The 2019 International Woolmark Prize returns to London Fashion Week with a line-up of industry experts sitting on the judging panel.
Taking place at Lindley Hall on February 16, this will be the third time the award has been hosted in London.
The international panel of judges from across the industry include:
Alber Elbaz – Designer
Tim Blanks – Editor-at-large, Business of FashionLaura 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 – Chairwoman, Australian Wool Innovation
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.
Chosen from more than 300 entrants across the world, 12 finalists will be in the draw to win one of the three awards.
The 2019 International Woolmark Prize global finalists are:
DANIEL W. FLETCHER - United Kingdom
NICHOLAS DALEY - United Kingdom
WILLY CHAVARRIA - United States
YOUSER - Korea
ALBUS LUMEN - Australia
BRANDON MAXWELL - United States
COLOVOS - United States
I-AM-CHEN - Hong Kong
YOHEI OHNO - Japan
ANGEL CHEN - China
CMMN SWDN - Sweden
EDWARD CRUTCHLEY - United Kingdom
The Woolmark Company has 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.
It will allow wholesale orders to be placed.