International Woolmark Prize India

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International Woolmark Prize

The final show for the International Woolmark Prize happened on the 19 July 2012, New Delhi. It was one event packed with all the glitz and glamour of the city. All the Who’s and Who in fashion were all there to see who takes the trophy of brilliance, excellence and designing innovation home.

The participant list had the most talked about names from the Indian fashion scene.

Aneeth Arora

Arjun Saluja


Gaurav Gupta

Rahul Mishra

Rimzim Dadu

Ritesh Kumar

Samant Chauhan

Zubair Kirmani

Pankaj and Nidhi

Every designer showcased one design each in front of the entire audience and the jury before the final judgments were made. One thing that we could see common in all the designs were the colours black, white and grey. Though all the designs were totally fabulous but what made Pankaj and Nidhi’s designs stand out among all were the colours. Their creation was colourful, attractive and very wooly. This was a very short, eye-catching and a very brilliant show. Just as we saw all the 10 designs, my personal favourites were Pankaj and Nidhi, Gaurav Gupta and Rimzim Dadu. Gaurav Gupta has a very classy creation, a very flowy drape.


The Judges of the Internation Woolmark Prize were

Priya Tanna, Editor-in-Chief – Vogue India

Pradeep Hirani, CMD – Kimaya Fashion Private Limited

Simon P Lock, Founder of Australian Fashion Week

Sunil Sethi, President – Fashion Design Council of India.

About the International Woolmark Prize:

The International Woolmark Prize crosses borders and cultures by seeking outstanding and emerging talent from around the world, aligning the support of emerging designers with the evolution of emerging countries. It is an award for the next generation, shifting the focus from glamour to true talent as a way to highlight wool‟s eco credentials. It is Woolmark‟s social commitment, a sharing of resources to support local artisans.

In keeping with a long tradition of supporting individual excellence in design, the International Woolmark Prize aims to highlight the beauty of the Merino wool fibre at the hands of the world‟s finest designers.

The award has been supported internationally by key fashion councils including the Council of Fashion Designers America, British Fashion Council, Fashion Design Council of India, Chambre Syndicale De La Couture, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid and Premsela Foundation.


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