International Woolmark Prize ammounces Rahul Mishra as 2013/14 winner

Rahul Mishra, the regional finalist for the Middle East and India, was anointed the winner of the global search. The judging panel included editors (VogueChina’s Angelica Cheung, Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani,’s Tim Blanks), retail partners (from Saks, Colette, David Jones, 10 Corso Como and MyTheresa), mentor Colin McDowell, Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Woolmark’s Collette Garnsey and Alexa Chung.

“For me, Rahul has won because of his ability to apply his knowledge of embroideries through wool, one of the most versatile fibres with originality in an unexpected way,” said Giannini.

The other four finalists included Australia’s very own Christopher Esber, Europe’s Sibling, Asia’s ffiXXed and the USA’s Altuzarra.