It’s a double win for Melbourne-based label Strateas.Carlucci, taking out both the menswear and womenswear categories of the International Woolmark Prize Australia Regional Final. By winning not just one, but two categories, design duo Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci will be the only locals to represent Australia at the international competition.
A $50,000 cash sponsorship was awarded to the winner of each category, so now the boys have a total of $100,000 to grow the label’s business and work toward its upcoming collection. “@strateascarlucci have done exceptionally well. They now have two collections to prepare for the final. A busy time ahead!” The Woolmark Company wrote to its Instagram.
If the creative pair go on to win the international prize against regional competitors from Europe, America, China and India, they will receive another $100,000 with the added bonus of having their designs stocked in prestigious fashion stores globally. Nothing like upper-class potential stockists, including Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue and David Jones, to motivate Strateas.Carlucci to bring its A-game.