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Woolmark Names Four More Finalists to Compete for International Prize

NEW YORK — “I feel the weight of a career-changing moment. I’m super honored and excited to get moving on all the cool innovations and new territory I haven’t fully embraced,” said Willy Chavarria, a men’s wear designer who was one of the four finalists selected here Thursday for the International Woolmark Prize. The three other finalists chosen were women’s designers Brandon Maxwell, Conovos and Albus Lumen.
All four will be headed to London in February to compete in the international finals against the eight other finalists, who were chosen in London and Hong Kong earlier this month.
In total, 42 designers globally competed for the 12 spots. The International Woolmark Prize recognizes outstanding fashion talents from across the globe who showcase the beauty, versatility and innovative nature of merino wool.
The four finalists chosen Thursday will receive a financial contribution of 70,000 Australian dollars, or $51,855, for the development of their business and a capsule collection to be shown in London. The grand prize for the 2018-19 men’s wear and women’s wear finals is 200,000 Australian dollars, in addition to the Innovation Award, which was launched last year and provides an additional prize fund of 100,000 Australian dollars. Winners will also have the opportunity

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