LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has been revealed.

A total of 23 global labels have been earmarked as potential winners of the prestigious prize, which is now in its third year. The creatives come from the USA, Canada, UK, Finland, China, Germany, France and Iran, among others.

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The designers are:

Aalto, by Tuomas Merikoski (Finnish, based in London)
Alex Mullins, by Alex Mullins (English, based in London)
Alyx, by Matthew Williams (American, based in New York)
Astrid Andersen by Astrid Andersen (Danish, based in Copenhagen)
Brandon Maxwell by Brandon Maxwell (American, based in New York)
Caitlin Price by Caitlin Price (English, based in London)
Cottweiler by Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty (English, based in London)
Facetasm by Hiromichi Ochiai (Japanese, based in Tokyo)
Feng Chen Wang by Fengchen Wang (Chinese, based in London)
Koché by Christelle Kocher (French, based in Paris)
Koike by Yuko Koike (Japanese, based in Tokyo)
Männistö by Julia Männistö (Finnish, based in Berlin)
Melitta Baumeister by Melitta Baumeister (German, based in New York)
Mikio Sakabe by Mikio Sakabe (Japanese, based in Tokyo)
Moto Guo by Moto Guo (Malay, based in Kuala Lumpur)
Ms Min by Min Liu (Chinese, based at Xiamen)
Soshi Otsuki by Soshi Otsuki (Japanese, based in Tokyo)
Vaqar by Shirin et Shiva Vaqar (Iranian, based in Tehran)
Vejas by Vejas Kruszewski (Canadian, based in Toronto)
Wales Bonner by Grace Wales Bonner (English, based in London)
Wanda Nylon by Johanna Senyk (French, based in Paris)
Xu Zhi by Xuzhi Chen (Chinese, based in London)
Y/Project by Glenn Martens (Belgian, based in Paris)

Eight finalists will be announced on March 2 and 3.

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