The Woolmark Co. encourages designers who are interested in growing their business globally to apply.
This year’s event included an Innovation award.
Phillip Lim, Amber Valletta, Miroslava Duma and Livia Firth will be on the jury assigning the prizes on Jan. 9 in Florence.
The winner will also exemplify the most exciting approach to help reduce its social and environmental footprint.
The winners were announced at a lunch in Sydney.
The two U.S. winners will go up against the winners from five other regions.
The USA regional final took place at the NeueHouse Madison Square in New York.
David Laport and L’Homme Rouge won for the women’s wear and men’s wear categories, respectively.
The winners were announced during a lunch at Spring in London.
This year’s USA regional final will take place July 18 at NeueHouse Madison Square in New York.
Seven designers from Sydney and Melbourne are to be promoted as part of the Italian men’s wear trade show’s guest nation program.
The company will host the global final in Paris on Jan. 23.
Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper, the designers behind Rochambeau, are hoping collaboration and innovation will help them stand out.
Boulézar, Horror Vacui, Tim Labenda and William Fan were honored by the Fellowship Programme by the Fashion Council Germany and H&M.