With over 25 years of inspiring and innovating the fashion industry, LVMH, the Houses of the Group have maintained a passion for creative nuance, whilst augmenting their heritage. Spreading across fields as motley as fashion, jewellery, perfume, leather gods, winemaking and watches, LVMH brands are set apart by the vitality of their need for excellent and revolutionary vision. This ardour is reflected by the launching of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, an initiative that puts emphasis on finding and augmenting fresh talent, to aid in the continuation of the vibrant fashion ecosystem.
This year’s competition is as hotly contested as ever. The semi-finals took place on March 2nd and 3rd, with 22 impressive young designers – whittled down from 2400 – presenting their esteemed collections to a showroom in Paris, as well as on the digital platform lvmhprize.com. This year, the public, alongside the Committee of Experts of the Prize, selected nine fantastic finalists and their brands. The selected designers will present their final collections to the Jury at the final on 7th June at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
The winner of the prize will receive a 300,000 euro prize, as well as a mentorship by the LVMH teams. The nine finalists who are competing for the winnings are as follows: Aaron Esh by Aaron Esh, Bettter by Julie Pelipas, Burc Akyol by Burc Akyol , Diotima by Rachel Scott, Luar by Raul Lopez, Magliano by Luca Magliano, Paolina Russo by Paolina Russo, Quira by Veronica Leoni and Setchu by Satoshi Kuwata.