Award ceremony in Berlin

Sabine Skarules wins the H&M Design Award

The winner of the H&M Design Award 2020 has been announced: Sabine Skarule, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, convinced the jury in Berlin above all with her technology and craftsmanship. The prize money is 50,000 euros.

This text was originally published in German and machine-translated into English.

Folklore meets angular, yet feminine cut. The collection of Lettin Sabine Skarule is inspired by her childhood and focuses on modern interpretations of classical knitting techniques. "Winning the H&M Design Award is such a great start to starting my own label. This prize opens the door for me and the freedom to realize my dreams," says the 30-year-old.


Skarule had the choice between the full prize money of 50,000 euros or a partial distribution of 25,000 euros and an internship in the H&M design team. She chose the entire sum. Each of the finalists received prize money of 5000 euros.

H&M Design Award: Die Finalisten

With the Design Award, the Swedish fashion group wants to promote young international designers. For the eighth time, the Swedes awarded the young talent prize. Graduates from 42 selected design schools in 17 countries could apply in advance. This year's six-member jury included Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M Creative Advisor, photographer Felix Dol Maillot and designer Harry Fischer.

The jury (from left to right): Veronique Tristram, Fashion Director Glamour Germany, H&M Creative Advisor Margareta van der Bosch and Ann-Sofie Johansson, designer Harry Fischer, former award winner Priya Ahluwalia and photographer Felix Dol Maillot.
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The jury (from left to right): Veronique Tristram, Fashion Director Glamour Germany, H&M Creative Advisor Margareta van der Bosch and Ann-Sofie Johansson, designer Harry Fischer, former award winner Priya Ahluwalia and photographer Felix Dol Maillot.
Last year Priya Ahluwalia won an award for her recyclable fashion, before that Stefan Cooke and Richard Quinn took the award home with them. Since the award was launched in 2012, more than 4000 young designers have applied.

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