2022 LVMH Prize for young fashion designers, 9th edition: LVMH announces the list of the 8 finalists



The semi-final of the LVMH Prize took place from 4th to 9th March 2022. Nineteen young designers selected among the 1,900 candidates presented their collections during the showroom and on our digital platform, lvmhprize.com.

The committee of Experts of the Prize and, for the second time, the general public, selected eight brands that will compete in the final.

The designers will present their collections to the Jury on the occasion of the final at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

The Jury of the LVMH Prize will choose among the finalists the winners of the LVMH Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

The eight finalists are:

ASHLYN by Ashlynn Park, South Korea, womenswear

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

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

WINNIE NEW YORK by Idris Balogun, United States, menswear

Delphine Arnault declares: “The semi-final, which took place both during a showroom and online, allowed us to discover the work of the shortlisted designers. I would like to applaud their talent and their enthusiasm, and to congratulate all of them. I especially enjoyed interacting with each one and I was won over by their inventiveness, their way of celebrating know-how and crafts, as well as their approach to environmental issues.

I would like to thank the Experts for their involvement, as well as the public who voted too, for the second year running: over 62,000 people were invited to select their favourite candidate.

This year, the designers who have reached the final of the LVMH Prize come from Canada, Ireland, Japan, Nigeria, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. All the Jury and I will be very pleased to meet them on the occasion of the final at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.”



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)


List of Experts

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

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

Suzy Menkes, Journalist

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 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 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.