's leading express and logistics company and is a prime mover of fashion business around the globe so the award had far reaching potential for a young designer keen on global domination. The 'Girlfriends' won the award ahead of runners up Salasai and Jimmy D who were both meritorious according to Geoff Ross - one of the judges - but didn't show the overall strength of SGC "As well as a strong design, SGC had good financials, good success off shore already and a team of three, which adds horse power to their business." said Ross, founder of 42 Below. The prize package includes freight to the value of NZ$10,000 and coaching in freight and logistics from DHL Express as well as an individually tailored export mentoring package from FINZ and annual FINZ membership. It seems apt then to see the boys climbing a ladder in the promo photo below....up, up and away.