Global Nominees for 2014/15 announced

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The International Woolmark Prize has been revived for a new generation, a generation of artisans, of craftsmen and of true innovators daring to push the boundaries to create something magical.

The 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize has expanded to include a menswear section, along with the womenswear section, to not only promote the infinite potential of Australian Merino wool, but also foster the talents of emerging designers who push the boundaries and change the way we think about fashion and apparel.

Five regional awards will once again be held in Asia, Australia, Europe, India & Middle East and the USA to select the ten finalists, each receiving a financial contribution of $AU 50,000 towards their next collection as well as an invitation to participate in the international final.

The five menswear finalists will compete in their final at London Collections: Men in January 2015 and the five womenswear finalists will compete in Beijing in March 2015.

The winners of both the menswear and womenswear finals will receive a further $AU 100,000 to assist with fabric sourcing and marketing of their collections. In addition, both international winners will have their collection commercialised through key international retail partners including David Jones in Australia, Harvey Nichols in the UK, Joyce in China, Saks Fifth Avenue in the USA, Colette in France, 10 Corso Como in Italy and My Theresa online.

The Asia nominees for the 2014/15 IWP are:

Womenswear

  • JO QIAO DING (China)
  • Vmajor (China)
  • HEI LAU (Hong Kong)
  • NISHE (Hong Kong)
  • motonari ono (Japan)
  • AMBELL (Japan)
  • GREEDILOUS (South Korea)
  • TOE (South Korea)

Menswear

  • Beautyberry (China)
  • HARRISON WONG (Hong Kong)
  • SISE (Japan)
  • ZSAINT (South Korea)

The Australian nominees for the 2014/15 IWP are:

Womenswear

  • Garth Cook
  • Michael Lo Sordo
  • Phoenix Keating
  • Strateas.Carlucci
  • Tristan Melle

Menswear

  • FROM BRITTEN P/L
  • Han
  • Song for the Mute
  • Strateas.Carlucci

The European nominees for the 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize are:

Womenswear

  • Jean-Paul Lespagnard (Belgium)
  • ZDEŇKA IMRECZEOVÁ (Czech Republic)
  • Anne Sofie Madsen (Denmark)
  • Etienne Deroeux (France)
  • Augustin Teboul (Germany)
  • Arthur Arbesser (Italy)
  • Elsien Gringhuis (The Netherlands)
  • Rabaneda (Spain)
  • Nihan Peker (Turkey)
  • Lucas Nascimento (United Kingdom)

Menswear

  • Cedric Jacquemyn (Belgium)
  • Pavel Ivančic (Czech Republic)
  •  Asger Juel Larsen (Denmark)
  • Melinda Gloss (France)
  • Vladimir Karaleev (Germany)
  • CAMO (Italy)
  • Ado Les Scents (The Netherlands)
  • ETXEBERRIA (Spain)
  • Serdar Uzuntas (Turkey)
  • Agi & Sam (United Kingdom)

The India & Middle-East nominees for the 2014/15 IWP are:

Womenswear

  • Zubair Kirmani (India)
  • Gaurav Jai Gupta (India)
  • Khaadi Khaas (Pakistan)
  • Sania Maskatiya (Pakistan)
  • House of Fatam ( UAE)
  • Lara Khoury (Lebanon)
  • Rayya Morcos (Lebanon)

Menswear

  • Barkha 'n' Sonzal (India)
  • Republic (Pakistan)
  • The Emperor 1688 (UAE)

The USA nominees for the 2014/15 IWP are:

Womenswear

  • Jonathan Simkhai
  • M.Patmos
  • Nonoo
  • Rosie Assoulin
  • WHIT

Menswear

  • a.a. antonio azzuolo
  • Ovadia & Sons
  • Public School
  • Timo Weiland
  • Todd Snyder

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