The jury of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, which includes eight artistic directors from Houses of the LVMH group, named Masayuki Ino of Doublet as the recipient of the 2018 LVMH Prize.
Masayuki Ino will receive a 300,000-euro grant as well as a one-year mentoring program from the LVMH team.
Emma Stone and Jaden Smith, both well-known fashion enthusiasts, presented the two Prize trophies, which were designed by Jean-Michel Othoniel.
In addition, the jury awarded Rok Hwang of Rokh a Special Prize. Rok Hwang will receive a 150,000-euro grant and a one-year mentoring program.
“We were impressed by the contemporary resourcefulness that instills Masayuki Ino’s designs with an urban touch infused with fresh poetry,” said Delphine Arnault of Louis Vuitton. “We were seduced by Rok Hwang’s designs, by his feminine, sensuous and empowering creations and by his command of complex pattern-making.”
Additionally, LVMH distinguished three fashion school graduates, who will each be awarded 10,000 euro and join three Houses of the LVMH group respectively for one year. Archie M. Alled-Martinez from Central Saint Martins will join the House of Givenchy, Maya Chantout from the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne will join the House of Céline, and Scylia Chevaux from the Accademia Costume & Moda will join the House of Louis Vuitton.
The fifth edition of the LVMH Prize included more than 1,300 young talents from more than 90 countries, said Delphine Arnault.
The LVMH Prize will be renewed in 2019.