Bodice, Matthew Miller, Dyne Win International Woolmark Awards

FLORENCE — The Woolmark Company upped the ante this season, presenting not two, but three, awards to emerging designers from around the world.
In addition to the men’s and women’s wear winners, the 2018 edition of the International Woolmark Prize also marked the presentation of the inaugural Innovation award. This award was created in partnership with Fashion Tech Lab and rewarded the brand with the most innovative and creative wool fabrication, process or development.
Dyne, a collection of high-tech men’s wear created by Portland, Ore.-based Christopher Bevans, scored the Innovation award and $100,000.
The other winners were Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva for women’s wear, and Matthew Miller for his eponymously named men’s line. Bodice had won the regional final for India, Pakistan and Middle East, while Miller had won the British Isles competition. Both Sachdeva and Miller will receive 200,000 Australian, or $153,400, to help fund the development of their businesses.
The winners were revealed during an event at Stazione Leopoldo following the first day of the Pitti Uomo show here.
Inspired by designer and philosopher Dieter Rams, Miller incorporated multifunctional elements in his collection such as a belt system that converted a garment into an accessory. He also treated wool in a variety of

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Bodice, Matthew Miller, Dyne Win International Woolmark Awards

Bodice, Matthew Miller, Dyne Win International Woolmark Awards


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