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LVMH announces the semi-finalists of the LVMH Prize

LVMH announces the list of the 22 candidates shortlisted for the semi-final of the 2023 LVMH Prize LVMH


For its tenth anniversary, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has confirmed its success and international scope: over 2,400 candidates applied for the 2023 edition, a record number of entries from all over the world. When the applications closed, 22 young brands were selected for the semi-final. The designers hail from 15 countries, including, for the first time, from Brazil and Jamaica, celebrating a great diversity of cultures and talents. The 22 semi-finalists will present their collections and their creative world on the occasion of a showroom in Paris on March 2nd and 3rd, 2023. This year, the LVMH Prize will once again be held digitally on the dedicated website and will involve the general public: from March 1st to 5th, the public will be able to discover the designers and vote for their favorite candidate. This vote will be added to the experts’ vote. During this semi-final – which takes the form of a digital showroom and a physical presentation – the International Committee of Experts of the LVMH Prize, composed of specialists from the world of fashion (listed below) and the public, will vote to select the eight finalists. Delphine Arnault declares: “I am very pleased to welcome these talented young designers and I am extremely grateful to the candidates from all over the world who took part in this edition. The 22 semi-finalists are all driven by a very innovative vision and also show great creative maturity. Many of them place the culture and craftsmanship of their native country at the heart of their design approach. Eco-responsibility is also a major stake for them as they use innovative or recycled materials, and embracea more local and ethical production system. The fluidity between menswear and womenswear is anot her key feature this year, since no fewer than nine designers create genderless collections. Values of inclusivity and diversity showcased in the selection also echo the turn taken by the fashion and luxury industries. I would like to warmly thank all of our Experts who contribute each year to making the LVMH Prize a benchmark for young designers. The 2023 edition promises to be exceptional.” The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers receives a 300,000-euro endowment and enjoys a year-long mentorship by a dedicated LVMH team. The Karl Lagerfeld Prize also rewards a young designer with a 150,000-euro allocation and allows him or her to benefit from a year of mentoring. Finally, the Prize distinguishes three students graduating from fashion schools in 2022. The students will each receive 10,000 euros and join the design studio of one of the group’s houses for one year. They can apply on the website until 19th March, 2023. LIST OF THE BRANDS SELECTED FOR THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE LVMH PRIZE AARON ESH by Aaron Esh, United Kingdom, menswear ANNE ISABELLA by Anne Isabella, France, womenswear BETTTER by Julie Pelipas, Ukraine, womenswear BLOKE by Faith Oluwajimi, Nigeria, genderless collections BURC AKYOL by Burc Akyol, France, womenswear, menswear and genderless collections CHARLIE CONSTANTINOU by Charlie Constantinou, United Kingdom, menswear and genderless collections DIOTIMA by Rachel Scott, Jamaica, womenswear JOAO MARASCHIN by Joao Maraschin, Brazil, womenswear and menswear JOHANNA PARV by Johanna Parv, Estonia, womenswear JUNTAE KIM by Juntae Kim, South Korea, genderless collections KARU RESEARCH by Kartik Kumra, India, menswear KUSIKOHC by Giseok Cho, South Korea, genderless collections LOUIS SHENGTAO CHEN by Louis Shengtao Chen, China, womenswear LUAR by Raul Lopez, United States, womenswear, menswear and genderless collections MAGLIANO by Luca Magliano, Italy, menswear MARRKNULL by Wei Wang and Tian Shi, China, genderless collections NAMESAKE by Michael, Richard and Steve Hsieh, Taiwan, menswear and genderless collections PAOLINA RUSSO by Paolina Russo, Canada, and Lucile Guilmard, France, womenswear QUIRA by Veronica Leoni, Italy, womenswear SETCHU by Satoshi Kuwata, Japan, genderless collections STINARAND by Stina Randestad, Sweden, genderless collections WATARU TOMINAGA by Wataru Tominaga, Japan, genderless collectionse THE WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS S.S. Daley (2022 winner) ERL, Winnie NY (2022 Karl Lagerfeld Prize) Nensi Dojaka (2021 winner) KidSuper, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Rui (2021 Karl Lagerfeld Prize) Ahluwalia, Casablanca, Chopova Lowena, Nicholas Daley, Peter Do, Sindiso Khumalo, Supriya Lele, Tomo Koizumi (2020 finalists) Thebe Magugu (2019 winner) Hed Mayner (2019 Karl Lagerfeld Prize) Doublet (2018 winner) Rokh (2018 Special Prize) Marine Serre (2017 winner) Kozaburo Akasaka (2017 Special Prize) Grace Wales Bonner (2016 winner) Vejas (2016 Special Prize) Marques’Almeida (2015 winner) Jacquemus (2015 Special Prize) Thomas Tait (2014 winner) Hood by Air (2014 Special Prize) Miuniku (2014 Special Prize) THE NEW EXPERTS Piergiorgio Del Moro, Tiffany Godoy, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Lina Kutsovskaya, Harry Lambert, and Law Roach. LIST OF EXPERTS Emmanuelle Alt, Stylist and fashion consultant Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion Sarah Andelman, Founder of Just an Idea Rami Atallah, Cofounder and CEO of the global platform SSENSE Fabien Baron, Art director and founder of Baron & Baron Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for The Business of Fashion Derek Blasberg, Executive director, Gagosian Quaterly Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak