And, of course, the virtues of Merino wool. The Woolmark Company’s Head of Americas, Michelle A. Lee, explains why the company wants designers to innovate with the "ancient yet classic, timeless versatile fiber."
The winner for the region will be announced in July.
The 2015 International Woolmark Prize winner also tells us what she'd like to do next.
What prize haven't these guys won?
Plus, Nars and 3.1 Phillip Lim are making beautiful nail polish together.
See which U.S. designers were nominated for the prize, known for helping launch the careers of designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent.
He's the latest designer to follow in the footsteps of the Prize's first winners, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.
Designer Dion Lee, 27, a Sydney native who almost won the Woolmark Prize in 2013 (Antwerp’s Christian Wijnants got it in the end) and counts Net-a-Porter as his most important stockist, is already on the way to becoming a household name.
Joseph Altuzarra was named the US finalist for the International Woolmark Prize last night. He talked to us about what he plans to do with the $100,000 he just won and how he overcame his extreme nerves during the competition.
Tonight, the US winner of the prestigious Woolmark prize will be named. But before that happens, take a peek at the sketches submitted by all ten finalists.
Last year, Woolmark revived its International Woolmark Prize, a global fashion competition that is credited with springboarding the careers of Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld in the '50s. Today, the U.S. finalists have been announced and the list includes some of our favorites. They are:
Christian Wijnants has been named the winner of the International Woolmark Prize, WWD is reporting.
New York-based French designer Sophie Theallet took home the International Woolmark Prize for the U.S. earlier this week for her design using Woolmark's fine Australian Merino wool, beating out fierce competitors like Bibhu Mohapatra, Slinky Vagabond, Kaufman Franco, M. Patmos, Naeem Khan, Number:Lab, Prabal Gurung, Ruffian and VPL Designs. The prestigious prize--which Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent won in the 1950s--is back after a long hiatus. As the recipient of the U.S. regional prize, Theallet takes home $100,000 and goes on to compete in the international final for another $100,000. It sounds like a lot of money but it's much needed help for an independent luxury designer like Theallet. We chatted with the designer about her win, what it will mean for her business, and the unexpected inspiration behind her prize-winning design.