Win or lose: with Irmram Amed and Tim Blanks on the judging panel and Tanya Taylor as one of the finalists, Canadians are certainly a part of global fashion. Best of Luck to Ms. Taylor.
By BoF Team
February 4, 2016 12:14
LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, as part of its ongoing media partnership with the International Woolmark Prize (IWP), BoF announces the judging panel for the 2015/6 IWP womenswear final. The winner of the IWP will receive AU$100,000 (about US$74,210), in addition to ongoing industry mentorship and the regional winners’ award of AU$50,000 (US$37,110) it received when selected for the final.
The panel, listed below, will meet on 12 February 2016, during New York Fashion Week, to select on an overall womenswear winner from more than 70 global nominees.
•Imran Amed, founder, chief executive and editor-in-chief, BoF
•Tim Blanks, editor-at large, BoF
•Colette Garnsey, director, Australian Wool Innovation (parent company of The Woolmark Company)
•Julie Gilhart, fashion consultant and IWP mentor
•Stuart McCullough, managing director, The Woolmark Company
•Thakoon Panichgul, chief creative officer, Thakoon
•André Leon Talley, fashion author, editor and consultant, former editor-at-large, American Vogue
•Stefano Tonchi, editor-in-chief, W magazine
In addition to a monetary prize, the winner of the IWP will have the opportunity to sell its capsule collection in a number of prestigious retailers. Representatives of the IWP’s retail partners will also serve on the judging panel. These include: Justin O’Shea, global fashion director, Mytheresa.com; Sophie Clark, general manager of womenswear, David Jones; Anita Barr, group fashion buying director, Harvey Nichols Group; Bridget Cosgrave, fashion and buying director, Boutique 1; Kenji Yamashita, general manager ladies & intimate apparel, Isetan Mitsukoshi; and Roopal Patel, senior vice president, fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue.
The womenswear finalists for the 2015/6 prize are: J Koo (Asia); Bianca Spender (Australia); Teatum Jones (British Isles); Nanna Van Blaaderen (Europe); Taller Marmo (India, Pakistan & Middle East) and Tanya Taylor (USA).