Ladies, gentlemen and everyone in-between, the LVMH Prize is back for the sixth year running. Dedicated to young fashion designers around the world, this prize is highly respected, gathering a panel of international experts and a crème de la crème jury to select a winner for the Young Fashion Designer Award.
On September 4th, the Louis Vuitton Foundation will host the final of the LVMH Prize 2019. Amongst the international committee of experts who were part of the selection process for the 8 finalists is Polimoda’s own Advisor for Strategy and Vision, Linda Loppa. The jury, which includes the likes of Maria Grazia Chiuri, J.W Anderson and Marc Jacobs, will elect the winner.
“So far, the way these designers approach fashion is very different and so for me, this is quite a good exercise that allows us all to think more broadly and less fashion.”
This year, over 1,700 applicants applied from more than 100 countries, a new record for LVMH Prize. The winner will receive 300,000€ and a one-year mentorship program provided by a dedicated LVMH team. The finalists are Anrealage by Kunihiko Morinaga, Bethany Williams by Bethany Williams, Bode by Emily Adams Bode, Hed Mayner by Hed Mayner, Kenneth Ize by Kenneth Izedonmwen, Phipps by Spencer Phipps, Stefan Cooke by Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt as well as Thebe Magugu by Thebe Magugu. Previous winners include Marta Marques & Paulo Almeida, Masayuki Ino, Simon Porte Jacquemus and Marine Serre.