On 8 July 2014 at Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, a prominent jury with members such as Tim Blanks (Style.com) and Véronique
Nichanian (Hermès) selected the representatives of Europe for the final rounds (womenswear
next year in
March; menswear during
Men in January
2015) where the winners of the International Woolmark Prize 2014/15 will be selected. The winners of the Woolmark Prize Europe 2014/15 are the French/German designers Augustin Teboul (womenswear - image above) and Danish designer Asger Juel Larsen (menswear - picture below). For the final rounds, they will create capsule collections in Merino wool.
"They [Augustin Teboul] give the wool an unexpected evening touch," commented Emmanuelle Alt (Vogue Paris Editor in chief), and Véronique Nichanian (Director of the masculine world of Hermès) explained: "Asger's presentation was very structured and well articulated, his research on fabrics and textures was elaborate and accomplished. The decision was made as one voice." (Cited from woolmark.com).
On Facebook, Woolmark has already started to publish (fast checked on 9 July) photos and information about the winners from the regions (Europe, India & Middle East, Asia, Australia, USA).