The six finalists were tasked with designing a six-look merino wool collection with a “less is more” approach.
Richard Malone won the grand prize and Bode took home the inaugural Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation.
The tribute pays homage to Lagerfeld, and the company’s traceability ideals, with a competition for 777 limited-edition DIY knitting kits.
This year’s prize focuses on traceability and Woolmark has partnered with Provenance and Common Objective.
The 16-strong group will pick the finalists for the International Woolmark Prize, which will be announced in 2020.
Fewer major brands held shows this season, but there were some strong showings by both veterans and young designers.
Caught between East and West, these emerging businesses are confronted with multiple cultural and commercial hurdles.