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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 6 finalists, from hundreds of nominees, to compete in the global final.

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.
Ib Kamara
Judge

Ib Kamara

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

Julie Davies

General Manager, Processing Innovation & Education Extension, The Woolmark Company
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

Sinéad Burke is an academic, teacher, writer and advocate. Burke works towards accelerating systemic change within the domains of diversity, education, inclusion, design and disability.
Tasha Liu
Judge

Tasha Liu

Tasha Liu is the founder of Labelhood, the leading platform for emerging designers in China. Labelhood has a boutique in Shanghai’s popular French Concession neighborhood and produces runway shows for young designers at Shanghai Fashion Week.
Thom Browne
Judge

Thom Browne

Thom Browne is widely recognised for challenging and modernising today’s uniform: the suit. By questioning traditional proportions, Browne’s designs consistently convey a true American sensibility rooted in quality craftmanship and precise tailoring.
Tim Blanks
Judge, Advisory Council

Tim Blanks

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