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Kim Jones and Takashi Murakami Are Among This Year's Woolmark Prize Judging Panel

The late Karl Lagerfeld will also be honored.

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This year’s prestigious International Woolmark Prize will be judged by a panel of formidable industry experts including Dior Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones and artist Takashi Murakami. The ceremony will see finalists including A-COLD-WALL*, BODE and Feng Chen Wang go head-to-head for a prize of $200,000 AU (approximately $137,000 USD) and is set to take place in February during London Fashion Week.

The judging panel will also include Business of Fashion Editor Tim Blanks, British Vogue Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful, model Anja Rubik and educator and activist Sinead Burke. In honor of the late Karl Lagerfeld, the first-ever Woolmark Prize winner of 1954, this year’s ceremony will introduce the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation to a finalist exhibiting outstanding creativity. The inaugural award will be presented by stylist and CR Fashion Book founder Carine Roitfeld.

Watch this space next month as the International Woolmark Prize winners are announced. In the meantime, scroll down for a full list of judges and finalists.

2020 International Woolmark Prize Judging Panel

Tim Blanks – Editor-at-Large, Business of Fashion
Hamish Bowles – International Editor at Large, Vogue
Sinead Burke – Educator and Advocate
Edward Enninful OBE – Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue 
Kim Jones – Artistic Director, Dior Men
Takashi Murakami – Artist and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
Holli Rogers – Chief Executive Officer, Browns & Chief Brand Officer, Farfetch
Anja Rubik – Model, Founder of sexedPL, Philanthropist
Shaway Yeh – Founder of yehyehyeh & Group Style Editorial Director at Modern Media group

2020 International Woolmark Prize Finalists

A-COLD-WALL* – United Kingdom
BLINDNESS – South Korea
BODE – USA
Botter – The Netherlands
Feng Chen Wang – China & UK
GmbH – Germany
Ludovic de Saint Sernin – France
Matthew Adams Dolans – USA
Namacheko – Belgium
Richard Malone – Ireland

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