In his own words: Huishan Zhang

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In ELLE's exclusive profile series celebrating this year's Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize finalists, this week, the spotlight falls on Huishan Zhang.

The China born, London based designer has four collections under his belt and a feminine fusion of Eastern culture with Western influences is fast becoming his signature. Zhang studied fashion design and pattern cutting at Central Saint Martins and spent a year working at Dior, and the high fashion influence shows in the sophisticated polish of his pretty panelled mini dresses and beautifully tailored coats.

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All in all he’s a worthy contender for the prize. But will he win? In our never-seen-before application video below, he explains why he should.

The Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize is a £25,000 award that will be awarded on 29 October, after consideration by an judging panel.

Think Huishan Zhang should win? Tweet us your thoughts @ELLEUK, using #DCFashionPrize.

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