Thursday 27th April

| BY Jack Moss

Woolmark Announce The UK Nominees For 2017/18 Prize

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Celebrating those designers particularly talented in fashioning clothing in the medium of wool, the International Woolmark Prize has this morning announced its UK nominees. Nominees who will first compete against each other to take home the prize for the British Isles and the chance to compete internationally, hoping to  follow in the well-heeled footsteps of last year’s winners: the lovely Cottweiler boys and Gabriela Hearst, who won the menswear and womenswear prizes respectably. But no more do! Here they are – Helen Lawrence, Le Kilt, Roberts Wood and Sadie Williams will compete for the womenswear prize, with Liam Hodges, Matthew Miller and Phoebe English Man nominated for the menswear prize. Just being nominated will get them $2000 to help them proceed on their quest to the big prize – swiftly fashioning something Union Jack based (a Geri mini, obv) to support our boys and girls!

Photograph by Jason Lloyd-Evans, backstage at Liam Hodges AW17

www.woolmarkprize.com