Two landmark Dorchester Collection hotels will be involved in the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.

DORCHESTER COLLECTION FASHION PRIZE 2011 - final submissions 5/31/2011

Here is the link to submit your application, Dorchester Collection.

The New York Palace will host the panel of judges over the course of 2011 as they seek to award one gifted, up and coming designer of ready-to-wear or luxury accessories with an endowment of US $40,000 to help establish their brand. The winner of the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize will also receive the opportunity to display their collection during Paris Fashion Week in 2012 at Hôtel Plaza Athénée.

Designers who are based in North America and have consistently operated their brand for two years are eligible to apply for the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.

Ultimately, the judges will seek to award one designer who best demonstrates an original aesthetic flair, a capability for future critical distinction and commercial success. The winner’s work must also evoke the spirit of Dorchester Collection’s iconic hotels and, therefore, project a sense of individuality, luxury, style and craftsmanship.