The Impression Looks at the Top 8 Finalists for the 2015 LVMH Prize
By Kenneth Richard | The Impressionist
LVMH narrowed the field of 26 candidates to the eight finalists today for fashion’s most coveted up and coming designer award, the LVMH Prize. The finalists were chosen by a panel of editors, journalists, photographers, stylists, and department store execs who viewed all 26 candidates’ collections at a showroom presentation during Paris fashion week.
The eight designers (below) will present their visions on May 22 in Paris to the Prize Jury, composed of nine creative directors of the LVMH fashion houses: Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Raf Simons (Dior), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), J.W. Anderson (Loewe), as well as Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and head of corporate philanthropy for LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group). The winner will be named in June and takes home the 300,000 euro purse as well as a personalized mentorship from a dedicated LVMH team in developing their company for a period of twelve months. This support includes expertise including marketing, sourcing, production and distribution.
Previous winners of last year’s prize include Thomas Tait, the brand Miuniku and the collective Hood by Air. Our congratulations to the finalists listed below and The Impression is looking forward to covering their work for many years to come.