LVMH February 16, 2022 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers 2022, 9th edition: LVMH announces the list of 20 shortlisted candidates for the 2022 semi-final

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This year, once again, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers confirmed its success and its international scope: more than 1,900 candidates from all over the world applied for the new edition of this competition.

Following the applications, 20 young brands were selected for the semi-final. The creators come from 13 countries: Belgium, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and, for the first time, Sri Lanka, bringing together a large diversity of cultures and talents. We are also delighted to welcome back Palomo Spain, semi-finalist of the 2017 edition.

On March 4 and 5, the twenty semi-finalists will present their collections and their creative universe in a showroom in Paris. On this occasion, the International Experts of the Prize, specialists in the world of fashion, will vote for the eight finalists. This year again, the LVMH Prize will be held digitally on the dedicated website lvmhprize.com and will be aimed at the general public: from March 4 to 9, everyone will be able to discover the designers and vote for their favorite candidate.

Delphine Arnault declares:

“The twenty semi-finalists are driven by an optimistic and innovative vision. They all place eco-responsibility at the heart of their creative approach with the use of recycled materials, upcycling, etc. They are also very keen to integrate a more ethical production system approach, while some honor local and traditional know-how. The fluidity of feminine and masculine is another strong feature of this edition.

I am also very happy to welcome new inspiring personalities who will join our prestigious committee of experts this year: Camille Charrière, Eva Chen, Ben Cobb, Pierre A. M’Pelé, Mel Ottenberg, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Cindy Sherman and Eugenie Trochu. I would like to warmly thank all our Experts who contribute each year to making the LVMH Prize a benchmark for young designers. All this promises an exceptional 2022 edition.”

The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers receives an endowment of 300,000 euros and benefits from one-year support from a dedicated LVMH team.

The Karl Lagerfeld Prize also rewards a young creator with an endowment of 150,000 euros and allows him to benefit from a year of mentorship.

Finally, the Prize recognizes three students graduating from fashion schools in 2022. The students will each receive 10,000 euros and will join the design studio of one of the group’s houses for one year. They can apply on the lvmhprize.com website until March 15, 2022.

LIST OF BRANDS SELECTED FOR THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE 2022 PRIZE

AIREI by Drew Curry, USA, menswear

AMESH by Amesh Wijesekera, Sri Lanka, genderless collections

ASHLYN by Ashlynn Park, South Korea, women’s clothing

BLUE MARBLE by Anthony Alvarez, France, menswear

CHENPENG by Peng Chen, China, genreless collections

BRE by Eli Russell Linnetz, United States, women’s, men’s and genderless collections

GOOMHEO by Goom Heo, South Korea, men’s and genderless collections

KNOW by Charlotte Knowles, UK & Alexandre Arsenault, Canada, womenswear

MAXIMILIAN by Maximilian Davis, UK, womenswear and menswear

MERYL ROGGE by Meryll Rogge, Belgium, women’s and genderless collections

NICCOLO PASQUALETTI by Niccolò Pasqualetti, Italy, genderless collections

SPAIN by Alejandro Gòmez Palomo, Spain, genderless collections

PAULA CANOVAS DEL VAS by Paula Canova del Vas, Spain, womenswear

ROISIN-PIERCE by Róisín Pierce, Ireland, womenswear

RYUNOSUKEOKAZAKI by Ryunosuke Okazaki, Japan, genreless collections

SS DALEY by Steven Stokey Daley, UK, menswear

TOKYO JAMES by Iniye Tokyo James, Nigeria, menswear

WEINSANTO by Victor Brunstein Weinsanto, France, womenswear

WINNIE NEW YORK by Idris Balogun, USA, menswear

YUEQIQI by Yueqi Qi, China, genreless collections

WINNERS OF PREVIOUS EDITION

Nensi Dojaka (winner 2021)

KidSuper, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Rui (2021 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)

Ahluwalia, Casablanca, Chopova Lowena, Nicholas Daley, Peter Do, Sindiso Khumalo, Supriya Lele, Tomo Koizumi (2020 finalists)

Thébé Magugu (winner 2019)

Hed Mayner (2019 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)

Doublet (winner 2018)

Rokh (Special Prize 2018)

Marine Serre (2017 winner)

Kozaburo Akasaka (Special Prize 2017)

Grace Wales Bonner (2016 winner)

Vejas (Special Prize 2016)

Marques’Almeida (winner 2015)

Jacquemus (Special Prize 2015)

Thomas Tait (2014 winner)

Hood by Air (Special Prize 2014)

Miuniku (Special Prize 2014)

