While were yet to discover whether Emilia Wickstead will be the designer behind the Duchess Christening outfit tomorrow, we do know one thing that the West London-based designer is excitedly counting down to for sure: the final of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.
We caught up with Wickstead who is in the running to scoop a £25,000 cash injection for her business, along with fellow finalists Fyodor Golan, Barbara Casasola and Huishan Zhang ahead of the awards ceremony on 29 October. She also gave us a sneak preview from the specially edited collection shell present on the night, above.
How are you preparing for the final?
I am anticipating the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize final with a lot of excitement and hope, of course! I am preparing by selecting my strongest and most well-received looks from Spring Summer 2014.
What can we expect from your catwalk presentation?
The catwalk presentation will showcase favourite designs for a stylish and spirited modern woman.
What would winning the prize mean to you?
Winning the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize would mean a lot for the Emilia Wickstead label. It enhances our opportunities as a company to do lots of different things that weve had our eyes and minds on doing, and it will help us with taking our business to the next level.
Tomorrow: we check in with Fyodor Golan.