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Australia on show at Pitti Uomo

Eight Australian designers will present their spring/summer collections at menswear trade fair Pitti Uomo

Fashion for a cause

International Woolmark Prize winner Gabriela Hearst supports Planned Parenthood with her latest wool-rich sweater

Jac+ Jack’s wool washing guide

It’s one thing to wear wool, but how do you care for it? Jac+ Jack guides you through your knitwear needs

Celebrate Wool in the wardrobe

From the growers of wool to the brands championing the natural fibre, Wool Week Australia connects the supply chain

Close Knit collaboration

Iconic Australian brand Country Road spotlights the beauty of Merino wool in its latest collection

J Koo mixes street and sensuality

South Korean womenswear label J KOO fuses styles and shapes in a collaboration with The Woolmark Company

Announcing the International Woolmark Prize winners

At the global final in Paris, the menswear and womenswear winners of the Woolmark Prize are crowned

Globetrotting with Cool Wool

Multi-brand offering now available in Dongliang

Farewell to a fashion icon

Fashion, arts industries say goodbye to Franca Sozzani

Elizabeth Dangar farewelled

Advertising industry farewells bright star

Meet the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize finalists

Buy now: Agi & Sam International Woolmark Prize collection

British label launches in iconic Japanese department store Isetan

Inspirational talent farewelled

Fashion industry mourns Richard Nicoll

The source: Teatum Jones

International Woolmark Prize-winning label Teatum Jones visits the source of miracle fibre Merino wool

The British Fashion Industry x John Smedley

A collaboration between the manufacturer and young British designers brings new life to knitwear

Clean Cut

With his new suiting line, Australian designer Dion Lee applies his polished vision for womenswear to tailoring

Missoni celebrates wool

Discover the best Merino wool looks in the Italian brand’s new campaign

Jason Wu talks wool for summer

Fashion designer Jason Wu partners with Woolmark for SS17

Bidding farewell to a fashion icon

The fashion industry says goodbye to iconic French designer Sonia Rykiel

Emerging fashion’s best and brightest

Introducing the finalists of the International Woolmark Prize for 2016/17

American designers Rochambeau and Gabriela Hearst join International Woolmark Prize final

The menswear and womenswear label will compete for the top honours in the new year

The International Woolmark Prize goes east

At an event in Mumbai, the winners of the International Woolmark Prize’s India, Pakistan and the Middle East regional final are announced

Inside the Wardrobe of Isabella Blow

We go behind-the-scenes to explore the Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life exhibition

The International Woolmark Prize expands in Asia

Following the expansion of the Asian region, Indonesian finalist TOTON takes home the womenswear award, with MÜNN awarded for menswear

Comme Moi unveils wool capsule collection

Supermodel Lu Yan's label launches wool-rich collection China Rouge

Behind the scenes at the International Woolmark Prize in Sydney

Ex Infinitas and macgraw win the Australia and New Zealand regional final

International Woolmark Prize British Isles Winners Announced

COTTWEILER and Faustine Steinmetz take out the British Isles regional final of the International Woolmark Prize.

International Woolmark Prize begins in Europe

The 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize regional finals have begun with the announcement of the European winners

The winners: 2016 CFDA awards

The CFDA has announced the winners of its 2016 awards, crowning the country’s best in fashion

A fashionable life

Drawing on the personal collection of late fashion icon Isabella Blow, a new exhibition reveals the art of fashion

In Focus: Henry Talbot

A new exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of Australia’s best photographers and former Australian Wool Board collaborator

The winter wool fashion you need to have

Big savings and competitions on offer for shoppers during Wool Week Australia

Missoni, Art, Colour

At its standout exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, Missoni’s longstanding relationship with wool is revealed

Australian grown winter warmers

Jeanswest launches Australian Merino wool collection

 

Naomi Watts returns to Sportscraft

Australian actress gets cosy in Sportscraft’s new Luxe Wool Collection

A cool change in India

India and Pakistan’s leading designers presenting inspiring, wool-rich collections

The Art of Fashion

Some of the best pieces of 20th and 21st century fashion will be on display as part of an exhibition of the collection of late fashion patron Isabella Blow

Fashion on show

With fashion now a permanent fixture in museums, we highlight the best exhibitions of 2016

The Influencer: Declan Chan

Hong Kong-based influencer and creative director Declan Chan offers his take on the season’s trends

German Innovation

The Berlin Wool Lab Project has helped connect some of the most exciting up-and-coming design talent with the world’s top Merino wool spinners and weavers

Warming up with M. Patmos

M. Patmos offers respite from New York’s biting chill with her luxurious take on Merino wool knitwear

Shawl style

A series of spectacular runway shows demonstrate the versatility of the traditional Indian shawl

Teatum Jones takes International Woolmark Prize

The British label wowed a star-studded audience at a special runway show at New York Fashion Week.

