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The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers will take place for the 6th year running. On the occasion of the 2019 edition, new experts will appraise and choose candidates from all over the world. Applications – which opened on December 17 – may be submitted online at www.lvmhprize.com until February 4.
1/ The semi-final of the Prize will take place on Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2, 2019.
The panel of experts will select eight finalists among the candidates. This year, the panel will consist of 62 internationally renowned fashion industry specialists, including 16 new additions:
Rami Atallah, founder of the fashion platform Ssense; Naomi Campbell, top Model and philanthropist; Marie Chaix, fashion director at Double Magazine; Edward Enninful Obe, editor-in-chief of British Vogue; Chiara Ferragni, digital entrepreneur and CEO of Tbs Crew; Angelo Flaccavento, fashion journalist; Ashley Heath, editorial director at Pop and Arena Homme+; Joerg Koch, editor-in-chief of 032c; Suzanne Koller, fashion director of M Le Monde magazine; Kevin Ma, founder and CEO of the Hypebeast; Ezra Petronio, editor-in-chief of Self Service; Loïc Prigent, filmmaker; Aimee Song, founder of Song of Style; Aizel Trudel, founder of the fashion platform Aizel; Elizabeth von Guttman and Alexia Niedzielski, founders of the magazine System and of Fashion Tech.
Those 16 fashion experts will join the 46 experts already involved in the past editions: fashion professionals, photographers, journalists, buyers and supermodels, including Karlie Kloss, Carine Roitfeld, Suzy Menkes, Sarah Andelman, Angelica Cheung, Peter Philips, and Carla Sozzani among others (list below).
2/ The final of the Prize will take place next June at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Delphine Arnault states: “This year, I am delighted to welcome 16 new members to our panel of experts. They will join the already prestigious list of fashion professionals who I wish to warmly thank for their support and their loyalty to young fashion designers.
These new experts embody the novel diversity towards which fashion and creation have veered over the last few years. I am certain these new experts involved in the fields of image, film, press but also at the helm of digital platforms or independent magazines, will be able to skillfully spot the talent of our future candidates.
Since it was launched in 2014 by LVMH, the Prize has truly nurtured young fashion designers from all over the world and it instantly met with tremendous success internationally. It has become a landmark in the fashion business and, from its inception, the Prize has seen over 6,500 applications and welcomed over 35 different nationalities and 130 designers to its semi-finals. Furthermore, over 5 years, the Prize has distinguished 11 winners among the most talented of their generation. It is the responsibility of the LVMH group, as the leader of its industry, to honor and support tomorrow’s talents and to help them assert themselves and grow. The finalists of the 2019 edition will present their designs to the members of an outstanding jury, whose composition I will be pleased to announce together with the short-list of the semi-finalists”.
Each year, the LVMH Prize rewards a young fashion designer, selected for his or her talent and outstanding creativity. In addition to a 300,000-euro grant, the LVMH group provides the winner with a one-year mentorship by a dedicated LVMH team, and offers support in many areas of expertise (copyright, sourcing, production and distribution, image and communication, marketing, etc.).
Furthermore, the LVMH Prize honors young fashion school graduates who have completed their fashion course. Each year, it distinguishes three young graduates by providing them with a 10,000-euro grant and the opportunity to join the creative team of one of the Houses of the group for one year.
PANEL OF EXPERTS OF THE 2019 PRIZE
Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris (Paris)
Rami Atallah, founder of the fashion platform Ssense (Montreal)
Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion (London)
Sarah Andelman, Founder of Just an Idea (Paris)
Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US (New York)
Fabien Baron, Art director, Founder of Baron & Baron (New York)
Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for The Business of Fashion (London)
Derek Blasberg, Head of Fashion and Beauty partnerships for YouTube (New York)
Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak (Paris)
Frédéric Bodenes, Art Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (Paris)
Carmen Busquets, Investor in BoF, Farfetch, Net-à-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi (Caracas)
Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion of Parsons School of Design (New York)
Naomi Campbell, Top Model and philanthropist (New York)
Marie Chaix, Fashion director at Double magazine (New York)
Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China (Beijing)
Godfrey Deeny, International Editor in Chief of Fashion Network (Paris)
Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro (Paris)
Edward Enninful Obe, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue (London)
Linda Fargo, Senior Vice-President of Bergdorf Goodman (New York)
Chiara Ferragni, Digital entrepreneur and CEO of Tbs Crew Srl (Milan)
Angelo Flaccavento, Fashion journalist (Ragusa)
Hans de Foer, Director of the Postgraduate Fashion Program at the Institut Français de la Mode (Paris)
Jo-Ann Furniss, Journalist and Creative Director (London)
Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies (Paris)
Stephen Gan, Founder of Fashion Media Group LLC (New York)
Michel Gaubert, Sound Designer (Paris)
Julie Gilhart, Consultant (New York)
Ikram Goldman, Founder of ikram (Chicago)
Elizabeth von Guttman, Cofounder of the magazine System and of Fashion Tech (Paris)
Jefferson Hack, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group (London)
Amanda Harlech, Creative consultant (London)
Ashley Heath, Editorial director at Pop and Arena Homme+ (London)
Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and Chief Executive of The Webster (Miami)
Joerg Koch, Editor-in-chief of 032c (Berlin)
Suzanne Koller, Fashion director of M Le Monde magazine (Paris)
Adrian Joffe, Chief Executive Officer of Dover Street Market International (London)
Sylvia Jorif, Journalist at ELLE Magazine (Paris)
Karlie Kloss, Top Model and philanthropist (New York)
Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows (Tokyo)
Susie Lau, Founder of StyleBubble.com and journalist (New York)
Linda Loppa, Adviser Strategy & Vision at Polimoda Paris Platform (Paris)
Pat McGrath, Makeup Artist (New York)
Kevin Ma, founder and CEO of the Hypebeast (New-York)
Sara Maino, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Italian Vogue and Head of Vogue Talents (Milan)
Suzy Menkes, Vogue International Editor (Paris and New York)
Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair France (Paris)
Sarah Mower, Contributing Editor of Vogue US (London)
Hidetoshi Nakata, Former International Football player and fashion icon (Tokyo)
Alexia Niedzielski, Cofounder of the magazine System and of Fashion Tech (London)
Ezra Petronio, editor-in-chief of Self Service (Paris)
Fabio Piras, Course Director of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London)
Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup (Antwerp)
Loïc Prigent, filmmaker (Paris)
Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi (Paris)
Carine Roitfeld, Editor-in-Chief of CR Fashion Book and Global Fashion Director of Harper’s
Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Stylist and Editor of Mastermind (Paris)
Anne-Florence Schmitt, Director of Madame Figaro (Paris)
Aimee Song, founder of Song of Style (New-York)
Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como (Milan)
Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine (New York)
Aizel Trudel, founder of the fashion platform Aizel (Moscow)
Natalia Vodianova, Top Model and philanthropist (Paris)