For this first edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers 2014, thirty designers have been chosen by the LVMH Prize Selection Committee, under the supervision of Delphine Arnault, who says: “I am extremely impressed by the quantity of applicants and by the quality of their work. The internet submission has allowed designers from all over the world to apply and as we had hoped, this selection process allowed us to discover new talents, some of them relatively unknown. I look forward to meeting them on February 26th and 27th and I wish them all good luck!" © lvmhprize.com
The shortlist reflects the diversity of applicants with designers coming from India, China, Russia, Canada, Portugal, Israel, Nigeria, Haiti, Korea, Ukraine, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, France, Great Britain and the United States of America.
Here below the designers selected :
Anna October, Atto (Julien Dossena), CG (Chris Gelinas), Christopher Shannon, Craig Green, Creatures of the Wind (Shane Gabier & Chris Peters), Gabriele Colangelo, Hellen Van Rees, Honest by bruno Pieters, Hood by air (Shaine Olivier), J. Js Lee (Jackie Lee), Jacquemus (Simon Porte jacquemus), Kye (Kathleen Kye), Lena Lumelsky (Helen Lumelsky), Maki Oh (Amaka Osakwe), Marques’ Almeida (Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida), Meadham kirchhoff (Edward Meadham), Minju Kim, Miuniku (Tina & Nikita Sutradhar), Orange Culture (Adebayo Oke-Lawal), Ostwald Helgason (Suzanne Ostwald), Julia Paskal, Simone Rocha, Stella Jean (Stella Maria Jean Novarino), Suno (Erin Beatty & Max Osterweis), Thomas Tait, Tillmann Lauterbach, Tim Coppens, Vika Gazinskaya, Yang Li.
The semi-finalists will meet forty experts from the fashion world (comprising journalists, stylists and buyers) and present them part of their collections during the Showroom in Paris (February 26th and 27th). The experts will choose the ten finalists who will be presented to the Jury at the end of May 2014. A jury composed by eight designers of LVMH houses : Nicolas Ghesquière (creative director of Louis vuitton), Marc Jacobs (creative director of Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (creative director of Fendi), Humberto Leon & Carol Lim (creative directors of kenzo), Phoebe Philo (creative director of Céline), Raf Simons (creative director for Dior) and Riccardo Tisci (creative director of Givenchy).