Woolmark Prize Advisory Council – the jury:

Dear Shaded Viewers,

WOOLMARK announced their very interesting and exciting jury for 2018/19:

  • Tim Blanks, Editor-at-large, Business of Fashion
  • Jefferson Hack, Founder, Dazed Media
  • Christine Centenera, Fashion Director, Vogue Australia and Co-Founder WARDROBE.NYC
  • Alison Veness, Editor of 10 and 10 Men Australia
  • Rebecca Khoury, Associate Editor of 10 and 10 Men Australia
  • Catherine Baba, Stylist, Designer, Consultant & Costume Designer
  • Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor-in-chief, Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents
  • Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler, Co-Founders, Diet Prada
  • Gert Jonkers, Co-founder and Editor-in-chief, Fantastic Man
  • Christiane Arp, Editor-in-chief, Vogue Germany
  • Colin McDowell, Fashion Journalist and Commentator

More than 300 emerging fashion designers from across 46 countries applied to take part in this year’s International Woolmark Prize. The most promising 42 designers, who showcased creativity, originality of design, innovation and brand recognition, have now been nominated to present their brand to a panel of experts at one of three semi-final events in July.

Advisory Council member Tim Blanks said, “The name says it all. The International Woolmark Prize is a genuinely global snapshot of emerging talent, and I can’t wait to meet this year’s nominees.”

Diet Prada’s Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler added, “Having built the presence of Diet Prada through thoughtful commentary on both established luxury players and small independent brands, it was an amazing experience to actually contribute to the selection process for the Woolmark Prize.  There’s such a large pool of fresh, forward-thinking talent using materials in remarkable ways.  We hope that the Prize will drive all of the designers to continue their innovations and propel their businesses further.”

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.