On September 5, the 2012 Premium Window Dresser Awards will celebrate with an official shop window opening, revealing the competition’s top three creations at the F95 Fashion Store at Station-Berlin. Fashion fans, an expert audience and members of the press will be the first to view the designs, which will later be accessible to all, regardless of whether they’re clients, guests of visitors of F95.

The Premium trade show introduced the award in 2010 to encourage creativity in the fields of fashion, design and retail. The designers who receive the most votes will be decorating the windows of Berlin’s Galeries Lafayette just in time for January’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and will also have the honour of staging next year’s awards.

This year’s elected finalists are Maddalen and Jon Joseba Arakama from Spain’s Arbe Kirolak, Katja Schulze and Alexander Kuhnert from Berlin’s Aletja Plus and Barbara Wild and Theja Schindler from Munich’s Designagentur Heckhaus.