Announced: Antar-Agni and Bodice win the International Woolmark regional prize

Announced: Antar-Agni and Bodice win the International Woolmark regional prize

Middle East and India

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Regional fashion came to the fore as two Indian designers were awarded the region's top prize. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

The winners of the regional round of the '17/18 International Woolmark Prize were announced during an awards ceremony at the Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai. Indian-based labels, Antar-Agni and Bodice, who claimed the menswear and womenswear titles respectively as well as Dhs194,000 in prize money, will now create a capsule collection centering around Merino wool for their final showcase during the international final.

International Woolmark Prize Regional Antar-Agni

"The International Woolmark Prize is always a great experience; the judging gets tougher every year as the quality of work from designers nominated keeps getting better," said jury member and designer, Manish Malhotra. "Young designers are now expressing themselves through their work in a way like never before. While womenswear winner Bodice scored high on adaptability, commercial viability and creativity of the look, menswear winner Antar-Agni created something true to his belief. We are keen to see how these designs will be received in the global market."

International Woolmark Prize Regional Bodice

Congratulations to Antar-Agni and Bodice! Stay connected with Buro 24/7 Middle East as we bring you more updates on the International Woolmark Prize '17/18. In other regional fashion news, read about the exclusive showcase of 10 UAE designers at Fenwick of Bond Street in London.