Tommy Hilfiger’s menswear icons 

As part of New York Fashion Week, Tommy Hilfiger presented updated takes on menswear classics

Milanese men: Autumn/Winter 2016 runway report

At Milan Fashion Week, designers use wool in innovative ways, updating traditional shapes and garments for the 21st century customer

STRATEAS CARLUCCI takes Paris (again!)

Australian label STRATEAS CARLUCCI presents its autumn/winter 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week

Tracking trends: London collections men

As London Collections Men comes to a close, we highlight the best trends and looks presented in the British capital

Behind the scenes at the International Woolmark Prize

We take you backstage, front row and behind-the-scenes at the International Woolmark Prize menswear final

From the front row: London collections men

We track what’s trending on the runways at the biannual British men’s fashion week

Australian fashion on display

In 2016, the National Gallery of Victoria will present an exhibition showcasing 200 years of Australian fashion

Etxeberria enters The Hunger Games

Spanish designer and IWP alumnus Etxeberria creates standout costumes for the recent instalment of The Hunger Games

Fashion on Film

A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival founder Diane Pernet speaks with Merino about the art of the genre

The shape of things to come

How next generation knitting is changing garments as we know them

British Fashion Awards celebrate designer talent

In London, the British Fashion Awards honour the country’s greatest creative talent

Touchy feely gameplay: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Attention big kids everywhere: Nintendo’s tactile treasure trove is now on Wii U

Not just underwear

The softest leisurewear you’ll ever own

M.Patmos goes back to the source

Marcia Patmos travelled to the source of Australian Merino wool to launch her winning International Woolmark Prize collection in Australia

Enter the fourth dimension with Rahul Mishra

Past, present and future on show at Paris Fashion Week

Watch: Fashion history in the making

Behind the Prize wins at London Fashion Film Festival

The perfect five

Osman Yousefzada has created a range of trousers inspired by some of the world’s most iconic women

Men in lace? Suit yourself

Burberry taps into a softer side for SS16. Will you?

Is this the best thing on two wheels?

Paul Smith’s pedal-powered presentation at London Collections Men

Next big names in fashion

The emerging designers you need to see, now

International Woolmark Prize 2015/16: Global Wrap

Six events, 20 countries, 67 labels, 12 winners: see our regionals recap of the world-renowned award for fashion design

Woolmark Prize announces Dubai win

The judging of the India, Pakistan and Middle East region puts the focus on two exciting emerging talents

Eyes on the prize: snapshots from the USA

The International Woolmark Prize heads to New York City

USA Prize Announced In New York

Designers Siki Im and Tanya Taylor named USA finalists for the International Woolmark Prize 2016

Inside the prize: Asia region

We go behind the scenes at the International Woolmark Prize Shanghai

Asia finalists announced for International Woolmark Prize

Move over K-Pop. Two South Korean labels are putting wool fashion in the spotlight.

Australia Woolmark Prize in Pictures

Peek behind the curtains as the judging unfolds in Sydney

Australia reveals International Woolmark Prize finalists

Against a picture-perfect Sydney Harbour backdrop, P.Johnson and Bianca Spender take home the award

Behind the scenes at IWP Europe

See what really went on at the International Woolmark Prize regional judging

International Woolmark Prize announces winners for Europe

The second regional award in the 2015/16 global design competition sees Jonathan Christopher and Nanna Van Blaaderen go through to the final round

Agi & Sam and Teatum Jones win Brit Woolmark Prize

The announcement of the British Isles finalists kicks off this month’s regional awards round

Europe Judging Panel

India, Pakistan & Middle East Judging Panel

USA Judging Panel

Australia Judging Panel

British Isles Judging Panel

Asia Judging Panel

The nominees you need to know

Your crib notes to the International Woolmark Prize line-up for 2015/16

Knitwear for the next generation

Jenny Kee talks about A New Beginning
(and literally jumps for joy)

Savile Row: Inside Out

The rarified world of Bespoke tailoring is exposed during London Collections Men

International Woolmark Prize takes to the UAE

Fashion’s focus is shifting to the Middle East

Buyer’s insight: 10 Corso Como

Head of Buying Cyril Rahon on rising talent, radical fashion and retail in the Asia region

Designers on film

The Woolmark Company Screens Documentary Stateside

Fashion film: Behind the Prize

International Woolmark Prize documentary ushers in new guard

Jenny Kee presses refresh

See her comeback collection of novelty knits

Naomi Watts cosy in new campaign

The actress fronts Sportcraft's AW15 collection

Turkish retail giant Sarar challenges seasonal dressing

Introduces bloggers to the concept of Cool Wool

M.Patmos takes the award in Beijing

USA finalist wins 2015 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: Augustin Teboul

Europe finalist prepares for 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: Strateas Carlucci

Australia finalist prepares for 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: M.Patmos

