LVMH Nominates A Diverse Class Of Candidates For Young Fashion Designers Prize

Eight nascent brands that are paving a new frontier of fashion will advance to the final for the 2020 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This diverse class of contenders, narrowed down from 20 brands during the February semifinal, hail from Tokyo, Cape Town, London, and New York. LVMH also announced that Rihanna, Virgil Abloh, and Stella McCartney will join the jury in deciding the winners of both the LVMH Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Prize on June 5 at Paris’s Fondation Louis Vuitton.

“This year, once more, the semi-finalists impressed us with their creativity and their commitment to creating clothes that are respectful of the environment,” said Delphine Arnault, director and executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, in a statement. “I would like to congratulate all of them!”

The nominees are Ahluwalia by Priya Ahluwalia, Casablanca by Charaf Tajer, Chopova Lowena by Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena, Nicholas Daley by Nicholas Daley, Peter Do by Peter Do, Sindiso Khumalo by Sindiso Khumalo, Supriya Lele by Supriya Lele, and Tomo Koizumi by Tomotoka Koizumi.

Luxury fashion retailers 24S and MatchesFashion will also include the eight finalists on their platforms to increase international exposure.

Other fashion moguls who will also be present on the panel of judges include Nicolas Ghesquière, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Clare Waight Keller, Sidney Toledano, Kris Van Assche, Jonathan Anderson, Delphine Arnault, and Jean-Paul Claverie.

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