The womenswear collections for next summer presented in New York, London, Milan and Paris showcased 10 main trends, marking a return to a pared-down fashion, though one veined with a yearning for exuberance.
On Wednesday September 4, the sixth edition of the LVMH Prize for emerging fashion designers was awarded in Paris to South African designer Thebe Magugu, while the Karl Lagerfeld Prize went to Hed Mayner from Israel.
LVMH has created a special new prize for young designers named after Karl Lagerfeld, whose own career was ignited by winning an award. The LVMH Prize's Special Prize will now be known as the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.
Having named Doublet and Rokh as its winners in 2018, the luxury group has opened applications for the sixth edition of its competition dedicated to young designers. Candidates can apply until 4 February, 2019.
New names, including Afterhomework, Ottolinger, A.W.A.K.E, as well as promising emerging labels like Marine Serre, Victoria/Tomas, Anrealage and Koché, made for an electrifying opening to the Paris season on Tuesday.
There are few more fertile imaginations in European fashion today than Marine Serre. Her clothes are hybrid and experimental; don’t really follow mainstream trends and were shown with zest and novelty Tuesday in Paris.