French designer Marine Serre of MARINE SERRE wins LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2017

Paris, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH is pleased to announce that French designer Marine Serre of MARINE SERRE is the recipient of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2017.

Jury members J.W. Anderson (Loewe), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and Director or Corporate Sponsorship at LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer LVMH Fashion Group) awarded Marine Serre a 300,000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group.

Rihanna, a world-famous music celebrity and fashion icon, honored LVMH by presenting the two trophies of the Prize, designed by Jean-Michel Othoniel, to the winners.

In recognition of the exceptional talent present in this year’s competition, the jury awarded a special prize to Kozaburo Akasaka of KOZABURO. He wins a 150,000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group.

“The jury was impressed by Marine Serre’s work, which cleverly combines urban, sportswear and oriental inspirations, creating through these confrontations a unique aesthetic. We have also awarded Kozaburo Akasaka of KOZABURO  a special prize. The Japanese designer distinguished himself with his delicately deconstructed menswear.

The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize saw over 1,200 young talents from 90 countries compete. This success is evidence of the international scope of the event. I’m proud that the LVMH Group has placed the spotlight on their work and supports their development” says Delphine Arnault.

In addition, three fashion graduates have been awarded the Graduate Prize. The recipients for 2017 are: Mariam Mazmishvili from La Cambre in Brussels,Maija Meiro from Aalto University in Helsinki, and Robert Wallace from Central Saint Martins in London.

They will each receive 10,000 euro and will join Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Céline respectively for one year. Additionally, LVMH offers each of their universities a 10,000 euro grant in acknowledgement of their excellence.

Last year, British designer Grace Wales Bonner was the recipient of the LVMH Prize, while Canadian designer Vejas was awarded the special prize.

THE WINNERS

LVMH Prize Winner: Marine Serre for MARINE SERRE
Special Prize: Kozaburo Akasaka for KOZABURO

Graduates:
Mariam Mazmishvili, La Cambre, Brussels.
Maija Meiro, Aalto University, Helsinki.
Robert Wallace, Central Saint Martins, London.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

Twenty one designers shortlisted for The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

Twenty one designers shortlisted for The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

 

The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers saw a drive in applications, resulting in approximately 1,200 candidates from 90 countries.

Paris, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twenty one designers have been shortlisted by the selection committee of the Prize, under the supervision of Delphine Arnault, who states: “The increasing numbers of candidates for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers prove once more the enthusiasm generated by the Prize, which is strongly committed to its international dimension. For the 2017 edition, we have selected 21 designers from Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New-Zealand, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

They will meet in Paris on March 2 and 3, 2017, to showcase their work for the benefit of the experts and the members of a remarkable jury, who will assist them. Menswear asserts its strong presence in the selection, alongside women’s inspiring collections, strong on high-grade know-how. This year, two distinct characteristics stand out among the propositions of the candidates: first, streetwear in various forms influences many collections; and second, the gender diversity of the designs is emblematic of this edition. Boldness is the keyword of the creations of these 21 young designers. LVMH felt a duty to create this Prize that rewards young designers but above all nurtures tomorrow’s talent.”

Among the fashion designers selected in the fourth edition of the LVMH Prize, 10 design menswear, 9 womenswear exclusively while 2 design unisex collections.

The 21 designers have been invited to meet our 45 international fashion experts who will pick 8 finalists during a showroom that will take place on March 2 and 3 in Paris.

The LVMH Prize will be awarded by the Jury on June 16 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Moreover, three young graduates from fashion schools will be awarded the Graduate Prize that remains open to applications until May 15, 2017.

List of the 21 pre-selected designers

ABASI ROSBOROUGH by Greg Rosborough (American designer based in New York). Menswear, showing in New York.

AMBUSH by Yoon Ahn (American designer based in Tokyo). Unisex collections, showing in New York.

ANGUS CHIANG by Angus Chiang (Taiwanese designer based in Taiwan). Menswear, showing in Tokyo.

ATLEIN by Antonin Tron (French designer based in Paris). Womenswear, showing in Paris.

BLINDNESS by JiSun Park (Korean designer based in Seoul). Menswear, showing in Paris.

CECILIE BAHNSEN by Cecilie Rosted Bahnsen (Danish designer based in Copenhagen). Womenswear, showing in Copenhagen.

CHARLES JEFFREY LOVERBOY by Charles Jeffrey (British designer based in London). Menswear, showing in London.

DANIEL W. FLETCHER by Daniel Fletcher (British designer based in London). Menswear, showing in London.

DILARA FINDIKOGLU by Dilara Findikoglu (Turkish designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.

GMBH by Serhat Isik (German collective based in Berlin). Unisex collections, showing in Berlin.

JAHNKOY by Maria Kazakova (Russian designer based in New York). Menswear, showing in New York.

KATHERINE MAVRIDIS by Katherine Mavridis (Australian designer based in New York). Womenswear, showing in New York.

KOZABURO by Kozaburo Akasaka (Japanese designer based in Tokyo). Menswear, showing in Tokyo.

MAGGIE MARILYN by Maggie Hewitt (New Zealand designer based in Auckland). Womenswear, showing in Paris.

