Wednesday 13th January

| BY Jack Moss

LVMH Launches 2016 LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize


I’m not very good at winning prizes. I once won tickets to a sculpture park in a school raffle aged 8 and that’s pretty much been the pinnacle of my achievements thus far. And I definitely don’t have a chance of winning the LVMH prize, because well, I’m not a fashion designer. But, those of you who are should note that LVMH have launched the 2016 prize today, and you bright young things can apply via their website, providing you are aged 40 and under who have produced and sold at least two women’s or men’s ready-to-wear collections. And I mean really, why wouldn’t you? Because 1) you’ll be judged by the best in the business, including Phoebe, J.W. and Karl 2) previous winners include Thomas Tait, Hood by Air and Marques Almeida who are all very good and 3) you get 300,000 euros if you’re chosen. And everybody loves money, right? There’s also a prize for young graduates where you can win 10,000 euros and a year-long stint at one of LVMH’s maisons. For full details head to their website below….

Online applications for Young Fashion Designers: January 13th – February 7th 2016
Online applications for Young Graduates: January 13th – May 15th 2016

Photograph: Last year’s jury and winners, courtesy LVMH