Woolmark Prize Europe: judges revealed
After announcing the nominated designers in April, Woolmark Prize Europe has revealed the juries who will choose the winners in Antwerp on 13 July, before the respective world finals in Florence in January and New York in February.
The judges for ready-to-wear menswear will be composed of Walter Van Beirendonck, director of the fashion department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Simon Chilvers, men's fashion style director at Matchesfashion.com, journalists Veerle Windels and James Sleaford (GQ France fashion editor), and Fabrizio Servente, Global Strategy Advisor for The Woolmark Company.
The judges for ready-to-wear womenswear include An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx, designers from A.F. Vandevorst, Justin O'Shea, purchasing director at Mytheresa.com, editor Christiane Arp (editor-in-chief of Vogue Germany), John de Greef, fashion director at Elsevier Stijl, and fashion commentator Colin McDowell.
The International Woolmark Prize 2015/16 comprises six regional finals, for Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United Stated and the India, Pakistan and Middle East zone. The winners of each then go head to head at the menswear and womenswear finals.
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