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 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 Ivmhprize.com 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