Audiane Cojean, winner of the 2015 LVMH Culture and Creation Young Talents Prize, presented her sustainable fashion creations at the Green Showroom in Berlin in July. Her participation in the event underlined her inventiveness and commitment.
LVMH has for the past ten years provided active support for equal opportunity initiatives in partnership with the municipalities of Montfermeil and Clichy-sous-Bois. Each year, the creative energy of the two Paris suburbs, whose populations encompass widely disparate social milieux, is celebrated in the Cultures & Creation fashion show. A vibrant melting pot of cultures, the show gives local non-professional designers a chance to create bespoke pieces around a given theme and show their work at an event that offers exceptional exposure. In 2015, the budding designers were challenged to combine ecology and technology.
The jury, composed of fashion industry professionals, awarded the 2015 LVMH Culture and Creation Young Talents Prize to Audiane Cojean. She has since received personal mentoring for her design work from LVMH, and had an opportunity to take part in the Green Showroom in Berlin. Held in conjunction with Berlin Fashion Week, Green Showroom promotes sustainable fashion. Audiane Cojean presented three pieces made from recycled materials, including a dress crafted entirely from aluminum beverage cans. Sourcing and processing of the materials were made possible thanks to support from Guerlain.
What’s more, Audiane Cojean will begin an apprenticeship at the workshops of Céline this fall, enabling her to develop her production and design skills alongside exceptional designers.