2022 LVMH Prize for young fashion designers, 9th edition: LVMH announces the list of the 8 finalists.
The semi-final of the LVMH Prize took place from 4th to 9th March 2022. Nineteen young designers selected among the 1,900 candidates presented their collections during the showroom and on the digital platform, lvmhprize.com.
The committee of Experts of the Prize and, for the second time, the general public, selected eight brands that will compete in the final.
The designers will present their collections to the Jury on the occasion of the final at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
The Jury of the LVMH Prize will choose among the finalists the winners of the LVMH Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.
The LVMH Prize 8 finalists are:
ASHLYN by Ashlynn Park, South Korea, womenswear
ERL by Eli Russell Linnetz, United States, womenswear, menswear and genderless collections
KNWLS by Charlotte Knowles, United Kingdom & Alexandre Arsenault, Canada, womenswear
RYUNOSUKEOKAZAKI by Ryunosuke Okazaki, Japan, genderless collections
ROISIN PIERCE by Róisín Pierce, Ireland, womenswear
S.S. DALEY by Steven Stokey Daley, United Kingdom, menswear
TOKYO JAMES by Iniye Tokyo James, Nigeria, menswear
WINNIE NEW YORK by Idris Balogun, United States, menswear
Delphine Arnault declares: “The semi-final, which took place both during a showroom and online, allowed us to discover the work of the shortlisted designers. I would like to applaud their talent and their enthusiasm, and to congratulate all of them. I especially enjoyed interacting with each one and I was won over by their inventiveness, their way of celebrating know-how and crafts, as well as their approach to environmental issues.
I would like to thank the Experts for their involvement, as well as the public who voted too, for the second year running: over 62,000 people were invited to select their favourite candidate.
This year, the designers who have reached the final of the LVMH Prize come from Canada, Ireland, Japan, Nigeria, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. All the Jury and I will be very pleased to meet them on the occasion of the final at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.”
THE WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS
Nensi Dojaka (2021 winner)
KidSuper, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Rui (2021 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)
Ahluwalia, Casablanca, Chopova Lowena, Nicholas Daley, Peter Do, Sindiso Khumalo,
Supriya Lele, Tomo Koizumi (2020 finalists)
Thebe Magugu (2019 winner)
Hed Mayner (2019 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)
Doublet (2018 winner)
Rokh (2018 Special Prize)
Marine Serre (2017 winner)
Kozaburo Akasaka (2017 Special Prize)
Grace Wales Bonner (2016 winner)
Vejas (2016 Special Prize)
Marques’Almeida (2015 winner)
Jacquemus (2015 Special Prize)
Thomas Tait (2014 winner)
Hood by Air (2014 Special Prize)
Miuniku (2014 Special Prize)
LVMH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PROMOTING YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS
Over the 25 years since the foundation of LVMH, the Houses in the Group have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nourishing an exceptional heritage rooted in time- honored know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.”
In métiers as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, winemaking or watches, LVMH brands and designers stand apart in their quest for excellence, and their unique passion for innovation, invention and creativity.
Because both its roots and future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nourished creative talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This engagement inspires all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in every form. For that reason, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for contemporary art opened to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by Frank Gehry, adding to LVMH’s lasting sponsorship of the arts.
Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives, including:
- the ANDAM Fashion Awards (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode)
- the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
- Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London
- the investment fund for young designers created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
This same passion has led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative helps drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talent that is essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role that is perfectly in phase with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.