The new edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has confirmed its success, with, this year, over 1,700 applicants, a record!
After the closing of applications on February 4th, 20 designers were shortlisted for the semi final by the Prize selection committee, headed by Delphine Arnault.
Once more, fashion designers from all over the world were inspired to compete in the Prize. For the sixth edition, the selection includes 20 young designers from 15 countries : Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. They will all be present in the Paris showroom, at the LVMH headquarters, on March 1st and 2nd, to showcase their collections. This year, the collections were a balanced mix between womenswear, menswear and unisex collections. Sustainable and ethical fashion is also making a stand, with several designers integrating this approach into their brand identity. Furthermore, some of the semi-finalists are involved in the field of innovation, both in terms of the materials and the techniques they use. This is an accurate reflection of the current concerns of the fashion sector, which are also those of the LVMH Group.
With this Prize, LVMH confirms its ongoing commitment to supporting young fashion design and places the spotlight on tomorrow’s talent. Among the 20 fashion designers shortlisted for semi-final of the sixth edition of the LVMH Prize, 8 create womenswear, 7 menswear and 5 gender-neutral collections.
In order to select the 8 finalists, the shortlisted designers will now be invited to present their collections to the 63 international fashion experts during the showroom of the Prize held on March 1st and 2nd in Paris 22 avenue Montaigne – Paris 8th.
On the occasion of its sixth edition, the LVMH Prize is delighted to welcome Chiara Ferragni as Ambassador of the Prize semi-final.
The LVMH Prize will then be awarded by the Jury in June at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
Each year, The LVMH Prize rewards a young fashion designer, selected for his or her talent and outstanding creativity. In addition to a 300,000-euro grant, the LVMH group supports the winner during a one-year mentorship provided by a dedicated LVMH team, in numerous fields of expertise (copyright, sourcing, production and distribution, image and communication, marketing…).
Last but not least, the Prize for Young Fashion Graduates distinguishes three young graduates with a 10,000-euro grant and the opportunity to join one of the Houses of the group for one year. Applications remain open until May 15, 2019 on the lvmhprize.com website.
The 20 shortlisted designers are listed alphabetically here.
PARADIS of Emeric Tchatchoua (French designer based in Montréal). Male Collection.
ANREALAGE of Kunihiko Morinaga (Japanese designer, based in Tokyo). Female Collection.
BETHANY WILLIAMS of Bethany Williams (British designer based in London) Unisex.
BODE of Emily Adams Bode (American designer based in New York) Male Collection.
BORAMY VIGUIER of Boramy Viguier (French designer based in Paris) Male Collection.
DURAN LANTINK of Duran Lantink – (Dutch designer based in Amsterdam). Unisex.
EFTYCHIA of Eftychia Karamolegkou (Greek designer based in London). Female Collection.
GERMANIER of Kévin Germanier (Swiss designer based in Paris). Female Collection.
HED MAYNER of Hed Mayner (Israeli designer based in Tel Aviv) Unisex.
HU of Caroline Hu (Chinese designer based in New York). Female Collection.
KANGHYUK of Kanghyuk Choi and Sanglak Shon (Korean designers based in Séoul) Male Collection.
KENNETH IZE of Kenneth Izedonmwen (Nigerian designer based in Lagos) Unisex.
KIKO KOSTADINOV of Kiril Kostadinov (Bulgarian designer based in London). Male Collection.
LECAVALIER of Marie-Eve Lecavalier (Canadian designer based in Montréal). Female Collection.
PHIPPS of Spencer Phipps (American designer based in Paris) Unisex.
PARIA/FARZANEH of Paria Farzaneh (British designer based in London) Male Collection.
RICHARD MALONE of Richard Malone (Irish designer based in London) Female Collection.
STEFAN COOKE of Stefan Cooke & Jake Burt (British designers based in London). Male Collection.
SUSAN FANG of Susan Fang (Chinese designer based in London). Female Collection.
