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The Woolmark Company introduced 75 designers from 25 countries, in 6 regional events to the International Woolmark Prize competition. This event has a reputation as one of the world’s most significant emerging fashion design initiatives.

Following regional events held in Hong Kong, Milan, Mumbai, New York, London and Sydney, this year’s twelve finalists – representing the menswear and womenswear categories of the prize – have been announced, as selected by esteemed panels of judges that has included André Leon Talley, Jason Wu, Rachel Roy, Neil Barrett and Gordon Richardson.

Having each been awarded a financial contribution of AU$50,000, the designers will spend the coming few months working with respected industry mentors to develop a six-look capsule collection made of Australian Merino wool to be presented at the global finals, held in London and Paris in January 2017.

Finalists are:

MENSWEAR
MÜNN – Asia
Exinfinitas – Australia & New Zealand
COTTWEILER – British Isles
Tonsure – Europe
Bounipun – India, Pakistan and the Middle East
Rochambeau – United States

 

WOMENSWEAR
TOTON – Asia
Macgraw – Australia & New Zealand
Faustine Steinmetz – British Isles
Tim Labenda – Europe
Nachiket Barve – India, Pakistan and the Middle East
Gabriela Hearst – United States

Source: AWI

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