New Zealand¬†fashion label Harman¬†GrubisŐĆa has won the Australasian Woolmark Prize for 2017. Nominated by NZFW’s Dame Pieter Stewart, they are the first local brand to win a category of the esteemed International Woolmark Prized. They¬†took out the award after presenting judges with one merino wool design and a six-piece womenswear capsule collection.¬†As well as receiving a $75,000 financial contribution towards their next collection,¬†Harman¬†GrubisŐĆa is invited to compete in the international finals, where the winner will receive prize money of¬†NZ$215,000.
The brainchild of New Zealand designers¬†Madeleine Harman and Jessica GrubiŇ°a,¬†Harman¬†GrubisŐĆa focuses on quality and longevity, aiming to create stylish womenswear that can be worn in numerous occasions. The designers will spend the next six months developing a second capsule collection that highlights both the diversity of merino wool and the uniqueness of their brand.
Check out Harman¬†GrubisŐĆa’s product online at¬†harmangrubisa.com