Jury Panel For Woolmark Prize
The Woolmark Company has announced the jury panel for the India, Pakistan and Middle East regional round of the highly coveted International Woolmark Prize 2015-16, the award known for identifying emerging designers to the world stage.
For the first time the event will be held at Vida Hotels and Resorts’ boutique hotel Manzil Downtown Dubai on July 22.
The event will shine the spotlight on the impressive growth of luxury retail in Dubai and the emergence of new designer talent from the UAE and neighbouring countries. Eleven of the region’s most promising fashion designers have been put forward by the official nominating bodies for India, Pakistan and Middle East.
As the International Woolmark Prize enters its fourth year, it also aims at strengthening its retail partnerships globally. The luxury fashion retailer Boutique 1 has joined the network as the exclusive womenswear retail partner for the UAE. Comprising an online shop and bricks and mortar stores across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut and London, the multi-brand concept will stock the final winning collection from August next. Boutique 1 has joined some of the world’s most exciting retailers championing Merino wool and emerging designs.