February 17, 2013
INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2013 — FINAL SHOW
Photo: Models pose on the runway during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).
Photo: Designers Pankaj and Nidhi, India, take a bow after their runway show during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final show at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).
Photo: A model walks the runway during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final show at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).
Christian Wijnant was announced the winner of the 2013 International Woolmark Prize, during the final award event held at the ME Hotel, London, on Saturday, 16th February.
Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council opened the event; a judging panel including Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Franca Sozzani and Tim Blanks selected the winner.
After a global search spanning twelve months, reaching across sixteen countries and involving over seventy designers, six finalists representing Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan and the USA competed for the final international prize - of $100,000 AUD 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 Konigsallee - Germany.
The Six Finalists:
• Dion Lee - Australia
• Ban Xiao Xue - China
• Christian Wijnants - Europe (Belgium)
• Pankaj and Nidhi - India
• DRESSEDUNDRESSED - Japan
• Sophie Theallet - USA
• British Fashion Council
• China Fashion Association
• Council of Fashion Designers of America
• Czech Grand Design
• Fashion Design Council of India
• Flanders Fashion Institute
• Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association
• IMG Fashion Australia
• Japan Fashion Week Organization
• Korea Fashion Association
• The Lock Group
• Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid
• MTD, Turkey
• NOT JUST A LABEL
• Pakistan Fashion Design Council
• Premsela, The Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion
• Stark Foundation
• UAE: Dubai Fashion Week
• Vogue Australia
• Vogue China
• Vogue France
• Vogue Italia
The Woolmark Company Managing Director, Stuart McCullough said, “The International Woolmark Prize seeks outstanding and emerging talent from around the world, and we saw exceptional artisanship and design presented tonight. The prize is our commitment to supporting the future of the fashion industry and we are honoured to have received support from the global industry by way of our premier retail partners and judges both at the international and regional level.”
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