Woolmark Prize applications open in search for A$200k winner
Applications for the 2021/22 International Woolmark Prize have opened as the annual prestigious award process begins in the search for outstanding fashion talent.
Having awarded and incubated some of the most "era-defining fashion designers", from Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent to Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren, this year’s six finalists will be chosen to participate in the final event in early 2022.
Those finalists will receive mentorship from industry experts as well as a financial contribution of A$60,000 to develop a Merino wool collection for autumn/winter 2022.
However, the winning designer will receive an additional A$200,000, while A$100,000 will be awarded to the winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation.
Entry to participate in the International Woolmark Prize is open to any brand worldwide which meets the application criteria. All applicants will be reviewed by The Woolmark Company and an Advisory Council of industry experts, "committed to discovering and nurturing outstanding achievers in fashion”.
For the 2021 award, The Woolmark Company has partnered with Saint Heron, the multidisciplinary platform, studio and creative agency established by Solange Knowles, to create a short film featuring artist Dionne Warwick and actress and model Dominique Jackson to celebrate the six finalists’ collections.
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