The 8 nominees for the 2016 LVMH PRIZE FOR YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS.


BY KENNETH RICHARD

Having been around for just 3 years, the LVMH Prize has quickly become fashion’s most global and prestigious of competitions for nascent talent. The shortlist of 23 candidates who all applied online were whittled down to 8 candidates, including 2 Americans and one Canadian who is a mere 19 years old. All are in the running for a grant of 300,000 euros and a year’s worth of mentoring.

Here is your guide to the 2016’s finalists.

Brandon Maxwell, by Brandon Maxwell Womenswear

Brandon Maxwell

BRANDON MAXWELL
NATIONALITY | AMERICAN
DATE OF BIRTH | 18.09.1984
FIRST COLLECTION | 15.09.2014
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 2
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 5
STOCKISTS | 
BERGDORF GOODMAN, SAKS, THE LINE, FIVESTORY, JEFFREY NEW YORK, MODA OPERANDI
INSTAGRAM | @brandonmaxwell


 

Koché, by Christelle Kocher Womenswear & Menswear

Christelle KOCHER KOCHe

KOCHÉ
NATIONALITY | FRENCH
DATE OF BIRTH | 10.10.1978
FIRST COLLECTION | 01.10.2014
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 3
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 9
STOCKISTS | 
IKRAMMAXFIELDSELFRIDGESIT HONG KONGUNITED ARROWSMARIA LUISANORDSTROM
INSTAGRAM | @koche_official


 

Y/Project, by Glenn Martens  Womenswear & Menswear

Glenn Martens y-Project

Y/PROJECT
NATIONALITY | BELGIAN
DATE OF BIRTH | 29.04.1983
FIRST COLLECTION | 15.01.2014
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 9
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 6
STOCKISTS | 
OPENING CEREMONY, LUISA VIA ROMA, ANTONIOLI, VOO STORE, HENRY VIBSKOV, RARE MARKET, RESTIR
INSTAGRAM | @yproject_official


 

Wales Bonner, by Grace Wales Bonner  | Womenswear & Menswear

Grace Wales Bonner

WALES BONNER
NATIONALITY | BRITISH
DATE OF BIRTH | 20.10.1990
FIRST COLLECTION | 10.02.2015
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 3
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 2
STOCKISTS | 
MATCHES, LN-CC, SSENSE, JOYCE, OPENING CEREMONY, 10 CORSO COMO
INSTAGRAM | @walesbonner


 

Facetasm, by Hiromichi Ochiai Womenswear & Menswear

Hiromichi Ochiai FACETASM

FACETASM
NATIONALITY | JAPANESE
DATE OF BIRTH | 13.08.1977
FIRST COLLECTION | 13.08.2007
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 10
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 6
STOCKISTS | 
MODEST, SETAN SHINJUKU, STUDIOUS HARAJUKU, ROYAL FLASH JINGUMAE, THE CONTEMPORARY FIX KYOTO, KIKUNOBU SHIMAN, EMPTYSET, ISETAN, UNDEFEATED, HYPEBEAST STORE, DOVER STREET MARKET, SHINE, JOYCE, FAKEJAM, DIE QUELLE, RARE, KOON, BOONTHESHOP, ADDICTED, PLOT, HELDEN, CHAD, H.LORENZO, 03, SPACE MUE, NUBIAN, RESTIR, AROY
INSTAGRAM | @facetasmtokyo


 

Alyx, by Matthew Williams Womenswear

Matthew Williams ALYX

ALYX
NATIONALITY | 
AMERICAN
DATE OF BIRTH | 17.10.1985
FIRST COLLECTION | 15.07.2015
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 2
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 5
STOCKISTS | 
DOVER STREET MARKET, COLETTE, MACHINE A/SHOWSTUDIO, ANTONIOLI, ALCHEMIST, JOYCE, THE BROKEN ARM
INSTAGRAM | @alyxstudio


 

Aalto, by Tuomas Merikoski Womenswear

Tuomas Merikoski AALTO

AALTO
NATIONALITY | FINNISH
DATE OF BIRTH | 13.07.1979
FIRST COLLECTION | 15.01.2015
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 5
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 4
STOCKISTS | 
LE BON MARCHÉ, SELFRIDGES, OPENING CEREMONY, I.T., RON HERMAN, SSENSE, BOONTHESHOP, BEAKER
INSTAGRAM | @aaltointernational


 

Vejas, by Vejas Kraszewski Womenswear & Menswear

Vejas Kruszewski VEJAS

VEJAS
NATIONALITY | CANADIAN
DATE OF BIRTH |29.10.1996
FIRST COLLECTION | 15.02.2015
NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS | 2
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES | 1
STOCKISTS | 
OPENING CEREMONY, RADD LOUNGE, SISTER
INSTAGRAM | @vejask