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Judges

Each year, International Woolmark Prize finalists are judged by a prestigious panel of industry experts and taste-makers to decide the ultimate winner.

Prior to this, an expert Advisory Council is tasked with the tough challenge of selecting the 7 finalists, from hundreds of nominees, to compete in the global final. The Advisory Council provides mentorship to each finalist throughout the program, supporting them as they develop their Merino wool collections.

Ben Gorham
Judge

Ben Gorham

A native Swede, born to an Indian mother and a Canadian father, Ben Gorham grew up in Toronto, New York and Stockholm.
Carine Roitfeld
Judge

Carine Roitfeld

Celebrated as one of the most influential figures in fashion, and recipient of the 2019 CFDA Founder’s Award, Carine Roitfeld has transcended the boundaries of culture and style over the past three decades to build an ever-expanding global brand.
Edward Enninful OBE
Judge

Edward Enninful OBE

Edward Enninful took over as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue in August 2017, and in December 2020 was promoted to European Editorial Director of Vogue.
Ibrahim Kamara
Judge

Ibrahim Kamara

Known for his radically innovative work, Ibrahim Kamara has been described as one of the most exciting creative voices of a generation.
Marc Newson CBE
Judge

Marc Newson CBE

Marc Newson, CBE, has been described as one of the most influential designers of his generation.
Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski
Judge

Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski

French-born Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski is the Artistic Director of Hermés Women’s Ready-to-Wear.
Naomi Campbell
Judge, Advisory Council

Naomi Campbell

International supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell is one of the most prolific and influential profiles of contemporary culture.
Pieter Mulier
Judge

Pieter Mulier

Craft and creation have been Pieter Mulier’s calling since his childhood when he used to spend time in the ateliers of his grandfather’s luxury shirt manufacture in Belgium.
Riccardo Tisci
Judge

Riccardo Tisci

Riccardo Tisci was appointed Chief Creative Officer at Burberry on 12 March 2018, directing all Burberry collections from the luxury fashion house’s headquarters in London.
Shaway Yeh
Judge, Advisory Council

Shaway Yeh

Shaway Yeh is one of the most influential media and opinion leaders on fashion and culture in the Greater China.
Sinéad Burke
Judge, Advisory Council

Sinéad Burke

Sinèad Burke is a disabled educator, advocate and author who champions accessibility, equity and social justice to build a better world for everyone.
Tim Blanks
Judge, Advisory Council

Tim Blanks

Since September 2015, Tim Blanks has been editor-at-large for the website Business of Fashion.