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Dan Gosling of Stolen Girlfriends’ Club joins DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship judges

October 15, 2014/11.01

Dan Gosling of Stolen Girlfriends’ Club is one of the judges of the seventh annual DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship, a prize his label took out in the inaugural competition in 2008.
   Gosling joins Max Fashions CEO John Kelly, FINZ chairman Paul Blomfield, and DHL national strategic account manager for fashion and textiles Megan Wildermoth.
   Says DHL Express New Zealand 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.’
   Dan Gosling, Luke Harwood and Marc Moore jointly founded Stolen Girlfriends’ Club in 2005. It is now stocked in 13 countries.
   The scholarship is open to New Zealand designers who have been exporting for less than five years. Previous winners have included Lonely Hearts, Twenty-Seven Names and I Love Ugly, and it has been known to act as a “lightning rod” for young talent in New Zealand.
   The winner will receive NZ$10,000 in international freight, along with coaching in freight and logistics. The second prize is NZ$1,500, and the third valued at NZ$500. All will receive export mentoring and a membership from FINZ. The winner will be announced on November 11.

Above Back in 2008, the founders of Stolen Girlfriends’ Club celebrate, and one of their designs. Below From Stolen Girlfriends’ Club’s autumn–winter 2015 collection at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Matthew Beveridge

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