United Kingdom’s Bethany Williams and Matty Bovan, France’s Casablanca, Nigeria’s Kenneth Ize, Canada’s Lecavalier and South Africa’s Thebe Magugu are the finalists for the International Woolmark Prize. The winner will get a reward of AU$200,000 and an opportunity to be sold at retailers around the world. The winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation will receive AU$100,000.
The judging panel for the event will include educator, writer and activist Sinéad Burke, Garage magazine fashion director Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, talent scout the and BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks. They will review the six finalists' Merino wool collections in February 2021. The aim of these collections is to build each item responsibly through a transparent supply chain, and celebrate the year’s theme of ‘less is more.