This week, ELLE is catching up with each of the four finalists of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize to see how they're faring in the run up to the grand final on 29 October.
There's a lot at stake - not least the £25,000 grand prize, which the victor will be able to invest in their burgeoning business.
Today, it's Barbara Casasola's turn in the ELLE spotlight - and she's feeling the heat...
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How are you preparing for the final on 29th October?
What can we expect from your catwalk presentation?
An edit of my favourite spring/summer 2014 pieces.
What would winning the prize mean to you?
As an new and independently funded label, I can't overstate how much it would mean to me to win the prize, particularly from such a prestigious jury.
Tomorrow: we check in with Huishan Zhang.