FLORENCE, ITALY – JANUARY: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D’Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)

Winners announced for the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize

January, Florence – The 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize winners were today announced during a special event during Pitti Uomo at Stazione Leopolda in Florence.

The womenswear, menswear and inaugural Innovation Award winners were announced after being judged by a panel including including Amber Valletta, Elizabeth Von Guttman, Emanuele Farneti, Julie Davies, Livia Firth, Liya Kebede, Miroslava Duma, Nonita Kalra, Phillip Lim, Riccardo Vannetti, Sarah Mower and Stuart McCullough along with representatives from the International Woolmark Prize retail partner network.
“Today we saw the world’s best emerging designers present a true celebration of fashion design and innovation, as they shone the spotlight on Australian Merino wool,” said The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough. “Each year, the competition has been fierce and this year was no different. I would also like to commend the mills and spinners who supplied the labels with luxury fabrics and yarns and assisted in the development of innovative fabrications.”

More than 65 designers from more than 60 countries were nominated for this year’s award, with finalists representing six different regions around the world. The global finalists were SixLee and KYE (Asia), Blair Archibald and Harman Grubiša (Australia & New Zealand), Matthew Miller and Le Kilt (British Isles), L’Homme Rouge and David Laport (Europe), Antar-Agni and Bodice (Indian Subcontinent and Middle East) and DYNE and Zaid Affas (USA).

International Woolmark Prize 2017/18

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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Liya Kebede (R) is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Matthew Miller (L) and Livia Firth (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Matthew Miller (L) and Liya Kebede (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Matthew Miller (L) and Livia Firth (R) backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Livia Firth is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Samantha McCoach (L) and Phillip Lim (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Samantha McCoach is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Six Lee (L) and Liya Kebede (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Six Lee (L) and Liya Kebede (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Livia Firth (L) and Matthew Miller (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Miroslava Duma is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: General view during the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: General view during the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: General view during the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: General view during the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: General view during the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Miroslava Duma (L) and Six Lee (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Livia Firth (L) and Six Lee (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Zaid Affas (L) is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Zaid Affas (L) and Miroslava Duma (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Zaid Affas (L) and Miroslava Duma (R) are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Zaid Affas and guests are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Emanuele Farneti, Giuseppe Angiolini and Samantha McCoach are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Emanuele Farneti, Giuseppe Angiolini and Samantha McCoach are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Giuseppe Angiolini and Emanuele Farneti (R) backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Six Lee, Giuseppe Angiolini and Emanuele Farneti are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: John-Ruben Holtback and guests are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Kathleen Kye and a guest are seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A guest, Liya Kebede and Ruchika Sachdeva on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Miroslava Duma is seen on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: General view during the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Guest is seen on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Matthew Miller is seen in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Ruchika Sachdeva (R) is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Blair Archibald is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Backstage details at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: A model is seen backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Models on stage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)
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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Matthew Miller and Liya Kebede are seen in backstage atl Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)

FLORENCE, ITALY – JANUARY:  Fashion details are displayed in backstage at the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 on January 9, 2018 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Stefania M. D’Alessandro/Getty Images for the Woolmark Company)

The menswear and womenswear winners will each receive AU$200,000 to help support the development of their business. They will also receive ongoing industry mentor support, Woolmark certification for their winning collection and the opportunity to be stocked in some of the world’s most prestigious department stores and boutiques, including Boutique 1, Boon The Shop, David Jones, Harvey Nichols, Hudson’s Bay, Lane Crawford, LECLAIREUR, mytheresa.com, ORDRE, Parlour X, Ssense.com, Sugar and Tata CLiQ Luxury. The Innovation Award winner will receive $100,000 along with commercial opportunities.
The Woolmark Company is pleased to have the support of Fondazione Pitti Discovery and Pitti Uomo, TONI&GUY, makeup by MAC, ORDRE and Future Tech Lab for the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize global final.

About The Woolmark Company:

The Woolmark Company is the global authority on wool. Through our extensive network of relationships spanning the international textile and fashion industries, we highlight Australian wool’s position as the ultimate natural fibre and premier ingredient in luxury apparel.

The Woolmark logo is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands, providing assurance of the highest quality, and representing pioneering excellence and innovation from farm through to finished product.

The Woolmark Company is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation, a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian wool on behalf of about 60,000 woolgrowers that help fund the company.

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