COngratulations: Christian Winjants winner of the International Woolmark Prize 50,000 Dollars + the access to the global competition to show in London in February and the chance to win an other 100,000 dollars

IWP Europe Judges
Christian Winjants was selected as the winner by iconic industry figures: Alber Elbaz, Alexandra Schulman, Christiane Arp, Dean & Dan Caten, Giles Deacon and Tim Blanks

IWP Europe Judging Moment
Colin McDowell with Christian Winjants and Alber Elbaz

IWP Winning Outfit with Winner
Christian Winjants

Other designers also up for the award included : Andrea Incontri, Andrea Pompilio, Anthony Vaccarello, Co/Te Italy, Hana Zarubova, House of Dagmar, Ipek Arnas, James Long, Jan Taminiau, Maria Barros, JW Anderson, Michael sontag, Moses Nieto, Nina Skarra, Niyazi Erdogan, Olympis Le-Tan and Zdenka Imreczeova. 

Christian Winjants has been known for his knits since 2000 when he was the winner at the Festival of Hyeres following that he assisted Dries Van Noten and Angelo Tarlazzi in Paris before launching his own line in 2003.





Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.