LVMH announces the list of 8 finalists and the composition of the Jury of the 2020 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers



Twenty young fashion brands presented their collections to the committee of Experts on the occasion of the semi-final of the LVMH Prize, on 27th and 28th February in Paris. Eight of them were nominated for the final, which will take place on 5th June 2020 at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Jury of the LVMH Prize will select among those eight finalists the 2020 winner of the LVMH Prize as well as the winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.


The eight finalists are:

AHLUWALIA by Priya Ahluwalia (British designer based in London) Menswear presented in London

CASABLANCA by Charaf Tajer (French designer based in London) Menswear presented in Paris

CHOPOVA LOWENA by Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena (Bulgarian-American designer and British designer based in London) Womenswear presented in London

NICHOLAS DALEY by Nicholas Daley (British designer based in London) Menswear presented in London

PETER DO by Peter Do (American designer based in New York) Womenswear presented in Paris

SINDISO KHUMALO by Sindiso Khumalo (South African designer based in Cape Town) Womenswear presented in Milan

SUPRIYA LELE by Supriya Lele (British-Indian designer based in London) Womenswear presented in London

TOMO KOIZUMI by Tomotoka Koizumi (Japanese designer based in Tokyo) Womenswear presented in Tokyo


Delphine Arnault declares: “This year, once more, the semi-finalists impressed us with their creativity  and their commitment to creating clothes that are respectful of the environment. I would like to congratulate all of them! I would also like to thank the committee of Experts for their involvement in the semi-final and for the time they devoted to each designer, as well as the members of the jury who came to meet them. It was very difficult to decide between them! Five of the finalists design womenswear. The three other finalists appropriate the staples of menswear.  For the first time, we will be welcoming a Bulgarian designer at this stage of the competition. Furthermore, following the success of Thebe Magugu, the winner of the 2019 edition, we are pleased to welcome another South African designer among the finalists. The eight finalists all have in common to be very talented in their respective fields and to aspire to enhance know-how.  The Jury and I will be pleased to see them again for the final at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.  For this 7th edition, I am delighted to announce the arrival of Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella McCartney in the Jury of the LVMH Prize. They will be joining our prestigious panel which includes: Jonathan Anderson, Kris Van Assche, Nicolas Ghesquière, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Clare Waight Keller as well as Sidney Toledano, Jean-Paul Claverie and I. I wish to thank them for their involvement and their support to young creation. The Prize is an incredible opportunity for these young designers to be appraised by them and to enjoy their advice.”

This year, 24S and MatchesFashion will welcome the finalists of the LVMH Prize on their respective platform in order to help them gain international exposure.


Discover the 2020 LVMH Prize Jury:

Virgil Abloh, Artistic Director of Men’s collections at Louis Vuitton

Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of Loewe

Kris Van Assche, Artistic Director of Berluti

Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Dior Couture

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, CEO and Artistic Director of Fenty

Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Womens’ collections at Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs, Artistic Director of Marc Jacobs

Stella McCartney, Artistic Director of Stella McCartney

Clare Waight Keller, Artistic Director of Givenchy

Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton

Jean-Paul Claverie, Advisor to Bernard Arnault and Head of Corporate Philanthropy at LVMH

Sidney Toledano, CEO of LVMH Fashion Group