Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Netherlands designers win Woolmark prize European finals
Netherlands designers win Woolmark prize European finals
15
Jul '15
Jonathan Christopher and Nanna Van Blaaderen from Netherlands were named European finalists in the menswear and womenswear categories respectively, of the 2015/16 International Woolmark Prize.

They were declared finalists at an awards event held in Antwerp, Belgium, hosted by MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp and the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.

The judging panel comprised of Walter Van Beirendonck, Simon Chilvers, Veerle Windels, James Sleaford and Fabrizio Servente selected Jonathan Christopher as the menswear winner.

“Nanna Van Blaaderen was selected by An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx, Justin O’Shea, Christiane Arp, John de Greef and Colin McDowell as the winner for the womenswear category,” a Woolmark press release said.

“The judges’ choice for the menswear winner was unanimous,” Walter Van Beirendonck said.

“Jonathan came into the room with a true fashion focus; we all appreciated his innovation with Merino wool and use of materials,” he added.

“He fully embodied our criteria to showcase the best in wool and showed us his vision,” Beirendonck informed.

From the womenswear judging panel, design duo An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx said, “All the judges are hungry to see Nanna develop the collection for the international final.”

“You can see that she really is in love with wool and knows how to manage the fibre as she created an almost three dimensional feeling and texture,” they too added.

Jonathan Christopher said of his win, “To be honoured with such an award, from such a distinguished jury and with all the amazing designers that have come before me, is indescribable.”

“Wool plays a very large part in my collections, since it is so versatile and at the moment I am working with wool denim, one of the most current and innovative trends in wool,” Christopher also informed.

“I am overwhelmed as I have always worked with wool and would not have it any other way,” Nanna Van Blaaderen remarked.

Chosen from amongst the 17 most promising talents in European fashion design, both winners bagged the AU $50,000 award and an opportunity to represent Europe and compete in the international finals.

The final for menswear will be held in Florence in January 2016, and the womenswear final will be held in New York in February 2016.

For the next six to seven months, the winning designers will be required to develop a capsule collection in Merino wool, to be showcased at the finals that will highlight the six global finalists in both categories.

The finalists will compete for the International Woolmark Prize, with the winners being awarded an additional AU $100,000 and also an opportunity to be stocked in the most important retailers of the world.

These retailers include Harvey Nichols in London; 10 Corso Como in Milan, Beijing and Shanghai; online retailer Matchesfashion.com; another online retailer Mytheresa.com, Saks Fifth Avenue and many more. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Union Minister for finance Arun Jaitley chairing the 25th GST Council meeting, flanked by minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla (right) and finance secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

GST rate on velvet fabric reduced to 5%

The 25th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, held under the ...

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment at Reliance Industries...

Courtesy: Cotton USA

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

US cotton bodies pledge to support CCI activities

Ten US cotton organisations have pledged industry contributions in...

Interviews View All

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search