2022 LVMH Prize for young fashion designers, 9th edition: LVMH announces the list of 20 candidates shortlisted for the 2022 semi-final



This year, once more, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has confirmed its success and international scope: more than 1,900 candidates from all over the world have applied to the new edition of this competition.

When the applications closed, 20 young brands were selected for the semi-final. The designers hail from 13 countries: Belgium, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and, for the first time, Sri Lanka, encompassing a great diversity of cultures and talents. We are also delighted to welcome back Palomo Spain, semi-finalist of the 2017 edition.

On 4th and 5th March, the twenty semi-finalists will present their collections and their creative world at a showroom in Paris. On this occasion, the international Experts of the Prize, specialists from the world of fashion, will vote for the eight finalists. This year once again, the LVMH Prize will be held digitally on the dedicated website lvmhprize.com and involve the general public: from March 4th to 9th, everyone will be able to discover the designers and vote for their favourite candidate.

Delphine Arnault declares:

“The twenty semi-finalists are driven by an optimistic and innovative vision. They all place eco-responsibility at the heart of their creative approach with the use of recycled materials, upcycling, etc. They are also very keen on integrating a more ethical production system, while some place the spotlight on local and traditional know-how. The fluidity of womenswear and menswear is another key feature of this edition.

I am also very pleased to welcome new and inspiring personalities who will be joining our prestigious Committee of Experts this year: Camille Charrière, Eva Chen, Ben Cobb, Pierre A. M’Pelé, Mel Ottenberg, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Cindy Sherman and Eugénie Trochu. I would like to warmly thank all of our Experts who contribute each year to making the LVMH Prize a benchmark for young designers. All this promises an exceptional 2022 edition.”

The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers receives a 300,000-euro endowment and enjoys a year-long mentoring by a dedicated LVMH team.

The Karl Lagerfeld Prize also rewards a young designer with a 150,000-euro allocation and allows him or her to benefit from a year of mentoring.

Finally, the Prize distinguishes three students graduating from fashion schools in 2022. The students will each receive 10,000 euros and join the design studio of one of the group’s houses for one year. They can apply on the lvmhprize.com website until 15th March 2022.



AIREI by Drew Curry, United States, menswear

AMESH by Amesh Wijesekera, Sri Lanka, genderless collections

ASHLYN by Ashlynn Park, South Korea, womenswear

BLUEMARBLE by Anthony Alvarez, France, menswear

CHENPENG by Peng Chen, China, genderless collections

ERL by Eli Russell Linnetz, United States, womenswear, menswear and genderless collections

GOOMHEO by Goom Heo, South Korea, menswear and genderless collections

KNWLS by Charlotte Knowles, United Kingdom & Alexandre Arsenault, Canada, womenswear

MAXIMILIAN by Maximilian Davis, United Kingdom, womenswear and menswear

MERYLL ROGGE by Meryll Rogge, Belgium, womenswear and genderless collections

NICCOLO PASQUALETTI by Niccolò Pasqualetti, Italy, genderless collections

PALOMO SPAIN by Alejandro Gòmez Palomo, Spain, genderless collections

PAULA CANOVAS DEL VAS by Paula Canova del Vas, Spain, womenswear

ROISIN PIERCE by Róisín Pierce, Ireland, womenswear

RYUNOSUKEOKAZAKI by Ryunosuke Okazaki, Japan, genderless collections

S.S. DALEY by Steven Stokey Daley, United Kingdom, menswear

TOKYO JAMES by Iniye Tokyo James, Nigeria, menswear

WEINSANTO by Victor Brunstein Weinsanto, France, womenswear

WINNIE NEW YORK by Idris Balogun, United States, menswear

YUEQI QI by Yueqi Qi, China, genderless collections


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)



Emmanuelle Alt, Stylist and fashion consultant

Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion

Sarah Andelman, Founder of Just an Idea

Rami Atallah, Cofounder and CEO of the global platform SSENSE

Fabien Baron, Art director and founder of Baron & Baron

Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for The Business of Fashion

Derek Blasberg, Head of Fashion and Beauty partnerships for YouTube

Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak

Frédéric Bodenes, Art Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Carmen Busquets, Investor in BoF, Farfetch, Net-à-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi

Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion of Parsons School of Design

Marie Chaix, Stylist

Camille Charrière, Broadcaster, writer and creative director

Eva Chen, Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram

Anne-Sophie von Claer, Deputy Editorial Director of Le Figaro

Ben Cobb, Editor of ES Magazine

Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Artistic director

Caroline Daur, Digital entrepreneur

Godfrey Deeny, International Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Network

Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro

Jo Ellison, Editor of How to Spend It and Deputy Editor of Financial Times Weekend

Edward Enninful, OBE, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and European Editorial Director

Linda Fargo, Senior Vice-President of Bergdorf Goodman

Angelo Flaccavento, Fashion journalist

Jo-Ann Furniss, Journalist and creative director

Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies

Michel Gaubert, Sound Designer

Julie Gilhart, President of Tomorrow Project

Ikram Goldman, Founder of ikram

Elizabeth Von Guttman, Cofounder of the magazine System and of Fashion in Tech-ADA

Jefferson Hack, Cofounder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group

Bella Hadid, Model

Amanda Harlech, Creative consultant

Ashley Heath, Editorial Director of Pop and Arena Homme+

Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and creative director of The Webster

Adrian Joffe, Chief Executive Officer of Dover Street Market International

Sylvia Jorif, Editorial Director of Vogue France

Ibrahim Kamara, Stylist and Editor-in-Chief of Dazed magazine

Natalie Kingham, Fashion consultant

Karlie Kloss, Model and philanthropist

Suzanne Koller, Fashion Director of M Le Monde magazine

Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows

Susie Lau, Founder of StyleBubble and journalist

Linda Loppa, Adviser Strategy and Vision at Polimoda Paris Platform

Pat McGrath, DBE, Makeup artist

Kevin Ma, Founder and CEO of Hypebeast

Sara Maino, Head of Special Projects Vogue Italia

Suzy Menkes, Journalist

Pierre A. M’Pelé, Head of Editorial Content of GQ France

Sarah Mower, Contributing Editor of Vogue US

Samira Nasr, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US

Alexia Niedzielski, Cofounder of System magazine and of Fashion in Tech-ADA

Mel Ottenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Interview Magazine

Ezra Petronio, Editor and Creative Director of Self Service and photographer

Fabio Piras, Course Director of MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup

Loïc Prigent, Filmmaker

Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi

Carine Roitfeld, Founder of CR Fashion Book

Lauren Santo Domingo, Cofounder and Chief Brand Officer of Moda Operandi

Julia Sarr-Jamois, Stylist and Fashion Director of British Vogue

Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Stylist, cofounder and Creative Director of Mastermind

Anne-Florence Schmitt, Director of Madame Figaro

Léa Seydoux, Actress

Cindy Sherman, Artist

Aimee Song, Influencer and founder of Song of Style

Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como and President of the Alaïa Foundation

Stefano Tonchi, Journalist, editor and curator

Eugénie Trochu, Head of Editorial Content of Vogue France

Aizel Trudel, Founder of the Fashion Platform Aizel

Natalia Vodianova, Model and philanthropist

Aleksandra Woroniecka, Stylist and fashion consultant

Margaret Zhang, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China



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 al-ways 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 created 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.