Here are your judges for the 2019 International Woolmark Prize

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Words by Nicole La Ruffa

A mix of designers, editors and fashion buyers.

The judging panel for the 2019 International Woolmark Prize has just been announced, and it’s a pretty impressive lineup.

The prize celebrates emerging fashion designers from around the globe, narrowing them down to a list of 12 finalists. Ultimately, one menswear and womenswear winner will receive $200,000 to help kickstart their business. Another Innovation Award, rewarding the most experimental and creative wool designs, grants a cash prize of $100,000.

A team of industry experts have been handpicked to select these winners, including the likes of Tim Blanks (Editor-at-Large, Business of Fashion) and Sara Sozzani Maino (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Italia).

Check out the full list of judges below.


2019 International Woolmark Prize judging panel

  • Alber Elbaz – Designer
  • Tim Blanks – Editor-at-Large, Business of Fashion
  • Laura Brown – Editor-in-Chief, InStyle
  • Sinead Burke – Contributing Editor, British Vogue
  • Julie Davies – General Manager, Processing Innovation, The Woolmark Company
  • David Fischer – Founder, Highsnobiety
  • Colette Garnsey – Chairwoman, Australian Wool Innovation
  • Marc Goehring – Fashion Director, 032c
  • Gert Jonkers – Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Fantastic Man
  • Floriane de Saint Pierre – Founder, Floriane de Saint Pierre et Associés
  • Sara Sozzani Maino – Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents
  • Gwendoline Christie – Actress and Model
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