Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / 3 Indians in International Woolmark Prize's region round
3 Indians in International Woolmark Prize's region round
28
Apr '15
Three Indian designers have been nominated for the upcoming International Woolmark Prize (IWP) 2015/2016’s India and Middle East region round, which will be held in Dubai on July 22, 2015.

Womenswear designers Nachiket Barve and Gaurav Jai Gupta (Akaaro) and menswear talent Suket Dhir will compete with fashion specialists from Pakistan, Lebanon and UAE.

Each of the nominees will present six sketches of a Merino wool-inspired capsule collection, including one fully produced outfit, before a panel of jury comprising local and international experts.

In addition to the Indian nominees, the region-specific list’s women’s line-up includes Pakistani names like Sania Maskatiya and Misha Lakhani, Lebanese labels Bashar Assaf and Mira Hayek, as well as UAE’s Taller Marmo and Bleach. The menswear segment features Republic from Pakistan and Thamanyah from UAE.

This year a sixth region has been added to the international competition, The British Isles, with the regional award to be held in London. “The addition of a sixth region was in response to demand coming from the industry. It is yet another example of the huge impact this prize has had in the market,” explained The Woolmark Company’s managing director Stuart McCullough while announcing the name of the new region.

The five other regional awards, which will select the ten finalists from both menswear and womenswear categories for the main competition, will take place in Shanghai, Sydney, Antwerp, Dubai and New York.

The selected six menswear designers will partake in an event held during Pitti Uomo, Florence in January, 2016 whereas the six womenswear contestants will meet in New York in February, 2016.

The winners of both the menswear and womenswear finals will receive AUD$100,000 to assist with fabric sourcing and marketing of their collection. Also, both international winners will have their collections commercialised through key international retail partners like Harvey Nichols (UK), Joyce (China), Saks Fifth Avenue (USA), 10 Corso Como (Italy) and David Jones (Australia) as well as online at My Theresa and Matchesfashion.com.

First held in 1953 as an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat, the award aims to promote a fresh crop of fashion stars showcasing the benefits of working with Australian Merino wool. (PB)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Feb 2021

Indonesia imposes ADD on RMG products

Indonesia recently imposed anti-dumping duty (ADD) equivalent to a...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th Feb 2021

ITC supports boosting Tajik textile-clothing sector's

As part of the International Trade Centre's (ITC) intensive training...

Pic: GOTS

Textiles | On 26th Feb 2021

GOTS certifications grow by 34 per cent in 2020

In 2020, the number of GOTS certified facilities have reported a...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda, ROQ

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Asim Dalal, Indo Count Retail Ventures

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Anshul Sood, Oceedee

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

N Nithyanandan,

N Nithyanandan

Incorporated in 1999, Purani Textiless Private Limited is one of the...

Vikram Juneja,

Vikram Juneja

Jaquard is a training institute providing a highly specialised training...

Zillur Rehman,

Zillur Rehman

Cornerstone Systems offers consultancy to businesses for enhancing their...

Kazuaki Yazawa, Purdue University

Kazuaki Yazawa
Purdue University

Scientist <b>Kazuaki Yazawa</b> has developed thermoelectric semiconductor ...

Larry L Kinn, Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions &amp; Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Aneeth Arora, Péro

Aneeth Arora
Péro

The Woolmark Company has partnered with handmade fashion label Péro and...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

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

Leave your Comments


February 2021

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


Advanced Search