MARINE SERRE by Marine Serre (French designer based in Paris). Womenswear, showing in Paris.

MARTINE ROSE STUDIOS LIMITED by Martine Rose (British designer based in London). Menswear, showing in London.

MOLLY GODDARD by Molly Goddard (British designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.

NABIL NAYAL by Nabil el-Nayal (British designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.

PALOMO SPAIN by Alejandro Gomez Palomo (Spanish designer based in Cordoba). Menswear, showing in New York.

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

SULVAM by Teppei Fujita (Japanese designer based in Tokyo). Menswear, showing in Tokyo.

LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers calendar:

  • Prize launch: January 13, 2017
  • Online applications for Young Fashion Designers: January 13 – February 5, 2017
  • Online applications for Young Graduates: January 13 – May 15, 2017
  • Selection of the eight finalists: March 2, 2017
  • Winner selected by the Jury: June 16, 2017

Jury

J.W. Anderson
Maria Grazia Chiuri
Nicolas Ghesquière
Marc Jacobs
Karl Lagerfeld
Humberto Leon
Carol Lim
Phoebe Philo
Riccardo Tisci
Delphine Arnault
Jean-Paul Claverie
Pierre-Yves Roussel

Panel of experts

– Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris (Paris)
– Imran Amed, Founder and Editor of Business of Fashion (London)
– Sarah Andelman, Creative Director of Colette (Paris)
– Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US (New York)
– Fabien Baron, Art director, Founder of Baron & Baron (New York)
– Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for Business of Fashion (London)
– Derek Blasberg, Journalist ((New York)
– Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak (Paris)
– Frédéric Bodenes, Art director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (Paris)
– Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China (Beijing)
– Godfrey Deeny, Editor at Large, Fashion, for Le Figaro (Paris)
– Patrick Demarchelier, Photographer (New York)
– Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro (Paris)
– Miroslava Duma, Founder and CEO of Fashion Tech Labs (Moscow)
– Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of Bergdorf Goodman (New York)
– Dennis Freedman, Creative Director ((New York)
– Jo-Ann Furniss, Writer, editor and creative director (London)
– Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies (Paris)
– Stephen Gan, Founder of Fashion Media Group LLC (New York)
– Michel Gaubert, Sound designer (Paris)
– Julie Gilhart, Consultant (New York)
– Ikram Goldman, Founder and CEO of ikram (Chicago)
– Jefferson Hack, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group (London)
– Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and Chief Executive of the Webster (Miami)
– Cathy Horyn, Editorialist at the Cut (New York)
– Kendall Jenner, Top model (Los Angeles)
– Adrian Joffe, Chief Executive Officer of Dover Street Market International (London)
– Sylvia Jorif, Journalist at ELLE Magazine (Paris)
– Karlie Kloss, Top model and philanthropist (New York)
– Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows (Tokyo)
– Susie Lau, Journalist and Founder of StyleBubble.com (New York)
– Linda Loppa, Adviser Strategy & Vision at Polimoda Paris Platform (Paris)
– Pat McGrath, Makeup Artist (New York)
– Suzy Menkes, Vogue International Editor (Paris and New York)
– Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair France (Paris)
– Sarah Mower, Contributing Editor of Vogue US (London)
– Hidetoshi Nakata, Football and fashion Icon (Tokyo)
– Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup (Antwerp)
– Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi (Paris)
– Carine Roitfeld, Founder of CR Fashion Book (Paris)
– Marie-Amelie Sauvé, Stylist and Editor of Mastermind (Paris)
– Anne‐Florence Schmitt, Editor of Madame Figaro (Paris)
– Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como (Milan)
– Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W magazine (New York)
– Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel and Philanthropist (Paris)

Former winners

  • Grace Wales Bonner (Winner 2016)
  • Vejas (Special Prize 2016)
  • Marques’Almeida (Winner 2015)
  • Jacquemus (Special Prize 2015)
  • Thomas Tait (Winner 2014)
  • Hood by Air (Special Prize 2014)
  • Miuniku (Special Prize 2014)

LVMH celebrates 25 years of promoting young fashion designers

Over the 25 years since the foundation of LVMH, the Maisons in the Group have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nourishing an exceptional heritage rooted in time-honored know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.”

In métiers as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, winemaking or watches, LVMH brands and designers stand apart in their quest for excellence, and their unique passion for innovation, invention and creativity.

Because both its roots and future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nourished creative talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This engagement inspires all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in every form. For that reason, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for contemporary art opened to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by Frank Gehry, adding to LVMH’s lasting sponsorship of the arts.

Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives (which will continue following the launch of the new LVMH Prize), including:

  • the ANDAM Fashion Awards (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode)
  • the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
  • Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London
  • the investment fund for young designers created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

This same passion has led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative helps drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talent that is essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role that is perfectly in phase with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner recipient of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2016

PARIS , 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH is pleased to announce that London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner of WALES BONNER, is the recipient of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2016.

