Judges announced for 2020 International Woolmark Prize global final

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The Key Judges for the 2020 Woolmark Prize were revealed today. They include:

• Tim Blanks – Editor-at-Large, Business of Fashion • Hamish Bowles – International Editor at Large, Vogue • Sinead Burke – Educator and Advocate • Edward Enninful OBE – British Vogue Editor in Chief • Kim Jones – Artistic Director, Dior Men • Takashi Murakami – Artist and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. • Holli Rogers – Chief Executive Officer, Browns & Chief Brand Officer, Farfetch • Anja Rubik – Model, Founder of sexedPL, Philanthropist • Shaway Yeh – Founder of yehyehyeh & Group Style Editorial Director at Modern Media group

The Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation is in honour of the late icon and Woolmark Prize alumnus. Enjoy the photos of Karl from the time he won the award in 1954. The award will be presented by Carine Roitfeld, Editor-in-Chief, CR Book. “What an honour to be the first person to award the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation,” says Carine Roitfeld. “Karl was always looking for new talent – a rare, encouraging force, instrumental in the development of many young designers. In today’s global fashion business, discovering, nurturing, and providing a platform of recognition for innovating creatives is absolutely crucial.”

“The International Woolmark Prize is an institution for the fashion industry, and I am thrilled to participate,” says Dior Men Artistic Director Kim Jones. “The competition shines a light on diversity and innovation and I’m very happy to be a part of that.” The 2020 International Woolmark Prize finalists are:

• A-COLD-WALL* – United Kingdom

• BLINDNESS – South Korea

• BODE – USA •

Botter – The Netherlands •

Feng Chen Wang – China & UK •

GmbH – Germany •

Ludovic de Saint Sernin – France •

Matthew Adams Dolans – USA

• Namacheko – Belgium

• Richard Malone – Ireland


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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.