The International Woolmark Prize for Menswear have recruited some of the biggest names in the business to be part of 2016's prestigious judging panel. It's a prize that gives up-and-coming fashion designers a chance to grow, nurture and support their businesses by competing for Dhs264,000.

Each designer including Munsoo Kwon, P. Johnson, Agi & Sam, Jonathan Christopher, Suketdhir and Siki Im will present their capsule collections to the panel in a runway show style. "Although menswear has always been a secure and traditional market for wool, the entrants in the International Woolmark Prize continue to surprise and inspire with their creative approach to wool in menswear, highlighting the fiber's adaptability and suitability for modern interpretation," said Stuart McCullough, Managing Director of The Woolmark Company.

Check out the the 2016 International Woolmark Prize judges with Buro 24/7 Middle East...

Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue and L'Uomo Vogue 
Haider Ackermann, Designer
Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Business of Fashion 
Suzy Menkes, International Editor, Vogue 
Nick Sullivan, Fashion Director, Esquire 
Masafumi Suzuki, Editor-in-Chief, GQ Japan
Linda Loppa, Director of Strategy and Vision, Polimoda
Raffaello Napoleone, Chief Executive, Pitti Uomo
Stuart McCullough, Managing Director, The Woolmark Company.
Simon Chilvers, MatchesFashion.com Style Director,
Deborah Foreman, David Jones's General Manager of Menswear 

The International Woolmark Prize for Menswear will be held on January 31, 2016 in Florence, Italy.