The 2016 finalists © LVMH Prize
Discover the eight designers selected to go forward to the final of the 2016 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Next step: the final on June 16th at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
The result is the selection of the panel of 41 top international fashion experts, drawn from all areas of the industry, who voted after meeting the 23 shortlisted designers in Paris on March 2nd and 3rd. Coming from Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Japan, the US and the UK, those eight talented designers will meet the Jury on June 16th, at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, when the winner of the LVMH Prize will be decided.
The finalists are:
Aalto, by Tuomas Merikoski (Finnish designer based in Paris). Womenswear presented in Paris.
Alyx, by Matthew Williams (American designer based in New York). Womenswear presented in New York.
Brandon Maxwell, by Brandon Maxwell (American designer based in New York). Womenswear presented in New York.
Facetasm, by Hiromichi Ochiai (Japanese designer based in Tokyo). Womenswear and menswear presented in Tokyo.
Koché, by Christelle Kocher (French designer based in Paris). Womenswear and menswear presented in Paris.
Vejas, by Vejas Kruszewski (Canadian designer based in Toronto). Womenswear and menswear presented in New York.
Wales Bonner, by Grace Wales Bonner (English designer based in London). Womenswear and menswear presented in London.
Y/Project, by Glenn Martens (Belgian designer based in Paris). Womenswear and menswear presented in Paris.
“With 3 designers based in Paris in the final 8, the list reflects the vitality of the French fashion scene and the attractiveness of Paris for designers from all over the world” said Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and initiator of the LVMH Prize. “Among them, Koché was a semi-finalist last year. I’m also pleased to note that a Japanese designer has reached this level of the competition for the first time. I wish luck to all the finalists.”
The Jury will award the third annual LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers on June 16th at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
The Graduates’ Prize remains open to applications until May 15th, 2016. It recognizes three young designers who are completing a university program in fashion design. The three winners each win an invitation to join the design team at an LVMH brand for one year.