These Are The LVMH Prize 2019 Semi-Finalists
Roll up, roll up. It’s that time of year again where fashion’s freshest young talent compete in the Hunger Games of the fashion world. Thankfully, the nominees aren’t fighting to the death, but for a whopping 300,000 euros, and a year-long mentorship from a dedicated LVMH team. Whittled from 1,700 applications down to 20 semi-finalists, the list is littered with designers helming from London.
The distorted tailoring of Kiko Kostadinov, and the dystopian exploration of the contemporary streetwear silhouette mastered by Paria Farzaneh, lead the pack as strong contenders for the grand prize. Other notable nominees are Richard Malone, recent Fashion East graduates Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt, along with the latest recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award, Bethany Williams.
A panel of 62 experts, including Naomi Campbell, Adrian Joffe, and Edward Enninful OBE, have the power of choosing the eight designers who will head into the final. Previous winners of the prize include Marine Serre, Grace Wales Bonner and Jacquemus. Read the full list of nominees below:
3.Paradis by Emeric Tchatchoua
Anrealage by Kunihko Morinaga
Bode by Emily Adams Bode
Germanier by Kévin Germainer
Hu by Caroline Hu
Kanghyuk by Kanghyuk Choi and Sanglak Shon
Kenneth Ize by Kenneth Izedonmwen
Lecavalier by Marie-Eve Lecavalier
Paria/Farzaneh by Paria Farzaneh
Phipps by Spencer Phipps
Stefan Cooke by Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt
The semi-finals for the LVMH Prize take place March 1st till March 2nd 2019.