LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers Semi-Finalists Announced

LVMH Prize Names Eight Semi-Finalists

Eight Designers Advance to Final Round

The semi-final round of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has concluded, with twenty emerging designers presenting their collections to a panel of experts and the public. From over 2,500 candidates, eight brands have been selected to advance to the final stage of the prestigious competition.

The finalists include Aubero by Julian Louie from the United States, Duran Lantink by Duran Lantink from the Netherlands, Hodakova by Ellen Hodakova Larsson from Sweden, Marie Adam-Leenaerdt by Marie Adam-Leenaerdt from Belgium, Niccolò Pasqualetti by Niccolò Pasqualetti from Italy, Paolo Carzana by Paolo Carzana from the United Kingdom, Pauline Dujancourt by Pauline Dujancourt from France, and Standing Ground by Michael Stewart from Ireland. These designers will present their collections to the Prize Jury at the final event on Tuesday, September 10th, at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

Delphine Arnault, chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior Couture, commented on the semi-final round, noting the diversity and craftsmanship displayed by the candidates. Arnault also welcomed Phoebe Philo and Pharrell Williams to the esteemed Jury, expressing gratitude for their participation.

The Jury, consisting of prominent figures in the fashion industry such as Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Marc Jacobs, among others, will select the winner of the LVMH Prize, the recipient of the Karl Lagerfeld Prize, and the inaugural winner of the Savoir-Faire Prize. This new distinction aims to recognize excellence in craftsmanship, technical innovation, and sustainable practices among the selected brands.

The LVMH Prize rewards the winner with a 400,000-euro endowment and a tailored mentorship by LVMH teams. Additionally, the recipients of the Karl Lagerfeld Prize and the Savoir-Faire Prize each receive a 200,000-euro allocation and a one-year mentorship by LVMH teams. Furthermore, three young fashion school graduates will be distinguished, with each recipient and their school receiving 10,000 euros and a one-year placement in the design studio of one of the LVMH Group’s Houses.

Over the years, LVMH has actively supported creativity and innovation in the fashion industry through various initiatives, including the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This commitment reflects the Group’s dedication to nurturing emerging talent and contributing to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem on a global scale.