Applications are now open for the IWP 2021. Deadline to apply is Friday, 19th June. The prizes include:
- AU$70,000 for each finalist to develop a merino wool collection for AW21;
- AU$200,000 for the winning designer;
- AU$100,000 for the winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation.
In addition to the bursaries, all finalists will be provided with a mentorship program.
To be eligible, you must have been producing commercially available apparel for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 8 years (at the time of submitting an application). You should have consistent experience in working with and promoting best practice across apparel supply chains, show a yearly growth in sales and demonstrate an innovative use of fabrics and textiles.
You can read the full criteria and how to apply here.