THEBE MAGUGU of Thebe Magugu (Sud-African designer based in Johannesburg). Female Collection.
PANEL OF EXPERTS OF THE 2019 PRIZE
Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris (Paris)
Rami Atallah, Cofounder and CEO of the fashion platform Ssense (Montreal)
Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion (London)
Sarah Andelman, Founder of Just an Idea (Paris)
Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US (New York)
Fabien Baron, Art director, Founder of Baron & Baron (New York)
Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for The Business of Fashion (London)
Derek Blasberg, Head of Fashion and Beauty partnerships for YouTube (New York)
Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak (Paris)
Frédéric Bodenes, Art Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (Paris)
Carmen Busquets, Investor in BoF, Farfetch, Net-à-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi (Caracas)
Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion of Parsons School of Design (New York)
Naomi Campbell, Top model and Philanthropist (New York)
Marie Chaix, Fashion editor at Double magazine (New York)
Anne-Sophie von Claer, Deputy Editorial director of Le Figaro (Paris)
Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China (Beijing)
Godfrey Deeny, International Editor in Chief of Fashion Network (Paris)
Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro (Paris)
Edward Enninful Obe, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue (London)
Linda Fargo, Senior Vice-President of Bergdorf Goodman (New York)
Chiara Ferragni, Digital entrepreneur and President and CEO of Tbs Crew (Milan)
Angelo Flaccavento, Fashion journalist (Ragusa)
Hans de Foer, Director of the Postgraduate Fashion Program at the Institut Français de la Mode (Paris)
Jo-Ann Furniss, Journalist and Creative Director (London)
Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies (Paris)
Stephen Gan, Editor-in-chief of V magazine and V man and creative director of Elle USA (New York)
Michel Gaubert, Sound Designer (Paris)
Julie Gilhart, Consultant (New York)
Ikram Goldman, Founder of ikram (Chicago)
Elizabeth Von Guttman, Cofounder of the magazine System and of Fashion Tech (Paris)
Jefferson Hack, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group (London)
Amanda Harlech, Creative consultant (London)
Ashley Heath, Editorial director at Pop and Arena Homme+ (London)
Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and Chief Executive of The Webster (Miami)
Adrian Joffe, Chief Executive Officer of Dover Street Market International (London)
Sylvia Jorif, Journalist at ELLE Magazine (Paris)
Karlie Kloss, Top Model and Philanthropist (New York)
Joerg Koch, Editor-in-chief of 032c (Berlin)
Suzanne Koller, Fashion director of M Le Monde magazine (Paris)
Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows (Tokyo)
Susie Lau, Founder of StyleBubble.com and journalist (London)
Linda Loppa, Adviser Strategy & Vision at Polimoda Paris Platform (Paris)
Pat McGrath, Makeup Artist (New York)
Kevin Ma, Founder and CEO of the Hypebeast (New York)
Sara Maino, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Italian Vogue and Head of Vogue Talents (Milan)
Suzy Menkes, Vogue International Editor (Paris and New York)
Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair France (Paris)
Sarah Mower, Contributing Editor of Vogue US (London)
Hidetoshi Nakata, Former International Football player and fashion icon (Tokyo)
Alexia Niedzielski, Cofounder of the magazine System and of Fashion Tech (London)
Ezra Petronio, Editor-in-chief of Self Service (Paris)
Fabio Piras, Course Director of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London)
Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup (Antwerp)
Loïc Prigent, Filmmaker (Paris)
Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi (Paris)
Carine Roitfeld, Editor-in-Chief of CR Fashion Book and Global Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar (Paris)
Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Stylist and Editor of Mastermind (Paris)
Anne-Florence Schmitt, Director of Madame Figaro (Paris)
Aimee Song, Influencer and founder of Song of Style (New York)
Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como (Milan)
Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine (New York)
Aizel Trudel, Founder of the fashion platform Aizel (Moscow)
Natalia Vodianova, Top Model and Philanthropist (Paris)