Two Indian brands – Antar-Agni and Bodice – have been declared winners, in the menswear and womenswear categories respectively, of the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East regional final. They now enter the final round of the prestigious international award.
“The International Woolmark Prize is always a great experience; the judging gets tougher every year as the quality of work from designers nominated keeps getting better,” explained International Woolmark Prize judge Manish Malhotra. “Young designers are now expressing themselves through their work in a way like never before. While womenswear winner Bodice scored high on adaptability, commercial viability and creativity of the look, menswear winner Antar-Agni created something true to his belief. We are keen to see how these designs will be received in the global market.”
A panel comprising Alison Tay – Editor, Grazia Middle East; Che Kurrien – Editor, GQ India; Nonita Kalra – Editor, Harper’s Bazaar India; Daniel Higgins – Fashion Editor, Esquire Middle East; Manish Malhotra – Fashion Designer; Kirsten Lock – Fashion Director, ORDRE.COM; Laura Larbalestier – Buying Director, Boutique 1; and John Roberts – General Manager Eastern Hemisphere, The Woolmark Company selected Antar-Agni and Bodice as the winners.
Check out the winning looks here:
Here’s wishing them all the best for the final round!