PARIS, Oct 17, 2012/ — Designers Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul of “Augustin Teboul” were named winners of the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize yesterday after the grand finale fashion featuring the five shortlisted designers of the prize.
The award was bestowed to the designer last night at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, wherein 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.
“Through the Fashion Prize, Dorchester Collection aims to provide a strong foundation for upcoming designers on which to build their brand and we’re inspired by the creativity coming to the fore. Dorchester Collection has an illustrious association with fashion and in launching its Fashion Prize became the first luxury hotel company to bestow such a prestigious award,” said Christopher Cowdray, Dorchester Collection’s chief executive officer.
“It’s been an honour to be on the judging panel of the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize and to work alongside such esteemed figures in the fashion industry. It was wonderful sharing emotions with friends, meeting new talent, learning from them and helping them grow”, said Lorenz Baumer, one of the judges.
It’s absolutely amazing, we’re overwhelmed by the result, we were so nervous to present in front of such a prestigious panel of judges whom we’ve always admired. We still can’t believe it.” said Augustin Teboul, this year’s winner.