I Love Ugly

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I Love Ugly are the winners of the FINZ DHL Express Fashion Scholarship Award!

The DHL Express Fashion Scholarship, designed to identify the country’s hottest up-and-coming fashion exporter and assist them in achieving international growth, announced the finalists and overall winner of the award, that in the past helped launch some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, such as Stolen Girlfriends Club, Lonely Hearts, Twenty Seven Names and NYNE.

The finalists, competing for a NZ$10,000 scholarship: 2012 finalists I Love Ugly, Ingrid Starnes and Gosia Piatek of Kowtow.

The designers of New Zealand fashion label I Love Ugly have been awarded the $10,000 DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship for 2012, establishing them as New Zealand’s top emerging fashion exporter.

Photography: Sam Lee

I did not envy the judging panel, consisting of New Zealand’s top fashion and export industry leaders such as: Kate Sylvester, Erica Crawford of Kim Crawford Wines, Carolyn Enting of Mindfood, Megan Wildermoth of DHL Express and Paul Blomfield of FINZ. They did a stellar job choosing the overall winner.

A huge congratulations to I Love Ugly – a brand that is sure to become a global phenomenon!

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A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty & Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye