The LVMH Prize 2022 names eight finalists
The LVMH Prize, the competition for emerging fashion designers launched in 2014, announced on Thursday its eight finalists.
Following the semi-final of the LVMH Prize, which took place earlier this month and saw 19 young designers present to the committee of experts of the prize and, for the second time, to the general public, selected eight brands that will compete in the final. 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.
The eight finalists are made up of womenswear brand Ashlyn by Ashlynn Park; womenswear, menswear and genderless collections from Erl by Eli Russell Linnetz; womenswears brand Knwls by Charlotte Knowles and Canada’s Alexandre Arsenault; womenswear brand Róisín Pierce by Róisín Pierce; genderless collections from Ryunosukeokazaki by Ryunosuke Okazaki; and finally menswear collections from S.S. Daley by Steven Stokey Daley, Tokyo James by Iniye Tokyo James, and Winnie New York by Idris Balogun.
“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,” said Delphine Arnault.
“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.”
The designers will present their collections to the jury on the occasion of the final at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
The emerging designer competition set up by the French luxury giant in 2013 first issued a call for applications for its ninth edition, back in December. Nineteen young designers were then selected among 1,900 candidates who presented their collections during the showroom and on its digital platform.
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