Marques’Almeida Wins the 2015 LVMH Prize

After narrowing down its initial shortlist of 26 designers to just eight finalists back in March,

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After narrowing down its initial shortlist of 26 designers to just eight finalists back in March, LVMH has announced the winner of its 2015 Prize for Young Fashion Designers: Marques’Almeida. Known for its frayed denim and helmed by Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, the London-based label beat out the likes of OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH and Craig Green and will take home €300,000 EUR (approximately $330,000 USD) and a year’s worth of technical support to assist with things like marketing, advertising, production and distribution. Paris’ Jacquemus came in second and was awarded a prize of €150,000 EUR (approximately $165,000 USD). Notably, judges for the award included Jonathan Anderson, Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Phoebe Philo, Pierre-Yves Roussel, Raf Simons and Riccardo Tisci.

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