Jury members J.W. Anderson (Loewe), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), and Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer LVMH Fashion Group) awarded Grace Wales Bonner of WALES BONNER with a grant of 300,000 euros and a year-long mentorship from the LVMH group. The experience will encompass invaluable technical and financial advice, as well as access to the group’s production and distribution expertise and networks.

In recognition of the exceptional talent involved in this year’s competition, the jury awarded a special prize to Vejas Kruszewski of VEJAS. He receives a grant of 150,000 euros and year-long mentorship from the LVMH group.

“Grace Wales Bonner of WALES BONNER impressed the jury with her soulful work on refined shapes, creating hybrid forms that marry European and African style. I congratulate her for this outstanding achievement. We have also awarded Vejas Kruszewski of VEJAS with a special prize. The youngest of this season distinguished himself with a mature style and independent spirit.

The third edition of the LVMH Prize saw young talents from over fifty countries come together to compete. I’m proud that the LVMH Group puts the spotlight on their work and guides them in their development” says Delphine Arnault.

Léa Seydoux honored LVMH by presenting the trophy, designed by Jean-Michel Othoniel, to the winners.

In addition to the main category, three fashion graduates have each been awarded the Graduate Prize of 10, 000 euros and a position within the LVMH group for a period of one year. The recipients for 2016 are: Francesca Ricchiardi from Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome, Ayo Keys from Parsons The New School of Design in New York, and Beth Hall from Westminster University, who will be placed at Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Loewe, respectively. Additionally, LVMH offers their universities a grant of 10,000 euros each in acknowledgement of their excellence.

Portuguese London-based designers Marques Almeida were the recipient of the LVMH Prize in 2015, with French Jacquemus awarded the special prize.

Media contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

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© Patrick Demarchelier
© Patrick Demarchelier

Source: LVMH

LVMH Prize: the fashion world is waiting to discover the next winner

PARIS, 2016-01-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third consecutive year LVMH is organizing the LVMH Prize, which focuses the spotlight on promising young fashion designers from around the world. After Thomas Tait in 2014 and Marques’Almeida in 2015, the fashion world is waiting to discover the next winner…

LVMH has since 2014 reaffirmed its commitment to fashion creation with the LVMH Prize. Each edition recognizes the talent and creativity of a young designer, selected by a prestigious jury, comprised mainly of creative directors from LVMH Houses. The winner receives a 300,000-euro grant and mentoring from a special LVMH team. “Beyond the recognition, the Prize is a unique opportunity for dialogue and transmission, giving emerging talents a chance to learn from confirmed professionals in order to develop their brands and their careers,” notes Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and initiator of the LVMH Prize. The Prize also spotlights future talents by inviting three fashion school graduates to work as part of the design team at an LVMH brand for one year.

Young designers seeking to follow in the footsteps of Thomas Tait (2014 winner), Marques’Almeida (2015 winners) or Jacquemus (winner of a 2015 Special Prize) have until February 7 to apply online. The competition is open to designers under 40 who have already shown two ready-to-wear collections. Since the first edition over 2,000 designers have taken part. Future fashion school graduates have until May 15 to submit an application for the Graduates prize.

The finalists are selected by an international committee of experts and then present their work to “the most fabulous jury in the world”. This year the jury members include eight creative directors of LVMH Houses: Jonathan Anderson (Loewe), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline) and Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy). They are joined by Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (Advisor to Bernard Arnault and Director of LVMH Corporate Philanthropy) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the LVMH Fashion Group).

The LVMH Prize is adding a new web platform in 2016, that features profiles of candidates from previous years. The site also links to Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram accounts for a backstage look at the competition.

Apply on lvmhprize.com.

SOURCE: LVMH

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Jacquemus, Marques'Almeida and Thomas Tait © LVMH

Jacquemus, Marques’Almeida and Thomas Tait © LVMH

LVMH supports the development of the Italian jeweller Repossi

PARIS, 2015-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Italian jeweller Repossi is pleased to announce a partnership with the LVMH Group to support its development.

LVMH will be taking a minority stake in Repossi.

“I am very pleased to have the LVMH group’s support and unparalleled experience in the world of high quality crafted products. Its support will be important for us to pursue our strategy and develop our distribution network,”stated Gaia Repossi, Artistic and Creative Director of Repossi.

“LVMH is delighted to support the development of Repossi. We share common values which based on product excellence and outstanding creativity. Repossi’s success shows a promising future with which we are pleased to be associated”continued Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and LVMH Director.

Repossi was founded in Turin in 1920. It has emerged as an exclusive and creative luxury jeweller, which today is particularly well known for its iconic Berber collection and its multi-piercing earring.

Nowadays following on from her father, Alberto Repossi, grandson of the founder of the Repossi brand, Gaia Repossi, Artistic and Creative Director of the house since 2007 is the fourth generation of the family running the business.

Gaia Repossi’s creations are testament to her passion for modernising the DNA of the Housethrough her references to modern art and architecture whilst using the latest production techniques.

LVMH and Repossi share common values: creativity, product excellence, an entrepreneurial and familial spirit which give priority to the long-term view.

The two companies have decided to partner in order to enable Repossi to develop its distribution network whilst benefitting from the managerial know-how of the world’s leading high quality products Group.

SOURCE: LVMH