A panel of industry tastemakers and experts, with a shared vision of forward-thinking, innovative and inclusive fashion, will come together for this year’s International Woolmark Prize final event in Paris.
The 2023 International Woolmark Prize jury includes:
- Alessandro Sartori, Artistic Director, Zegna
- Carine Roitfeld, Founder CR Studio, CR Fashion Book and Carine Roitfeld Parfums
- Caroline de Maigret, Model, Music Producer and Writer
- Elizabeth von der Goltz, CEO, Browns and Chief Fashion and Merchandising Officer, FARFETCH
- Francesco Risso, Creative Director, Marni
- John Roberts, Managing Director, The Woolmark Company
- Pieter Mulier, Creative Director, Alaïa
- Salehe Bembury, Designer
- Shaway Yeh, Founder of yehyehyeh and International Creative Director at Meta Media Holdings Limited
- Sinéad Burke, Educator, Advocate and Founder of Tilting the Lens
- Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, Business of Fashion
- Tyler Mitchell, Artist, Photographer and Filmmaker
The International Woolmark Prize has always been a forerunner in fashion by discovering young new talents and encouraging creativity and ingenuity. At a time where new generations raise new challenges for the industry, it’s also an essential process to develop and defend endless innovations to find the plural answers. I’m thrilled to be part of this unique experience which, year after year, embodies the future of fashion.”
We are at a critical moment of humanity that it’s our intense responsibility to regenerate natural resources and uphold human creativity; that’s what this Prize is about.”
Passion and curiosity are catalysts of all great designers. “Being a judge for the Woolmark Prize is an honour because every designer is coming from a place of extreme passion, and more importantly holds a point of view. It is this individual perspective that allows for exploration and evolution.”
I am very happy to be a member of the jury as I am always excited to be part of programs that take care of creative talents through education and mentorship. Young creators are our future, and they need the fashion industry's support to innovate and push boundaries.”
There’s something very special about the Woolmark Prize. I think it’s the fibre itself. It brings out the best in people. It’s an exciting and rewarding challenge. You can feel that in the dozens of designers who’ve passed in front of us judges over the years. And I feel it too.”
I’m very honoured to be part of the International Woolmark Prize jury. The beauty of fashion lives in its spontaneous creativity and every time I see a young creative talent, I feel the emotion behind it. To discover and train young talents is part of our job as well as to promote the new voices in fashion. The future is in the hands of the next generation of visionaries and I’m glad to encourage their individual sense of creativity, desire to play their own part and help them to shape their creative ideas.”
It is an honour to be a part of this year's jury. I have long been a fan of the Woolmark Prize and its great force that propels up-and-coming designers forward. I am excited to see the new talent who has the possibility to shape what the next era of fashion can look like.
The International Woolmark Prize encourages designers to think beyond today, embrace wool as a naturally innovative and sustainable fibre and showcase its basis for new technologies and development to meet the discerning needs of tomorrow’s customer.