House of Sania Maskatiya has been nominated for the International Woolmark Prize [IWP] within India and Middle East Nominees for 2015/16, for a second consecutive year.

Sania Maskatiya’s designs are a success locally and coveted by all types of fashion-conscious consumers.

First held in 1953 as an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat, the last year award was won by Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. IWP continues to recognize outstanding design talent from across the world.

The collections will be judged by a panel of local and international experts soon to be announced. Other regional nominees for womenswear include AKAARO, India, Nachiket Barve, India Taller Marmo, UAE, Bleach, UAE, Misha Lakhani, Pakistan, Bashar Assaf, Lebanon  and Mira Hayek, Lebanon. Menswear nominees include Republic, Pakistan, Suket Dhir, India and Thamanyah, UAE.

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Indeed this year a sixth region has been added to the competition, The British Isles. 12 finalists will be selected in total across all regional, each receiving AUD$50,000 for their next collection as well as an invitation to participate in the international final.