Applications for the 9e edition of the LVMH Prize will open from wednesday 8e december 2021.
Applications must be submitted on the Prize website: lvmhprize.com.
They will close on Sunday 30e January 2022.
The semi-final will take place on Wednesday 2sd March 2022.
It will be available on the Prize website and on social networks from Thursday 3e at Sunday 6e March 2022, and will be the occasion for the Experts of the Prize and the public to discover and select the creators in competition.
LVMH launched the Young Fashion Designers Prize in 2013. This initiative, open to fashion all over the world, embodies the sponsorship commitment of the Group and its Houses in favor of young talents.
The LVMH Prize is open to designers under the age of 40 who have produced at least two men’s or women’s collections, or two gender-neutral collections, and is dedicated to designers from all over the world.
It rewards two creators:
The winner of the LVMH Young Fashion Designers Prize receives an endowment of 300,000 euros and benefits from personalized support. The LVMH teams support the winners in many areas, such as sustainable development, communication, copyright and corporate legal aspects, as well as the marketing, production and financial management of a brand. .
The winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Prize receives an endowment of 150,000 euros and also benefits from a one-year sponsorship by the LVMH teams.
In addition, each year, in collaboration with fashion schools, the Prize recognizes three young fashion school graduates. The three shortlisted graduates will be invited to join the design studios of the LVMH Group Houses for one year. Applications are open from 8e December 2021 to 15e March 2022.
THE WINNERS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS
Nensi Dojaka (winner 2021)
KidSuper, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Rui (Karl Lagerfeld Prize 2021)
Ahluwalia, Casablanca, Chopova Lowena, Nicholas Daley, Peter Do, Sindiso Khumalo, Supriya Lele, Tomo Koizumi (2020 finalists)
Thebe Magugu (2019 laureate)
Hed Mayner (Karl Lagerfeld Prize 2019)
Doublet (2018 winner)
Rokh (Special Prize 2018)
Marine Serre (2017 winner)
Kozaburo Akasaka (Special Prize 2017)
Grace Wales Bonner (2016 Laureate)
Vejas (Special Prize 2016)
Marques’Almeida (winner 2015)
Jacquemus (Special Prize 2015)
Thomas Tait (winner 2014)
Hood by Air (Special price 2014)
Miuniku (Special Prize 2014)
LVMH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PROMOTING YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS
In the 25 years that have passed since the creation of LVMH, the Group’s Houses have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nurturing an exceptional heritage anchored in centuries-old know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.
In professions as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumery, leather goods, oenology and watchmaking, the brands and designers of LVMH stand out for their quest for excellence and their unique passion for innovation, invention and creativity.
Because its roots and its future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nurtured creative talents. Creativity is one of the Group’s fundamental values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses, including cellar masters. This commitment encourages all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in all its forms. This is how the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art opened its doors to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by the Vuitton Foundation by Frank Gehry, thus complementing LVMH’s sustainable patronage in favor of the arts.
Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has supported the world of fashion for many years throughout the world through corporate sponsorship initiatives, including:
the ANDAM Fashion Awards (National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts)
Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London
the investment fund for young creators created by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
This same passion has led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative helps to energize and bring out new talents essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role perfectly in line with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.