09 July 2014

Winners revealed for 2014/15 International
Woolmark Prize Europe

Asger Juel Larsen and Augustin Teboul were today announced as the menswear and womenswear winners, respectively, of the 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize European regional final, at an awards event held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. A judging panel comprising James Sleaford, fashion editor, GQ France; Sarah Andelman, Creative Director, Colette; Tim Blanks, editor-at-large, style.com; and Véronique Nichanian, Director of the masculine world of Hermès, selected Asger Juel Larsen as the menswear winner. Augustin Teboul (pictured above) was selected by Anita Barr, Fashion Buying Director, Harvey Nichols; Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief, Vogue Paris; and Peter Copping, Artistic Director for Nina Ricci as the winner for the womenswear category. Asger won for his commercial understanding and application of Merino Wool; Augustin Teboul for the unexpected usage of wool for the evening formal dress in womenswear. Both winners gain a financial contribution of €34,500, plus the opportunity to represent Europe and compete in the prestigious international final. The final for menswear will be held during London Collections: Men in January 2015, and the womenswear final will be held in Beijing in March. For the next six to eight months, the winning designers will be required to develop a capsule collection in Merino wool, to be showcased during anevent which will highlight the five finalists which will be selected from across the globe for both menswear and womenswear. These designers will compete for the coveted International Woolmark Prize, the winner being awarded an additional €69,000 and the opportunity to be stocked in leading international retailers. 

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