02 Dec Fashion Designers, LVMH Applications for LVMH Prize have opened!
Up and coming designers have until Feb. 2 to submit their applications online to be considered for the coveted LVMH Prize! Launched in November of 2013, the LVMH Prize was created in order to honor and support young fashion designers around the world. Every year, a young designer and three graduates from fashion schools can claim the prestigious prize.
The young Fashion Designers’ competition is open to designers from every country who have produced at least two collections and who are under 40. To help the winner develop their creative work, LVMH gives the winners a grant of 300,000 euros (roughly converted to about $332,000 American dollars) and personalized support from the Group for a 12-month period following the LVMH Prize award. This support covers all the areas of expertise that are critical to a young fashion brand, including, intellectual property, sourcing, production, distribution, image and advertising.
Courtesy Photo: Alicia Vikander, Thebe Magugu (2019 Winner) and Delphine Arnault at the 2019 LVMH Prize.
The LVHM Prize is lead by Delphine Arnault, second-in-command at Louis Vuitton and a head talent scout at the luxury group her family controls. Last year, the prize was awarded to Thebe Magugu, an up and coming fashion design talent from Johannesburg, South Africa. This year, LVHM is hoping for a record breaking application turnout in the hopes of finding their new breakout talent.
LVMH is home to 75 distinguished Houses, 25 legacy houses and five brands younger than fives years. True to tradition, each of their brands builds on a specialty legacy while keeping an unwavering focus on the exquisite caliber of its products. Their initiatives are rooted in six different sectors: Wine & Spirits, Fashion & Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry and Selective Retailing. Within the Fashion & Leather Goods sector, houses include: Berluti, Celine, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, FENTY, Givenchy, Kenzo, Loewe, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Moynat, Nicholas Kirkwood, Patou, Pink Shirtmaker, and RIMOWA.
Past panel judges for the LVMH Prize consists of the best in the industry, including Jonathan Anderson, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. The jury also includes impressive business experts including LVMH’s Delphine Arnault, Pierre-Yves Roussel and Jean Paul Claveries, in order to balance off and consider equal aesthetic appeal as well as marketability on an elite level.The names of the members of the jury and panel of experts who will select the finalists of the 2020 edition of the prize will be announced at the beginning of next year and will maintain its superior quality.
Circa 2013, LVMH launches the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers
Applications are now open at lvmhprize.com and takes great pride in its online access. “You can apply only through the internet,” says Delphine Arnault. “We think this is one of the strong points of the prize: anyone in the world who has a computer can send their file and have a chance to be selected.”
We here at Style Lush TV would like to wish all the global candidates immense luck this year, especially to our Texas industry talent! We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and welcome you to take a sneak peek at the 2018 winner below. Stay tuned for even more fashion news, right here on Style Lush TV as we are officially back from holiday and have optimized all our online platforms for 2020.