After weeks of deliberating over 26 nominees, the LVMH Prize’s judging panel has announced this year’s group of eight finalists. The chosen designers hail from across the globe: Austria, France, England, Portugal, the United States and Germany. Two of the eight offer menswear collections and the other six design for women. On May 22, each talented hopeful will present their final visions at Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton to a jury of industry experts, including seasoned stylists, editors, journalists, photographers and department store executives. One lucky winner will receive €300,000 and a full year of mentorship from LVMH executives.
Coperni, by Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant
Jacquemus, by Simon Porte Jacquemus
Marques’ Almeida, by Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida
Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, by Virgil Abloh
Vetements, by Demna Gvasalia