There was only supposed to be one winner of the Harrods Graduate competition, which was run in partnership with the British Fashion Council, but the judges couldn't decide between Chester (who impressed with her womenswear illustrations and new twists on classic pieces) and Madden (who stood out with her commercial children's wear designs). So they made room for both of them.
"Both of the finalist's presentations perfectly captured the Harrods customer, showing different strengths," said Marigay McKee, Harrods' fashion and beauty director. "Choosing one winner proved impossible, so we decided to offer them both an internship. We look forward to having them on board."The two graduates, who were initially chosen for a month-long training placement after their portfolios were submitted by tutors from many of the UK's leading design courses, will now be paid interns with the buying team at the world famous department store.