LVMH Prize Semifinalists Announced

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LVMH Prize Semifinalists Announced


23 semi-finalists have been announced for the LVMH Prize 2016, narrowed from nearly 1,00 entries from over 50 countries. The group of competitors in this third year of the coveted prize is noted as the most diverse selection of designers yet.

“In 2016, the LVMH Prize welcomes candidates from Japan, China, the United States, Canada, England, Finland, Germany and France, as well as Malaysia and Iran,” commented Delphine Arnault, who as director and vice-president of Louis Vuitton supervises the prize. “This is what defines the singularity of the LVMH Prize: it is the first fashion prize that is completely international and digital, and which can bring together in Paris individualities of such diverse, original stylistic expressions. Men’s fashions remain well represented and streetwear continues to make a statement without calling into question the high tradition of women’s ready-to-wear. As a leader in the industry, it is the LVMH Group’s responsibility to identify and help young designers grow.” The semi-finalists hail from around the world, including Finland, China, Japan, Denmark, Iran, Malaysia, the UK and the US.

The competition will be narrowed further to 8 finalists on March 2 and 3 in Paris, France, by a panel that includes Pat McGrath, Tim Blanks, Karlie Kloss, Juergen Teller, and Patrick Demarchelier. From there, one winner will be announced on June 16 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris,  selected by a jury that will include Karl Lagerfeld and LVMH designers. Along with a cash prize, the winner will receive guidance from a number of LVHM designers and executives.


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LVMH Prize Semifinalists Announced

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Written by Lillie Peterson

Lillie is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in Classics and a lifelong fascination for fashion and art. A freelance writer and artist, her hobbies include photography, design, drawing and blogging.

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