Judges announced for the 2019 International Woolmark Prize global final at London Fashion Week

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The 2019 International Woolmark Prize returns to London Fashion Week with an esteemed line-up of industry experts sitting on the judging panel:

International Woolmark Prize judging panel 2019

  • Alber Elbaz – Designer
  • Tim Blanks – Editor-at-large, Business of Fashion
  • Laura Brown – Editor-in-Chief, InStyle
  • Sinead Burke – Contributing Editor, British Vogue
  • Julie Davies – General Manager, Processing Innovation, The Woolmark Company
  • David Fischer – Founder, Highsnobiety
  • Colette Garnsey – Chairman, Australian Wool Innovation
  • Gwendoline Christie – Actress
  • Marc Goehring – Fashion Director, 032c
  • Gert Jonkers – Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Fantastic Man
  • Floriane de Saint Pierre – Founder, Floriane de Saint Pierre et Associés
  • Sara Sozzani Maino – Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents

Retail Partner judges:

  • Laura Larbalestier – Harvey Nichols
  • Tiffany Hsu  – mytheresa.com
  • Eva Galambos – Parlour X
  • Ayako Midorikawa and Keiko Kadosugi – Takashimaya
  • Kelly Wong – Lane Crawford
  • Michael Hadida – L’Eclaireur
  • Kei Lee – Boon the Shop
  • Tyler Franch – Hudson’s Bay Company

The menswear and womenswear winners will each receive AU$200,000 to help support the development of their business. They will also receive ongoing industry mentor support, Woolmark certification for their winning collection and the opportunity to be stocked in some of the world’s most prestigious department stores and boutiques. The Innovation Award winner will receive AU$100,000 as well as ongoing industry mentor support and commercial opportunities.  

The 2019 International Woolmark Prize global finalists are:

MENSWEAR

  • CMMN SWDN - Sweden
  • DANIEL W. FLETCHER - United Kingdom
  • NICHOLAS DALEY - United Kingdom
  • WILLY CHAVARRIA - United States
  • YOUSER - Korea

WOMENSWEAR

  • ALBUS LUMEN - Australia
  • BRANDON MAXWELL - United States
  • COLOVOS - United States
  • I-AM-CHEN - Hong Kong
  • YOHEI OHNO - Japan

UNISEX

  • ANGEL CHEN - China
  • EDWARD CRUTCHLEY - United Kingdom

The Woolmark Company is pleased to have the support of Mr.Smith as the official hair partner, ELLIS FAAS as the official make-up partner directed by Michelle Dacillo and drinks by Vasse Felix for the final event.

The Woolmark Company has also partnered with online wholesale platform ORDRE for a third year to present online showrooms for the International Woolmark Prize winners' and finalists' capsule collections to an invitation-only retail network and will allow wholesale orders to be placed.

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