Sunday, September 26, 2021

LVMH Finalists

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2019 Finalists

On September 4th, 2019 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, the seventh winner of the prestigious LVMH Prize will be announced. The Prize originally launched in November 2013, was created to honor and support young fashion designers around the world.

The competition is open to designers from every country who have produced at least two collections and who are under 40. To help them advance their visionary work, LVMH gives the winner a grant of 300,000 Euros and a personalized technical and financial support from the Group for a 12-month period following the awarding of the Prize.

The eight finalists’ final collection are judged by a jury full of influential fashion icons including J.W Anderson, Kris Van Assche, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Marc Jacobs, Humberto Leon & Carol Lim, Clare Waight Keller, Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie, and Sidney Toledano

This year’s eight finalists is the most diverse group of designers due to the fact of one aspect that joins them all, sustainability. In addition, nearly half of the finalists offer gender-neutral collections and for the first time ever, an Israeli designer and two African designers made the final round of competition. The eight finalists include Kunihiko Morinaga, Bethany Williams, Emily Adams Bode, Hed Mayner, Kenneth Izedomnwen, Spencer Phipps, the duo Stefan Cooke & Jake Burt, and Thebe Magugu.

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