LVMH Prize announces 2022 candidates

February 16, 2022

The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers announces the list of 20 designers in the running in 2022. From over 1,900 candidates, just 20 designers made the cut for the semi-finals.

Delphine Arnault declares:
"The twenty semi-finalists are driven by an optimistic and innovative vision. They all place eco-responsibility at the heart of their creative approach with the use of recycled materials, upcycling, etc. They are also very keen on integrating a more ethical production system, while some place the spotlight on local and traditional know-how. The fluidity of womenswear and menswear is another key feature of this edition.

I am also very pleased to welcome new and inspiring personalities who will be joining our prestigious Committee of Experts this year: Camille Charrière, Eva Chen, Ben Cobb, Pierre A. M'Pelé, Mel Ottenberg, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Cindy Sherman and Eugénie Trochu. I would like to warmly thank all of our Experts who contribute each year to making the LVMH Prize a benchmark for young designers. All this promises an exceptional 2022 edition.

The Prize

The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2022 receives a 300,000 euro endowment and enjoys a year-long mentoring by a dedicated LVMH team. The Karl Lagerfeld Prize also rewards a young designer with a 150,000-euro allocation and allows him or her to benefit from a year of mentoring.
Finally, the Prize distinguishes three students graduating from fashion schools in 2022. The students will each receive 10,000 euros and join the design studio of one of the group's houses for one year. They can be seen on the website until 15th March 2022."

LVMH Prize Semi-finalists

AIREI by Drew Curry, United States, menswear

AMESH by Amesh Wijesekera, Sri Lanka, genderless collections

ASHLYN by Ashlynn Park, South Korea, womenswear

BLUEMARBLE by Anthony Alvarez, France, menswear

CHENPENG by Peng Chen, China, genderless collections

EL by Eli Russell Linnetz, United States, womenswear, menswear and genderless collections

GOOMHEO by Goom Heo, South Korea, menswear and genderless collections

KNWLS by Charlotte Knowles, United Kingdom & Alexandre Arsenault, Canada, womenswear

MAXIMILIAN by Maximilian Davis, United Kingdom, womenswear and menswear

MERYLL ROGGE by Meryl Rogge, Belgium, womenswear and genderless collections

NICCOLO PASQUALETTI by Niccolò Pasqualetti, Italy, genderless collections

PALOMO SPAIN by Alejandro Gòmez Palomo, Spain, genderless collections

PAULA CANOVAS DEL VAS by Paula Canova del Vas, Spain, womenswear

ROISIN PIERCE by Róisín Pierce, Ireland, womenswear

RYUNOSUKEOKAZAKI by Ryunosuke Okazaki, Japan, genderless collections

S.S. DALEY by Steven Stokey Daley, United Kingdom, menswear

TOKYO JAMES by Iniye Tokyo James, Nigeria, menswear

WEINSANTO by Victor Brunstein Weinsanto, France, womenswear

WINNIE NEW YORK by Iris Balogun, United States, menswear

YUEQI QI by Yueqi Qi, China, genderless collections