Based on this year's theme, play, the finalists were tasked with creating a six-look collection using Merino wool
The International Woolmark Prize will return to London on April 26
Alumni of the prize includes the late Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent and Gabriela Hearst
Meet the emerging designer Carine Roitfeld calls "a young Vivienne Westwood"
Irish designer Richard Malone takes out Woolmark's top prize, while newcomer Bode brings to life a little of Karl Lagerfeld's spirit
Designer Ruchika Sachdeva had to breathe into her creative fate, but the International Woolmark Prize winner now embraces the life force — and the rich textile traditions of her homeland — to inform her cerebral collections