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Dubai to Host International Woolmark Prize Regional Final

It’s what we’ve all been clenching our teeth for and what we skipped sleep just thinking about; only this time, it’s in the United Arab Emirates!

Woolmark is teaming up with Vida Hotels and Resorts to host nominees Republic, “Misha Lakhani and Sania Maskatiya of Pakistan, Akaaro, Suketdhir and Nachiket Barve of India, Thamanyah, Taller Marmo and Bleach of the UAE, and Bashar Assaf and Mira Hayek from Lebanon at a judging event and prize ceremony at the iconic Manzil Downtown Dubai on July 22.”

The event will be accentuating the magnificent increase of luxury shopping in Dubai and the inception of the new designers from the UAE and countries next door. Among them are: “Designer Osman Yousefzada, CEO of the Dubai Design & Fashion Council Nez Gebreel, Editor-in-Chief of Grazia Middle East Alison Tay, The Woolmark Company’s Melissa Grace, Editor of GQ India Che Kurrien and Bridget Cosgrave, Fashion and Buying Director of new retail partner Boutique 1.”

Lavishness retailer Boutique 1  is now joining the IWP partner network as an elegant womenswear. Containing and online shop and many stores around Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut and London.

According to the IWP:

The regional award will be judged by a panel of local and international experts including:

Nez Gebreel, CEO, Dubai Design & Fashion Council

Osman Yousefzada, Designer

Bridget Cosgrave, Fashion and Buying Director, Boutique 1

Louise Nichol, Editor-in- Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

Melissa Grace, GM Marketing and Communications, The Woolmark Company

Che Kurrien, Editor, GQ India

Alison Tay, Editor-in-Chief, Grazia Middle East

India, Pakistan & Middle East nominees for the 2015/16 International Woolmark Prize are:


Akaaro, India

Nachiket Barve, India

Sania Maskatiya, Pakistan

Taller Marmo, UAE

Bleach, UAE

Misha Lakhani, Pakistan

Bashar Assaf, Lebanon

Mira Hayek, Lebanon

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Republic, Pakistan

Suket Dhir, India

Thamanyah, UAE

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Such an exhilarating disclosure from different shops!