Seven of the world’s most promising emerging design talents have been selected for the 2022 International Woolmark Prize – the world’s original and most prestigious fashion awards and talent development program.
In July 2021, hundreds of applications were reviewed by an esteemed panel of industry members and The Woolmark Company to select the seven finalists.
We’re thrilled to introduce the next generation of creative game-changers to take part in the 2022 International Woolmark Prize
– The Woolmark Company CEO, John Roberts
As the award continues to evolve, our aim is to support designers to think beyond today, highlighting the innovation, versatility and sustainability of Merino wool and showcase its basis for new technologies to meet the discerning needs of tomorrow’s customer.
This year’s program theme, Play, will be a true celebration of forward-thinking design and innovation. Finalists are invited to experiment with textiles, design and business practices to drive change and innovation for a brighter future. Each finalist will receive a AU$60,000 grant for the development of a Merino collection and will be supported by the program’s education and mentoring initiative, the Innovation Academy, which includes mentoring from industry leaders, such as Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Stylist & Editor, Holli Rogers, Chief Brand Officer, Farfetch, Sinéad Burke, Educator and Advocate, Sara Sozzani Maino, Head of Vogue Talents, Deputy Director Vogue Italia & Int Brand, Shaway Yeh, Founder YehYehYeh and Group Style Editorial Director Modern Media Group and Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, Business of Fashion.
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