ABOVE: The finalist's 'look book', from left to right: Augustin Teboul; Bird on a Wire; M.Patmos; STRATEAS.CARLUCCI; V.Major.
IN the year of the sheep in China, the M.PATMOS label was announced as winner of the 2014-15 Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) third International Woolmark Prize (IWP) for womenswear in a glittering fashion event in China’s capital Beijing on Tuesday night. Read more>>>
FIVE designers from around the world competed for the coveted International Woolmark Prize (IWP) in Beijing tonight, March 17.
The womenswear award was judged by a panel which includes: style icon Victoria Beckham; 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, as well as Anita Barr, Harvey Nichols; Collen Sherrin, Saks Fifth Avenue; Justin O’Shea, mytheresa.com; Malcolm Carfrae, Ralph Lauren; Cristina Ventura, Joyce; Sophie Clark, David Jones, and Shinji Kakakita, Isetan.
MEET THE FINALISTS
"Innovation in fashion and technology is something I am very interested in incorporating every season, and I wanted to expand upon that through the competition." Read more>>>
"With a strong International vision, our pursuit is continually push our personal and creative boundaries, and provide garments and a collection which displays it’s own unique vision." Read more>>>
"IWP is one of the most recognized fashion prizes and as we love to work with wool we were very happy to have been selected to participate." Read more>>>
"Bird on a Wire is a design house that is open to designing anything as long as we try to push the horizon and add something new whether in the way it is built, its function or adding technology to it." Read more>>>
"In the past four years, we have developed a complete seasonal collection and discovered the support the modern Chinese fashion industry can give to the international market and what we as new generations of Chinese designers offer the industry." Read more>>>