Being naturally fascinated by the innovation of fabrics and creative new ways with which designers work with its kinds, I couldn't have been more excited for Woolmark. Some would say that giving several designers opportunities to showcase their work to the elite media regardless of their origin is a golden ticket to almost instant success.
Judged by Franca Sozazzini, Victoria Beckham, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tim Blanks and Donatella Versace, Woolmark is definitely recognised and appreciated by the cream of the crop.
A little bit of friendly fashion rivalry never hurt nobody.
Review and photos continue after the jump......
As much as Wijnants deserved to win, Dion Lee was my personal favourite.
Lee's potential is promising mainly because of his ability to appreciate the modern woman while also paying homage to his Australian heritage.
I've been following his work long before the Woolmark prize and it's great to see that he hasn't compromised any of his values in order to become more commercial.
Lee's attention to detail is also key to his great designs.
Mens jacket by DRESSEDUNDRESSED who also participated in the competition.