Four global finalists were revealed at the New York semi-final competition for the seventh International Woolmark Prize held. Three Americans and an Australian will join eight Asian and European designers.
At the first show on the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week Men's, designers Emma Hedlund and Saif Bakir took their contemporary streetwear to Paris' École Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique.
If fashion has any honey pot it is surely Hyères, which attracts a unique blend of hipster stars, clever insiders, and, this season, Supima, the quality American cotton grown in the deserts of the American South West.
For the first time, the international competition for young designers has allowed anybody to apply through its website. The Woolmark Company is also launching a new prize for students in a partnership with Adidas.