In addition to mentoring, the label will receive AU/NZ$10,000 of international freight and the chance to attend New York Fashion Week in 2017.
Despite the high quality of entries this year, Christopher Esber stood out against the finalists, fellow Australian label Ephemera and New Zealand brand Penny Sage, for its immaculate, graceful aesthetics as well as sound business and export strategy.
Since launching in 2010, the Christopher Esber label has achieved milestones – from winning the National Designer Award in 2012 at L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival to garnering the attention of celebrity fans and bloggers such as Yasmin Sewell, Fashion Director of style.com, Caroline Issa of TANK Magazine and Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl.
Christopher Esber believes winning the DHL Fashion Export Scholarship will provide the drive required to take the label to the next stage.
“I am beyond ecstatic to be named as the winner of the DHL Fashion Export Scholarship. With this support, I look forward to further developing the overarching vision of my brand, plus capitalising on the additional visibility and growth on the international stage.
“Continuing our international expansion has been a key priority for Christopher Esber, the label, and the past 12 months have been the strongest yet for our export business.
DHL Express has been supporting Australian and New Zealand designers through the Fashion Export Scholarship since 2010 and 2008, respectively. DHL is committed to assisting the industry and designers achieve international success through growing their export business.
For more information on Christopher Esber's label, visit christopheresber.com.au