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In the run-up to the LVMH Prize final, set for this coming September 4th, 24S curated a selection from the eight finalist designers – Anrealage, Bethany Williams, Bode, Hed Mayner, Kenneth Ize, Phipps, Stefan Cooke & Thebe Magugu. 24S edited 51 pieces from their collections that will featured together and available exclusively on 24s.com.
Featuring over 200 brands, including both major luxury houses and emerging designers, 24S is the exclusive online retailer for Louis Vuitton, Dior and Celine. The meticulously curated selection of items available on the site is inspired by the discerning spirit of the iconic Le Bon Marché department store, including regular exclusive collaborations such as the capsule collection of pieces by the eight finalists of the 2019 LVMH Prize.
“We are absolutely thrilled to support emerging talents by giving them a unique showcase and global exposure. The pieces chosen for this 24S selection are truly representative of the unique aesthetic of each designer. The edit highlights each designer’s creative specialty,” says Maud Barrionuevo, Global Buying Director of 24S.
The selection includes the destructured patchwork of Kunihiko Morinaga for Anrealage on a bomber jacket. Bethany Williams, who worked with a shelter for women in Liverpool, proposes painted prints inspired by landscapes. Emily Bode’s pieces have a vintage inspiration, while Hed Mayner revisits the codes of traditional tailoring and Kenneth Ize proposes a fresh take on traditional weaving techniques. The selection from Stefan Cooke & Jake Burt includes several knits with diamond patterns. Thebe Magugu has created colorful pieces for women with a mix of materials, including tartan and floral prints. And Spencer Phipps designed an exclusive print for 24S, revisiting his logo specially for this collaboration.
24S Chief Executive Officer Eric Goguey adds: “Our focus on supporting talented young designers has been central to the vision of 24S since day one. Designers from vastly diverse backgrounds perfectly mirror our very global clientele.”
The selection is available on 24s.com, along with a special digital window featuring the young designers. The collection by the winner of the LVMH Prize will be added after the winner is announced on September 4, 2019.