The LVMH young designer prize has reached the semi-final stage for 2018 and 20 designers have made the cut. The final selection was whittled down from over 1,300 applicants in total, with head of the selection committee Delphine Arnault saying in a press release “With this Prize, LVMH confirms its ongoing commitment to supporting young fashion designers and places the spotlight on tomorrow’s talents.”
There’s several notable names included, such as A-COLD-WALL*, GmBH, Eckhaus Latta and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy among several others. The eight finalists will be decided during March 1 and March 2, when the semi-finalists will have to give a presentation in front of a judging committee that includes the likes of Haider Ackermann, J.W. Anderson, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquire and Christian Dior Couture’s Maria Grazia Chiuri. The winner of the prize will be awarded during June at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
You can see the full shortlist for the LVMH Young Designer Prize below. Recently, the conglomerate has been expanding into streetwear, backing Stadium Goods.
LVMH Young Designer Prize 2018 Semi-Final Shorlist
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy
Ernest W. Baker
Ludovic De Saint Sernin
Matthew Adams Dolan
Snow Xue Gao