Monday 25th February

| BY Paul Toner

These Are The LVMH Prize 2019 Semi-Finalists

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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

Bethany Williams

Bode by Emily Adams Bode

Boramy Viguier

Duran Lantink

Eftychia Karamolegkou

Germanier by Kévin Germainer

Hed Mayner

Hu by Caroline Hu

Kanghyuk by Kanghyuk Choi and Sanglak Shon

Kiko Kostadinov

Kenneth Ize by Kenneth Izedonmwen

Lecavalier by Marie-Eve Lecavalier

Paria/Farzaneh by Paria Farzaneh

Phipps by Spencer Phipps

Richard Malone

Stefan Cooke by Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt

Susan Fang

Thebe Magugu

The semi-finals for the LVMH Prize take place March 1st till March 2nd 2019.