Rihanna presented awards to 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers winners

Rihanna presented awards to 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers winners

 

Paris, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The winners of the 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers received their awards from Rihanna during a ceremony at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The jury selected Marine Serre as the grand prize winner this year, while Kozaburo Akasaka was awarded a special prize. Spotlight on the profiles and creations by the winners.

For its fourth edition in 2017, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers  was honored to have the awards presented to winners by Rihanna. The winners were chosen by a jury comprising seven creative directors of LVMH Maisons –  , J.W. Anderson (Loewe), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), and Phoebe Philo (Céline) – along with 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  Grand Prize went to French designer Marine Serre of MARINE SERRE, who will receive a 300,000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship from an LVMH team. Watch a video presenting the young prize winner and her clothes, which feature a creative combination of urban and sportswear with oriental inspirations.

The jury also gave a special prize to Kozaburo Akasaka of  KOZABURO. Watch a video presenting the Japanese designer and his subtly deconstructed menswear creations.

The 2017 edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers reaffirms the LVMH Group’s commitment to showcasing the work of emerging young talents and supporting their development.

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