PARIS — Nina Ricci’s creative director Peter Copping and Véronique Nichanian, the artistic director of Hermès men’s universe, are among judges for the International Woolmark Prize’s Europe regional awards, to be held July 8 at the Shangri-La Hotel here.
Besides Copping, the other women’s wear judges are Anita Barr, group fashion buying director at Harvey Nichols, and Emmanuelle Alt, editor in chief of Vogue Paris.
Sarah Andelman cofounder, buyer and creative director of Colette in Paris; Tim Blanks, editor at large of Style.com, and James Sleaford, fashion editor in chief at GQ France, join Nichanian on the men’s jury.
In women’s wear, the finalists are Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Zdenka Imreczeová, Anne Sofie Madsen, Étienne Deroeux, Augustin Teboul, Arthur Arbesser, Elsien Gringhuis Rabaneda, Nihan Peker and 1205.
In men’s wear, the finalists are Cédric Jacquemyn, Pavel Ivancic, Asger Juel Larsen, Melinda Gloss, Vladimir Karaleev, Camo, Hyun Yeu, Etxeberria, Serdar Uzuntas and Agi & Sam.
The 2014-15 competition marks the first time there will be one overall winner for women’s wear and one for men’s wear. Last year’s Europe regional winner was British knitwear brand Sibling.
Five regional competitions will be held in the U.S., Asia, Australia, Europe and India and the Middle East to select 10 women’s and men’s finalists who will each receive 50,000 Australian dollars, or $46,251 at current exchange, toward their next collection, as well as an invitation to participate in the international final.
The five men’s wear finalists are to convene at London Collections: Men in January, and the five women’s wear finalists in Beijing in March.
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@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
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The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge