2022 LVMH Prize for young fashion designers, 9th edition : call for applications

LVMH

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The applications for the 9th edition of the LVMH Prize will open from Wednesday 8th December 2021.

Applications must be submitted on the Prize website: lvmhprize.com.

They will close on Sunday 30th January 2022.

The semi-final will take place on Wednesday 2nd March 2022.

It will be available for viewing on the Prize website and social networks from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th March 2022, and will be an opportunity for the Prize Experts and the public to discover and select the competing designers.

LVMH launched the Prize for Young Fashion Designers in 2013. This initiative, open to fashion throughout the world, embodies the commitment to patronage of the Group and its Houses in favour of young talent.

The LVMH Prize is open to designers under 40 who have produced at least two collections of womenswear or menswear, or two genderless collections and is dedicated to designers from all over the world.

It rewards two designers:

  • The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designersreceives a 300,000-euro endowment and enjoys a tailored mentorship. The LVMH teams mentor the winners in many fields, such as sustainable development, communication, copyright and corporate legal aspects, as well as marketing, production and the financial management of a brand.
  • The winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Prizereceives a 150,000-euro allocation and also enjoys a one-year mentorship by LVMH teams.

Furthermore, each year, in collaboration with fashion schools, the Prize distinguishes three young fashion school graduates. The three shortlisted graduates will be invited to join the design studios of Houses of the LVMH Group for one year. Applications are open from 8th December 2021 to 15th March 2022.

 

THE WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS

Nensi Dojaka (2021 winner)

KidSuper, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Rui (2021 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)

Ahluwalia, Casablanca, Chopova Lowena, Nicholas Daley, Peter Do, Sindiso Khumalo, Supriya Lele, Tomo Koizumi (2020 finalists)

Thebe Magugu (2019 winner)

Hed Mayner (2019 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)

Doublet (2018 winner)

Rokh (2018 Special Prize)

Marine Serre (2017 winner)

Kozaburo Akasaka (2017 Special Prize)

Grace Wales Bonner (2016 winner)

Vejas (2016 Special Prize)

Marques’Almeida (2015 winner)

Jacquemus (2015 Special Prize)

Thomas Tait (2014 winner)

Hood by Air (2014 Special Prize)

Miuniku (2014 Special Prize)

 

LVMH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PROMOTING YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS

Over the 25 years since the foundation of LVMH, the Houses in the Group have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nourishing an exceptional heritage rooted in time- honored know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.”

In métiers as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, winemaking or watches, LVMH brands and designers stand apart in their quest for excellence, and their unique passion for innovation, invention and creativity.

Because both its roots and future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nourished creative talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This engagement inspires all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in every form. For that reason, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for contemporary art opened to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building createdVuitton Foundation by Frank Gehry, adding to LVMH’s lasting sponsorship of the arts.

Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives, including:

  • the ANDAM Fashion Awards (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode)
  • the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London
  • the investment fund for young designers created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

This same passion has led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative helps drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talent that is essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role that is perfectly in phase with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.