The International WoolMark Prize Winner

by - Sunday, February 17, 2013

16th February 2013

Last night was quite an eventful night from Rihanna’s collaboration debut collection with River Island to balancing the shows which did not finish until 20:45pm last night. There was something which you ought not to miss last night which was announcing the winner of ‘The International Woolmark Prize’.
I’m happy to blog this morning on the 3rd day of London Fashion Week that the winner of 2013 International Woolmark Prize was Christian Wijnants, during the final award event which was held last night at the ME Hotel.  Take a look back at last night’s highlights as the 3rd day of London Fashion Week opens up for Preen, Holly Fulton, Mulberry, Topshop’s Unique, Richard Nicoll, and Marios Schwab.


15th February 2013
Tonight it is the International Wool Mark Prize ceremony at the ME hotel at 8:30pm.
The night judges to see who gets this award is handful of our industry’s biggest names  which list for this year features  Diane Von Furstenberg , Donatella Versace, Franca Sozzani, Tim Blanks , Victoria Beckham, Andrew Keith, Carla Sozzani , and Harvey Nichols very own Paula Reed.

The award celebrates designers working with Merino Wool and after spanning throughout the 12 months across the global tonight is the showcase of the final six. This year’s list of nominees features  Dion Lee – Australia, Ban Xiao Xue – China, Christian Wijnants – Europe (Belgium), Pankaj and Nidhi – India and DRESSEDUNDRESSED – Japan Sophie Theallet – USA. The finalist’s collection will showcase at the ME Hotel which is within to compete for the ultimate industry recognition, $105,000 (USD) and the opportunity to be stocked in the most important boutiques around the globe including Harvey Nichols – London, Bergdorf Goodman – NY, 10 Corso Como – Milan, Joyce – China, David Jones – Sydney and Eickhoff Königsallee – Germany.

“The International Woolmark Prize has gained extraordinary momentum over the past 12 months, generating support and interest across the globe,” explained Stuart McCullough, CEO of Australian Wool Innovation, owners of The Woolmark Company. “The final event in February will showcase the future of fashion and we are very proud that Merino wool will hold a firm place in that exciting and prosperous future.”

Stay tuned to find out who the winner of this Prize.

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