Only in it’s third year, LVMH Prize has already become one of the most prestigious young designer awards. It provides a strong list of past winners like Thomas Tait and Marques Almeida. The final will take place June 16th at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
These are our favourites from 2016 LVMH Prize Finalists:
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Glenn Martens’ arrival as the creative director has revived the brand since 2013 with his subculture and era influences. This Parisian brand has, ever since, been creating collections that challenges gender boundary with its versatile designs.
An English-Jamaican designer based in London. Grace Wales Bonner’s exquisitely poetic designs have put her to the top of menswear newcomer list.
From Tokyo, Hiromichi Ochiai launched his brand Facetasm in 2007. “We aim to make clothes that moves people’s hearts” was his motto.
When genderless comes into play in 2016, Vejas was one of the pioneers. Vejas Kruszewski, 18 years-old, has just newly graduated from high school. He is a self-taught fashion designer who is here to conquer the fashion world with his complex cuts and futuristic designs.