Peter Do, a recent Fashion Design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, has won the Graduates Award in the prestigious inaugural LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers competition. Do will receive 10,000 euros and a one-year contract with the LVMH fashion house Céline. FIT will also receive 10,000 euros, signifying LVMH's support of education that allows fashion to renew itself in order to reach a higher level of excellence.
Two other fashion design school graduates also received the Graduates Award. Teruhiro Hasegawa, who holds a BA and an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, will join Givenchy. Flavien Juan Nuñez, with a bachelor’s from La Cambre, in Brussels, and a post-graduate degree from the Institut Français de la Mode, in Paris, will be at Christian Dior.
“We are extremely proud of Peter and pleased to call him one of our own,” said Joanne Arbuckle, dean of the School of Art and Design at FIT. “The innovation and originality that Peter has shown at such a young age speaks both to his extraordinary talent and to the promise of a very bright future.”