The International Woolmark Prize celebrates rising fashion stars from around the globe who showcase the beauty and versatility of Merino wool. More than 300 emerging fashion designers from nearly 50 countries applied to take part in 2020 Woolmark Prize, and the finals will take place in February 2020 during London Fashion Week.
Following review by an independent Advisory Council, ten designers including A-Cold-Wall*, Blindness, Bode, Botter, Feng Chen Wang, GmbH, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Matthew Adams Dolan, Namacheko and Richard Malone have been selected as the finalists. They will each present a capsule collection of six Australian Merino wool looks, that will be fully traceable for the first time, adding transparency to the supply chain. The finale at London Fashion Week will see a final catwalk showdown and the announcement of the winners. One overall winner will receive AU$200,000 (~US$137,000) and one designer will receive AU$100,000 (~US$90,000) for demonstrating outstanding innovation in product or manufacturing.
First held in 1953, the award was won the following year by iconic fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. The International Woolmark Prize continues to recognize design excellence today, spotlighting emerging fashion talent for a who’s who of the international fashion industry.
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