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TRADITION & EXPERTISE
LVMH and its Maisons are the heirs and custodians of a long tradition of artisanal and creative skills, some of which date back centuries. They scrupulously safeguard and develop this cultural heritage. Perpet- uating these professions and their traditions is vital for LVMH s long-term future, since only very highly skilled artisans can make our beautifully crafted products. And this unique legacy, this expertise, is also what we are known and respected for worldwide.
THE 2018 LVMH JOURNÉES PARTICULIÈRES
In 2018, LVMH s Journées Particulières enjoyed unpre- cedented success with a record 180,000 visitors. The fourth edition of this one-of-a-kind event was even bigger and more international than the previous ones, with 56 of the LVMH Group s Maisons opening 77 exceptional venues to the public 40 of them for the first time in 14 countries on five continents. For three days (from October 12 to 14), perfumers, watchmakers, jewelers, shoemakers, trunk- makers, wine experts, barrel-makers, makeup artists and more, welcomed visitors from all backgrounds to showcase their expertise and share the many facets of their work with them. It was an exceptional event, full of memorable moments that will stay with participants as they await the next edition
LVMH S INSTITUT DES MÉTIERS D EXCELLENCE IN FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND WELCOMES ITS FIFTH CLASS OF STUDENTS AND EXPANDS IN ITALY
In October 2018, LVMH s Institut des Métiers d Excellence (IME) welcomed its fifth class of students, hitting a major milestone with over 500 apprentices trained this year. In 2018, IME expanded significantly in France and Switzerland, increasing the number of training courses it offers and developing others in partnership with schools. At the end of November, IME in Italy celebrated its second class of apprentices with the announcement of three new partnerships for training courses in artisanal professions and sales women s footwear at Politecnico Calzaturiero in Capriccio di Vigonza, men s footwear at the Berluti Academy in Ferrara and sales training the Ca Foscari University of Venice.
THE FIFTH ANNUAL LVMH PRIZE FOR YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS
The LVMH Group always strives to support emerging talent, and in 2018 it awarded the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, which each year honors the work of a talented stylist, selected by a jury made up of the creative directors of the Group s Maisons. With 1,300 candidates from more than 90 different countries, the LVMH Prize saw record participation levels in 2018. The nine finalists presented their designs at a ceremony held at the Fondation Louis Vuitton on June 6. At the close of this exceptional day, the jury named Tokyo-based Japanese designer Masayuki Ino as the grand prize winner of the fifth annual LVMH Prize, for his fashion label, Doublet.
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IN 2018, LVMH GROUP STEPPED UP INITIATIVES FOR INNOVATION, THE ENVIRONMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP,
AND YOUNG TALENT.