24 February 2014

Rahul Mishra announced International
Woolmark Prize winner

Rahul Mishra was announced the winner of the 2013/2014 International Woolmark Prize (IWP) during the final awards event held in Milan on Friday. A judging panel including Frida Giannini, Franca Sozzani, Tim Blanks, Colette Garnsey, Angelica Cheung, Alexa Chung and representatives from the global IWP retail partners, selected Rahul Mishra, representing India and the Middle East, as the winner. After a global search, reaching across 20 countries and involving over 48 designers, five talents reached the final round: ffiXXed, for Asia; Christopher Esber, representing Australia; Sibling, for Europe; Rahul Mishra, India and Middle East; and Altuzarra, for the USA. Alongside prestigious recognition, the winner receives a financial contribution of AU$100,000 and the opportunity to be stocked in the retailers around the globe including Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue, 10 Corso Como, Joyce, David Jones, Colette and mytheresa.com. Frida Giannini, Gucci’s Creative Director, commented: “For me, Rahul has won because of his ability to apply his knowledge of embroideries through wool, one of the most versatile fibres with originality in an unexpected way". The collection will be available in partner retailers globally from August 2014. The nominees for the 2014/15 IWP regional competition will be announced in April 2014.

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