Top image: Jahnkoy by Maria Kazakova. Photography by Kira Bunse.
The eight finalists of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers are in. British designers Molly Goddard and Nabil el Nayal have made the penultimate round and they join six other designers from around the world to compete for the award of €300,000 and year-long mentorship.
The full line-up includes Ambush by Yoon Ahn; Atlein by Antonin Tron; Cecilie Bahnsen by Cecilie Rosted Bahnsen; Kozaburo by Kozaburo Akasaka; Marine Serre by Marine Serre and the exciting NYC menswear label Jahnkoy by Maria Kazakova.
“This year’s selection clearly illustrates the existence of a truly international fashion, beyond borders,” said Delphine Arnault, vice president at LVMH. “I wish all the finalists good luck: it will be hard for the jury to decide between them during the final on 16th June. I also wish to congratulate the semi-finalists for their involvement and their genuine enthusiasm.”
Now in its fourth edition, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, has seen a record-breaking 1,200-plus applications from all over the world. To facilitate this huge drive, the prize committee enlisted a 40-strong panel of experts and jurors. In the coming months, the finalists will present their work to global editors, business leaders and designers to determine who takes home the 300,000-euro prize. The winner (or winners) will be announced on 16th June at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris.