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Nominees revealed as Woolmark splits menswear and womenswear

The Woolmark Company has announced the nominees for the 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize, splitting the competition into menswear and womenswear for the first time.

Five regional awards will be held in Asia, Australia, Europe, India & the Middle East and the US, from which the 10 international finalists will be selected. Each of the international finalists receive $50,000 AUD (£28,000) as well as an invitation to participate in the international final.

The winners of both finals will receive an extra $100,000 AUD (£56,000). In addition, both international winners will have their collection sold through Woolmark’s global retail partners including Harvey Nichols in the UK, Joyce in China, Saks 5th Avenue in the USA, Collette in France, 10 Corso Como in Italy, My Theresa online and David Jones in Australia.

The European regional award will be held on July 8 in Paris, where the designers are required to present sketches of a Merino wool capsule collection comprising six outfits, with one full outfit to be produced.

The European nominees for the 2014/15 Prize are:

Menswear

Belgium - Cedric Jacquemyn

Czech Republic – Pavel Ivančic

Denmark – Asger Juel Larsen

France – Melinda Gloss

Germany – Vladimir Karaleev

Italy - CAMO

Netherlands – Hyun Yeu

Spain - ETXEBERRIA

Turkey – Serdar Uzuntas

United Kingdom – Agi & Sam

Womenswear

Belgium – Jean-Paul Lespagnard

Czech Republic – ZDEŇKA IMRECZEOVÁ

Denmark – Anne Sofie Madsen

France – Etienne Deroeux (TBC)

Germany – Augustin Teboul

Netherlands – Elsien Gringhuis

Spain - Rabaneda

Turkey – Nihan Peker

United Kingdom - 1205

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