The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has revealed the young designers that have been selected to partake in the second edition of the worldwide fashion design competition.
Twenty six designers have been selected from the womenswear and menswear categories and include three designers who partook in last year’s edition who have been selected for the second time: Marques Almeida, Jacquemus and Craig Green.
- Agi and Sam, by Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, Menswear, London
- Andrea Jiapei Li, by Andrea Jiaipei Li, Womenswear, New York
- Anton Belinskiy, by Anton Belinskiy, Womenswear, Kiev
- Arthur Arbesser, by Arthur Arbesser, Womenswear, Milan
- Astrid Andersen, by Astrid Andersen, Menswear, London
- Baja East, by Scott Studenberg and John Targon, “ambisexual” fashion, New York
- Coperni Femme, by Sebastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, Womenswear, Paris
- Craig Green, by Craig Green, Menswear, London
- Devon Halfnight LeFlufy, by Devon Halfnight LeFlufy, Menswear, New York
- Faustine Steinmetz, by Faustine Steinmetz, Womenswear, London
- Huishan Zhang, by Huishan Zhang, Womenswear, London
- Jacquemus, by Simon Porte Jacquemus, Womenswear, Paris
- Jourden, by Anais Mak and Benny Woo, Womenswear, Paris and London
- Koché, by Christelle Kocher, Womenswear, Paris
- Marques Almeida, by Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, Womenswear, London
- Nabil Nayal by Nabil El-Nayal, Womenswear, London
- Nasir Mazhar by Nasir Mazhar, Menswear-Womenswear, London
- Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, by Virgil Abloh, Menswear – Womenswear, Paris
- Orley, by Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley, Menswear – Womenswear, New York
- Ryan Lo by Ryan Lo, Womenswear, London
- Ryan Roche by Ryan Roche, Womenswear, New York
- Sankuanz by Zhe Shangguan, Menswear, London
- Vetements, by Demna Gvasali, Womenswear, Paris
- WrittenAfterwards by Yoshikazu Yamagata, Unisex fashion, Tokyo
- Xiao Li by Xiao Li, Womenswear, London
- Ximon Lee by Ximon Lee, Menswear, New York.
The next step for selected designers will be a meeting with forty five international experts from the fashion world in Paris on March 4th and 5th. The extensive panel of experts will then select eight finalists who will go forward to the next stage where they will present their collections to the competition’s Jury at the end of May.
The Jury will select a particularly remarkable designer for their talent. The winner receives a grant of 300,000 euros, as well as a personalized mentorship from a dedicated LVMH team in developing their company for a period of twelve months. This support includes all crucial areas of expertise that are critical to successfully building a nascent fashion brand (including advisement on intellectual property, sourcing, production and distribution, image and advertising, marketing).
In addition, the LVMH Prize also recognizes three recent fashion school graduates, offering them an opportunity to join the design team at an LVMH brand for one year and awarding them a 10 000 euro grant.
The Jury is composed of nine artistic directors from LVMH Maisons: Jonathan Anderson (Loewe), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Raf Simons (Dior), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy); as well as: Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and director of LVMH sponsorship), Pierre-Yves Roussel (chairman and chief executive officer of the LVMH fashion division).
The Graduate’s Prize will continue to accept applications until May 3rd 2015.
“It is the responsibility of the LVMH Group, as the leader of our industry, to identify and support young designers, and I am delighted that we can do so once again with so many talented candidates.” Delphine Arnault
Last year’s winner Thomas Tait
Last year’s finalists…