Designers Teatum Jones (Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones) and Agi and Sam (Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton) are the winners of international Woolmark prize for British Isles in women’s and men’s wear categories respectively. Teatum Jones are known for their use and development of merino wool, from concept to the final garment. The pair were chosen from eight shortlisted talents.
The Woolmark prize is a global search for the world’s best emerging design talent. It has entered its fourth year. With a record 70 labels nominated across 23 countries, this year’s prize will propel a fresh crop of fashion stars into the spotlight, showcasing new and innovative ways to work with Australian merino wool.
Each regional finalist receives a cash sponsorship and the opportunity to compete in the final. The winning merino wool capsule collection of the overall winner will be stocked in a dozen of the world’s most prestigious fashion retailers.
Chosen by some of the globe’s most prestigious fashion bodies and set to be critiqued by a judging panel of industry heavyweights, these stand-out designers will each compete within their region for a chance to win the international Woolmark prize.