Fashion

Now in its fifth edition, this year the highly coveted LVMH Prize has seen applications come from more than 100 countries, spread through all continents. After the closing of applications on February 4th, these names have been filtered down to 20 semi-finalists shortlisted by the Prize selection committee, headed by Delphine Arnault.

Spanning 15 countries, the 20 nominations include eight womenswear, seven menswear and five gender-neutral collections. London-based talents are well represented, with Kiko Kostadinov, Stefan Cooke, Richard Malone, Paria Farzaneh and Bethany Williams all competing for the grand prize – €300,000 and a year’s worth of mentorship.

LIST OF THE 20 SHORTLISTED DESIGNERS
3.PARADIS by Emeric Tchatchoua (French designer, based in Montreal).
Menswear, showing in Paris.

ANREALAGE by Kunihiko Morinaga (Japanese designer, based in Tokyo).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

BETHANY WILLIAMS by Bethany Williams (British designer, based in London).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in London.

BODE by Emily Adams Bode (American designer, based in New York).
Menswear, showing in New York.

BORAMY VIGUIER by Boramy Viguier (French designer, based in Paris).
Menswear, showing in Paris.

DURAN LANTINK by Duran Lantink (Dutch designer, based in Amsterdam).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in London.

EFTYCHIA by Eftychia Karamolegkou (Greek designer, based in London).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

GERMANIER by Kévin Germanier (Swiss designer, based in Paris).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

HED MAYNER by Hed Mayner (Israeli designer, based in Tel Aviv).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in Paris.

HU by Caroline Hu (Chinese designer, based in New York).
Womenswear, showing in New York.

KANGHYUK by Kanghyuk Choi and Sanglak Shon (South Korean designers, based in Seoul).
Menswear, showing in Paris.

KIKO KOSTADINOV by Kiko Kostadinov (Bulgarian designer, based in London).
Menswear, showing in London.

KENNETH IZE by Kenneth Izedonmwen (Nigerian designer, based in Lagos).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in Lagos.

LECAVALIER by Marie-Eve Lecavalier (Canadian designer, based in Montreal).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

PARIA/FARZANEH by Paria Farzaneh (British designer, based in London).
Menswear, showing in London.

PHIPPS by Spencer Phipps (American designer, based in Paris).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in Paris.

RICHARD MALONE by Richard Malone (Irish designer, based in London).
Womenswear, showing in London.

STEFAN COOKE by Stefan Cooke & Jake Burt (British designers, based in London).
Menswear, showing in London.

SUSAN FANG by Susan Fang (Chinese designer, based in London).
Womenswear, showing in Shanghai.

THEBE MAGUGU by Thebe Magugu (South African designer, based in Johannesburg).
Womenswear, showing in Johannesburg.