Dutch designer Jonathan Christopher is nominated for the 2015 Woolmark Prize. Jonathan Christopher (Hofwegen) Celestial Risher is a menswear designer who graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2009. With his graduation collection he was nominated for the Drempelprijs in 2009 as well as for the Talent of 2009. Hofwegen won the Public award during the Academy in 2009.
He followed his MA at ArtEZ. In 2012 he was selected by Marc Jacobs to be one of the five finalists for the young talent award Designer for Tomorrow. He was also awarded the Henri Winkelman Young Creative Entrepreneur of 2013.
He showed and had expositions in countries including Germany, Hong Kong and the USA. Next to his own brand he also freelances for brands including Karl Lagerfeld.