Iconic designer Paul Smith will sit alongside industry greats Dylan Jones - Editor-in-Chief, GQ UK; Tim Blanks - Editor at Large, Style.com; and Nick Wooster who will decide the winner of the men's award which recognizes design excellence using Australia's preeminent natural fibre, Merino wool. The final will be held on 9 January 2015, day one of London Collections: Men. See 2014/15 menswear judging panel .
The womenswear award, to be announced on 17 March 2015 in Beijing will be judged by one of the world's most influential style and design icons, Victoria Beckham.
Ms Beckham will be joined by fashion industry heavyweights Angelica Cheung - Editor-at-Large, Vogue China; Franca Sozzani - Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue Italia and Vogue.it, Editorial Director of Condé Nast Italia, and "Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion 4 Development" for the UN; and Colin McDowell. See 2014/15 womenswear judging panel.
The Woolmark Company is pleased to announce MATCHESFASHION.COM as the latest retail partner to have signed on as the exclusive online retailer for the men’s award, joining some of the world's most important boutiques and retailers who will be stock the winning collections from August 2015. View our retail partners.
Download finalist look book images here.
One half of 2014/2015 International Woolmark Prize Asia Region winning label VMAJOR, Victor Zhu, discusses the business of fashion