Frédéric Bodenes, Art Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche Carmen Busquets, Investor in BoF, Farfetch, Net-à-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi Burak Cakmak, CEO, Fashion Commission of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture Marie Chaix, Stylist Camille Charrière, Broadcaster, writer and creative director Eva Chen, Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, author Anne-Sophie von Claer, Deputy Editorial Director of Le Figaro Ben Cobb, Editor in Chief of ES Magazine Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Artistic director Caroline Daur, Digital entrepreneur Godfrey Deeny, International Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Network Piergiorgio Del Moro, Casting director Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro Jo Ellison, Editor of HTSI and Deputy Editor of Financial Times Weekend Edward Enninful, OBE, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and European Editorial Director Linda Fargo, Senior Vice-President of Bergdorf Goodman Angelo Flaccavento, Fashion journalist Jo-Ann Furniss, Journalist and creative director Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies Michel Gaubert, Sound Designer Julie Gilhart, Consultant and President of Tomorrow Project Tiffany Godoy, Head of Editorial Content of Vogue Japan Ikram Goldman, Founder of ikram Elizabeth Von Guttman, Cofounder of System magazine and Altava Group Jefferson Hack, Cofounder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group Bella Hadid, Model Amanda Harlech, Creative consultant Ashley Heath, Editorial Director of Pop and Arena Homme+ Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and creative director of The Webster Adrian Joffe, CEO of Dover Street Market International Sylvia Jorif, Editorial Director of Vogue France Ibrahim Kamara, Editor-in-Chief of Dazed magazine and Art and Image Director at Off White Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Consultant and Global Contributing Fashion Editor-at-Large, Vogue Natalie Kingham, Fashion consultant Karlie Kloss, Model and philanthropist Suzanne Koller, Stylist and consultant Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows Lina Kutsovskaya, Founder & Creative Director of Be Good Studios Harry Lambert, Stylist Susie Lau, Founder of StyleBubble and journalist Linda Loppa, Consultant, Advisor Strategy and Vision at Polimoda Pat McGrath, DBE, Makeup artist Kevin Ma, Founder and CEO of Hypebeast Sara Maino, Educational and Scouting Advisor of Vogue Italia Pierre A. M’Pelé, Head of Editorial Content of GQ France Suzy Menkes, Journalist Sarah Mower, Fashion Critic Vogue US Samira Nasr, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US Alexia Niedzielski, Cofounder of System magazine and Altava Group Mel Ottenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Interview Magazine Ezra Petronio, Editor and Creative Director of Self Service and photographer Fabio Piras, Course Director of MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup Loïc Prigent, Filmmaker Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi Law Roach, Stylist Carine Roitfeld, Founder of CR Fashion Book Lauren Santo Domingo, Cofounder and Chief Brand Officer of Moda Operandi Julia Sarr-Jamois, Stylist and Fashion Director of British Vogue Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Stylist, cofounder and Creative Director of Mastermind Anne-Florence Schmitt, Editorial Director of Madame Figaro Léa Seydoux, Actress Cindy Sherman, Artist Aimee Song, Influencer and founder of Song of Style Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como and President of the Alaïa Foundation Stefano Tonchi, Editorial Director of Palmer Eugénie Trochu, Head of Editorial Content of Vogue France Aizel Trudel, Founder of the Fashion Platform Aizel Natalia Vodianova, Model and philanthropist Aleksandra Woroniecka, Stylist and fashion consultant Margaret Zhang, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China LVMH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PROMOTING YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS Over the 25 years since the foundation of LVMH, the Houses in the Group have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nourishing an exceptional heritage rooted in time-honored know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.” In métiers as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, winemaking or watches, LVMH brands and designers stand apart in their quest for excellence, and their unique passion for innovation, invention and creativity. Because both its roots and future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nourished creative talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This engagement inspires all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in every form. For that reason, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for contemporary art opened to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by Frank Gehry, adding to LVMH’s lasting sponsorship of the arts. Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives, including:

  • the ANDAM Fashion Awards (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode)

  • the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival

  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London

  • the investment fund for young designers created by the French 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 drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talent that is essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role that is perfectly in phase with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.

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