Public School designers, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, can place another check mark next to their long list of perspective accomplishments as they have been named the winner of the 2014-2015 men’s International Woolmark Prize.
Being the first year IWP has hosted a menswear division, they appropriately crowned the winner in London, where the Autumn Winter 2015 Menswear Collections have just kicked off its 4-day long series. The winner was chosen by a panel of judges that included menswear icon, Nick Wooster, Style.com’s, Tim Blanks, GQ UK editor, Dylan Jones, and designer, Paul Smith. Chow and Osborne presented six Merino wool outfits to the panel, beating out finalists The Emperor 1688, Strateas.Carlucci, Sise, and Asger Juel Larsen.
The Woolmark Company released an official tweet congratulating their newest prize winners along with a picture of their presented collection, describing it as, “sophisticated ease and restless spirit.”
Along with the chance at having their Merino collection sold at large retailers, like Saks Fifth Avenue and Harvey Nichols, the designers went home with a monetary prize of $94,000.
The Woolmark Company, known for being the “world’s leading wool textile organization”, according to their website, has been holding the International Woolmark Prize competition since 1953. The womenswear award will be presented on March 17 in Beijing, China.
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