Edward Crutchley and Colovos win 2019 International Woolmark Prize
An excerpt from Fashion Network By Barbara Santamaria
British designer Edward Crutchley and US womenswear brand Colovos were announced as winners of this year’s International Woolmark Prize at the global final in London.
Colovos, from husband and wife duo Michael and Nicole Colovos, received the womenswear award, while UK-based designer Edward Crutchley took home the menswear as well as the innovation award.
Edward Crutchley chose 2 references amongst Dormeuil clothes from our previous AW collection.
The challenge was that Edward wanted fabrics that could be used as an alternate to leather.
Thus we proposed SPORTEX TRIUMPH, which is a wool base, with a wax coating. Using the base of Dormeuil's iconic Krono range, wax coating is applied. The wax adds water repellence to the fabric, it also impacts on the look and the handle of the fabric.
Edward also worked with SPORTEX LONDON reference, which is an authentic cavalry twill in wool with a wax coating applied. Again, the wax is quite subtle but modifies the handle and appearance of the quality along with adding water repellence properties.
The event was held at Lindley Hall during London Fashion Week, marking the competition’s third return to the English capital.
Discover Edward's lookbook with Dormeuil cloth (bomber jacket and boots).