USA finalist prepares for 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: Bird on a wire

India and Middle East finalist prepares for 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: VMajor

Asia finalist prepares for 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize

Christopher Esber for Cool Wool

Australian designer unveils Cool Wool capsule collection

Designers to watch: Public School [USA finalist prepares]

USA finalist prepares for 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize menswear final

Public School win award at London Collections: Men 

Winner of the 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize menswear final

New Light

British Vogue shows the elegance of Cool Wool

Vietnamese retailer Canifa launches wool line

And it's a sell-out in Hanoi`

Beach culture and beautiful knitwear

The local label taking Australian lifestyle to the world

Spun out: A street style icon at the SCG

Nick Wooster and M.J. Bale on side with wool

The not-so-basics you need, now

Australian brand Bassike talks fashion and wool with Nick Wooster

Man of the moment: Nick Wooster

The alpha male of American street style

French Vogue creates a wool sensation

Vogue Paris features Merino wool from five French labels

Paul Smith's modern take on manstyle

Vogue and GQ in China feature Paul Smith with sharp Merino tailoring

Video wrap: Vogue Fashion Night Out

Emmanuelle Alt, Saskia de Brauw and more turn out in Paris

3x1 creates Wool Denim collection

Designer Scott Morrison's genius new jeans

Rahul Mishra in Harvey Nichols

International Woolmark Prize-winning collection available in store

International Woolmark Prize: Asia finalists

SISE and VMAJOR win Asia regional event

International Woolmark Prize: Australia finalists announced

STRATEAS.CARLUCCI wins Australia regional event

International Woolmark Prize: USA finalists

PUBLIC SCHOOL and M.PATMOS win 2014/15 USA regional event

International Woolmark Prize: Europe finalists

Asger Juel Larsen and Augustin Teboul win 2014/15 Europe regional event

International Woolmark Prize: India and Middle East finalists

Bird on a Wire and The Emperor 1688 win 2014/15 India and Middle East regional event

Roland Mouret's colour therapy

The French designer launches Merino wool collection with Australian blogger Nicole Warne

Enduring Love: British Vogue crushes on wool

British Vogue's infatuation with Merino

Meet the nominees 2014/15

2014/15 International Woolmark Prize contenders prepare to test their mettle

Evolution of the International Woolmark Prize

Coveted award shifts a gear for 2014/15

Jac + Jack's new knitwear

Need it, now

Well suited: wool works for summer too

Retail giant launches exclusive Cool Wool fashion collection

Now this is what we call classically cool

Sir Paul Smith launches Cool Wool collections in Asia

Isabel Lucas stars in Life Through Wool

Country Road film celebrates Australian wool

Must-see design documentary: Dream Weavers

Documentary captures five labels, infinite artistic possibilities and one dream

L'Uomo Vogue dedicates issue to Australia

Celebrating a unique way of life, and wool

World wide wool shopping night

Australian wool and Italian fashion

Alexa Chung talks International Woolmark Prize

India gets cool with wool

The spotlight is again on the region as Raymond launches Cool Wool collection

Cool wool trio at London Fashion Week SS14

Wool available all year round for every woman’s wardrobe

2013/14 International Woolmark Prize winner: Rahul Mishra

Winner of the 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: Rahul Mishra

India finalist prepares for 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: Altuzarra

USA finalist prepares for 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: Sibling

Europe finalist prepares for 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: FfiXXed

Asia finalist prepares for 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize

Designers to watch: Christopher Esber

Australian finalist prepares for 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize

L'Uomo Vogue heads to Australia

Men's fashion magazine dedicates edition to Australia and Merino wool

Hemisphere

Clothes from a temperate island

British Vogue says keep your cool

Models Querelle Jansen and Louis Steyaert wear wool

International Woolmark Prize date announced

The final for 2013/14 is set for February in Milan

International Woolmark Prize launches menswear award

Here come the boys

What the fashion prize judges really think

Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham and Donatella Versace talk turkey

Schuman talks woolmark prize

The Sartorialist reflects on the 2012/13 International Woolmark Prize

Behind-the-scenes fashion doco: Reaching the Mark

Documentary captures eight designers, six countries, infinite artistic possibilities and one dream

Wool in fashion

Vogue Italia plays homage to Merino wool

Christian Wijnants launches at David Jones

IWP winner takes his award-winning knitwear Down Under

10 Corso Como celebrates wool

Showcasing talents at the International Woolmark Prize

Alexander the Great

Behind the Alexander Wang photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz

Vogue UK take wool back to nature

Photographer Yelena Yemchuk heads to the great outdoors

Fashion bible says wool is in fashion

The fibre of fashion

Hollywood to Haddon rig

Elizabeth Debicki stuns in Vogue Australia

Spotlight on: Belgian designer Christian Wijnants

Winner of the 2012/13 International Woolmark Prize