LIST OF EXPERTS

Emmanuelle AltStylist and fashion consultant

Imran AmedFounder and Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion

Sarah AndelmanFounder of Just an Idea

Rami AtallahCo-founder and CEO of the global platform SSENSE

Fabien Baronartistic director and founder of Baron & Baron

Tim Whiteseditor for The Business of Fashion

Derek BlasbergHead of Fashion and Beauty Partnerships for YouTube

Alexander of BetakFounder of Betak Office

Frederic BodeneArtistic Director of Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Carmen BusquetsInvestor in BoF, Farfetch, Net-à-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi

Burak CakmakFashion Dean of Parsons School of Design

Marie-ChaixStylist

Camille CharrièreBroadcaster, writer and creative director

Eva ChenDirector of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram

Anne-Sophie von Claerdeputy editorial director of Le Figaro

Ben CobbEditor-in-chief of ES magazine

Ronnie Cooke NewhouseArtistic director

Caroline Daurdigital entrepreneur

Godfrey DeenyFashion Network International Editor-in-Chief

Babeth DjianEditor-in-chief of Number

Jo Ellisoneditor of How to Spend It and associate editor of the Financial Times Weekend

Edward Enninful, OBEBritish Vogue Editor-in-Chief and European Editorial Director

Linda FargoSenior Vice President of Bergdorf Goodman

Angelo Flacaventofashion journalist

Jo-Ann FurnissJournalist and artistic director

Chantal GaemperleDirector of Human Resources and Synergies of the LVMH group

Michael Gaubertsound designer

Julie GilartPresident of the Tomorrow Project

Ikram GoldmanFounder of Ikram

Elizabeth Von GuttmanCo-founder of System magazine and Fashion in Tech-ADA

Jefferson hackCo-founder and editorial director of Dazed Group

Bella HadidModel

Amanda Harlechcreative consultant

Ashley Heatheditorial director of Pop and Arena Homme+

Laure Heriard DubreuilFounder and Creative Director of The Webster

Adrian JoffeCEO of Dover Street Market International

Sylvia JorifEditorial Director of Vogue France

Ibrahim Kamarastylist and editor-in-chief of Dazed magazine

Nathalie KinghamFashion Advisor

Karlie KlossModel and philanthropist

Suzanne KollerFashion Director of M Le Monde magazine

Hirofumi Kurino, United Arrows Creative Director

Susie LauStyleBubble Founder and Journalist

Linda LoppaStrategy and Vision Advisor at Polimoda Paris Platform

Pat McGrath, DBEMakeup artist

Kevin MaFounder and CEO of Hypebeast

Sara MainoVogue Italia Special Projects Manager

Suzy MenkesJournalist

Pierre A. M’PeleResponsible for the editorial content of GQ France

Sarah Grim ReaperUS Vogue editor-in-chief

Samira NasrEditor of Harper’s Bazaar US

Alexia NiedzielskiCo-founder of System magazine and Fashion in Tech-ADA

Mel OttenbergEditor-in-chief of Interview magazine

Ezra Petronioeditor and creative director of Self Service and photographer

Fabio Pirascourse director of MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Peter PhillipsCreative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup

Loic Prigentfilmmaker

Gaia Repossicreative director of Repossi

Carine RoitfeldFounder of CR Fashion Book

Lauren Santo DomingoCo-founder and Chief Brand Officer of Moda Operandi

Julia Sarr-Jamoisstylist and fashion director of British Vogue

Marie-Amelie SauveStylist, co-founder and creative director of Mastermind

Anne-Florence SchmittDirector of Madame Figaro

Cindy ShermanArtist

Aimee SongInfluencer and founder of Song of Style

Carla SozzaniFounder of 10 Corso Como and President of the Alaïa Foundation

Stefano TonchiJournalist, editor and curator

Eugenie TrochuResponsible for editorial content at Vogue France

Aizel TrudelFounder of the fashion platform Aizel

Natalia VodianovaModel and philanthropist

Aleksandra WoronieckaStylist and fashion consultant

Marguerite Zhangeditor-in-chief of Vogue China

LVMH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PROMOTING YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS

Over the 25 years since the creation of LVMH, the Group’s Maisons have all been driven by a passion for creativity and innovation while nurturing an exceptional heritage rooted in centuries-old know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it emanates from a preserved heritage.

In professions as diverse as fashion, jewellery, perfumery, leather goods, oenology or watchmaking, the brands and designers of LVMH are distinguished by 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 talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This commitment inspires all LVMH companies to actively support creativity in all its forms. This is why the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art opened its doors to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by Frank Gehry, as part of LVMH’s long-term artistic patronage.

Driven by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has been supporting the world of fashion around the world for many years through corporate philanthropic initiatives, including:

  • the ANDAM Fashion Awards (National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts)

  • the 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 led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative makes it possible to stimulate the dynamics and the emergence of 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.

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