Delphine Arnault, daughter of the founder of the luxury empire LVMH; Bernard Arnault, announced the 30 semifinalists of the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. The winning designer will be awarded 300,000 euros, as well as the aid of an internal team at LVMH to help develop their fashion company over the coming year. The team will support the designer in all areas that are critical to successfully building a nascent fashion brand.
The jury pannel which includes designer names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, Riccardo Tisci and Raf Simons chose the semifinalists.
This list includes familiar names like Simone Rocha, Meadham Kirchhoff, Suno and Julien Dossena (designer at Paco Rabanne).
The next stage of the contest will include personal interviews and a finalist group, from which the winner will be selected. This will take place during the upcoming Fashion Week in Paris.
The 30 semifinalists are:
J JS Lee
CG by Chris Gelinas
Creatures of the Wind
Hood by air
Atto por Julien Dossena
Stella Maria Jean Novarino
Images: Gabriele Colangelo and Sunno designs.