Tuesday 15th March

| BY Jack Moss

LVMH Prize 2016 Finalists Announced

Grace Wales Bonner LVMH

Congratulations go to Grace Wales-Bonner who flies the flag for dear old Blighty at this year’s LVMH Prize – the only English designer to make it to the final eight in this year’s competition. In our opinion (not that anybody asked), she has a pretty good chance of winning the who damn thing – lest we forget that she also won the British Fashion Award for Emerging menswear designer, and also had the (almost as) prestigious honour of featuring in 10 Men’s “10 New Designers To Meet”. Which is on newsstands now, if you’re wondering. So which other designers will battle it out alongside Grace for the prize? Well there’s Finnish brand Aalto, Alyx by Matthew Williams, Facetasm, Koché, Vejas, Y/Project and American/Lady Gaga fav Mr Brandon Maxwell. So who will get douze points and take home a nice big bag o’ cash? Well, you’ll find out on June 16th. Good luck to one and all…

Photograph by Jason Lloyd-Evans, backstage at Grace Wales Bonner AW16