LVMH Prize selects 8 finalists for the 2024 edition
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LVMH Prize selects 8 finalists for the 2024 edition

The finalists of the 11th LVMH Prize showcase eight emerging fashion talents from Europe and the United States.
April 29, 2024

The 11th edition of the LVMH Prize has unveiled its eight talented finalists for the 2024 edition, with a diverse range of emerging designers from Europe and the United States. Selected from over 2,500 applicants, these young visionaries are poised to make their mark on the fashion world.

Among the finalists, womenswear takes center stage. Julian Louie’s Aubero label from the U.S. joins European talents such as Duran Lantink from the Netherlands, Ellen Hodakova Larsson’s Hodakova from Sweden, Marie Adam-Leenaerdt from Belgium, Niccolò Pasqualetti from Italy, Paolo Carzana from the U.K., Pauline Dujancourt from France, and Michael Stewart’s Standing Ground from Ireland.

These designers will present their collections to a star-studded jury at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris on September 10. The jury includes luminaries from LVMH’s prestigious brands such as Pharrell Williams, Phoebe Philo, Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, Stella McCartney, Nigo and Silvia Venturini Fendi, as well as LVMH executives such as Delphine Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dior; Sidney Toledano, advisor to LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, and Jean-Paul Claverie, also advisor to Bernard Arnault and Director of Patronage at LVMH.

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The grand prize winner will receive 400,000 euros and mentorship from LVMH’s teams of experts. The runner-up of the Karl Lagerfeld Prize receives €200,000 and a year’s mentorship. New this year is the €200,000 Savoir-Faire Prize, which recognizes exceptional craftsmanship, innovative design and production, and a commitment to sustainability.

Delphine Arnault, the driving force behind the LVMH Prize, praised the finalists’ creative diversity, technical skill and commitment to sustainable practices. ”Once again this year, the semifinalists showed great expertise in terms of craftsmanship and a strong commitment to sustainability. The finalists’ designs range from entirely handmade collections to eveningwear, and included upcycled designs,” she said.

The LVMH Prize, a prestigious award in the fashion industry, invites talented designers from around the world to showcase their creativity and innovation. The competition is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who have created at least two collections in either womenswear, menswear or genderless ready-to-wear. The last edition of the award saw an unprecedented number of applicants, with more than 2,500 entries from 18 countries, including first-time participants from Mexico, Moldova and Togo.

The winner of last year’s LVMH Prize was Satoshi Kuwata, the designer behind the brand Setchu. Kuwata’s diverse experience ranges from working with a Savile Row tailor to collaborating with luxury sneaker brand Golden Goose, demonstrating his versatility and skill in the fashion world.

In addition to the grand prize, the LVMH Prize 2024 will also recognize three outstanding fashion school graduates. Each of these talented individuals will receive a grant of 10,000 euros and the opportunity to join the design studio of one of LVMH‘s prestigious fashion houses.

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