Like each year, the LVMH Award has confirmed its success and international scope: this new edition of the Award attracted more than 1,900 candidates from all over the world. For the eighth year, since 2013, LVMH is supporting young designers around the world through an amazing sponsorship.
Among the many applications, twenty young brands and their designers were selected for the semi-final. These semi-finalists come from China, France, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, and, for the first time, Albania and Colombia, expressing a great diversity of cultures and talents.
This year, exceptionally, due to the imperatives of the pandemic, the LVMH Prize has set up a digital platform: from today to April 11, each and everyone will be able to vote for their favorite participant on the dedicated website among the the twenty semi-finalists competing for the final of the LVMH Prize. During this period, you’ll discover their collections, their creative universe, and their personalities to make the right choice.
Delphine Arnault declared:
“All semi-finalists integrate a responsible approach in their creative vision: use of innovative or traditional innovative or traditional materials, upcycling, recycled fibers, artisanal and local approaches. These initiatives echo the shift in the fashion and luxury industries. Among the semi-finalists, seven of them propose women’s collections, five men’s collections, two candidates, women’s and men’s collections. Six of them present a unisex wardrobe. This edition also marks the return of knitwear, second skin clothing and a bias towards color among some designers.”
The list of twenty finalists:
AGR by Alicia Robinson
BIANCA SAUNDERS by Bianca Saunders
CHARLES DE VILMORIN by Charles de Vilmorin
CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS by Christopher John Rogers
CONNER IVES by Conner Ives
FEDERICO CHINA by Federico China
KIDSUPER by Colm Dillane
KIKA VARGAS by Kika Vargas
LAGOS SPACE PROGRAMME by Adeju Thompson
LUKHANYO MDINGI by Lukhanyo Mdingi
MIDORIKAWA by Taku Midorikawa
NENSI DOJAKA by Nensi Dojaka
POST ARCHIVE FACTION (PAF) by Dongjoon Lim
RENAISSANCE RENAISSANCE by Cynthia Merhej
RIER by Andreas Steiner
RUI by Rui Zhou
SAUL NASH by Saul Nash
SHUTING QIU by Shuting Qiu
TAAKK by Takuya Morikawa
WED by Amy Trinh and Evan Phillips
Start voting here!