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February 17, 2013

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2013 — FINAL SHOW

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Photo: Models pose on the runway during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).

Woolmark, Global Giants

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Photo: Designers Pankaj and Nidhi, India, take a bow after their runway show during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final show at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).

Woolmark, International Brands

Photo: A model walks the runway during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final show at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).

Christian Wijnant was announced the winner of the 2013 International Woolmark Prize, during the final award event held at the ME Hotel, London, on Saturday, 16th February.

Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council opened the event; a judging panel including Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Franca Sozzani and Tim Blanks selected the winner.

After a global search spanning twelve months, reaching across sixteen countries and involving over seventy designers, six finalists representing Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan and the USA competed for the final international prize - of $100,000 AUD and the opportunity to be stocked in the most important boutiques around the globe including Harvey Nichols - London, Bergdorf Goodman - NY, 10 Corso Como - Milan, Joyce - China, David Jones - Sydney, and Eickhoff Konigsallee - Germany.

The Six Finalists:

Dion Lee - Australia

Ban Xiao Xue - China

Christian Wijnants - Europe (Belgium)

Pankaj and Nidhi - India

DRESSEDUNDRESSED - Japan

Sophie Theallet - USA

Nominating Bodies:

British Fashion Council
China Fashion Association
Council of Fashion Designers of America
Czech Grand Design
Fashion Design Council of India
Flanders Fashion Institute
Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association
IMG Fashion Australia
Japan Fashion Week Organization
Korea Fashion Association
The Lock Group
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid
MTD, Turkey
NOT JUST A LABEL
Pakistan Fashion Design Council
Premsela, The Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion
Stark Foundation
UAE: Dubai Fashion Week
Vogue Australia
Vogue China
Vogue France
Vogue Italia

The Woolmark Company Managing Director, Stuart McCullough said, “The International Woolmark Prize seeks outstanding and emerging talent from around the world, and we saw exceptional artisanship and design presented tonight. The prize is our commitment to supporting the future of the fashion industry and we are honoured to have received support from the global industry by way of our premier retail partners and judges both at the international and regional level.”

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