In its ninth edition, the LVMH Prize for Young Designers started accepting nominations from December 8, 2021. Applicants who wish to be part of the process should submit their nomination on the Prize’s website – lvmhprize.com. The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, January 30, 2022.
LVMH launched the Young Fashion Designers Prize in 2013. This initiative is open to fashion designers from all over the world. The Prize is in line with the Maison’s commitment to nurture young talents around the world.
The semi-final will take place on March 2, 2022 and will be visible on the award’s website and social media from Thursday March 3 to 6, 2022. This will provide a deadline for the judges, as well as the public. to discover and select the winners.
This award is in line with the commitment of the Group and its various Houses to support new talents. Designers under the age of 40 who have created at least one women’s or men’s clothing collections, or two middle-aged collections, will be considered for the award.
There are two categories to play for. The winner of the LVMH Young Fashion Designers Prize will receive 300,000 euros, as well as a sponsorship. The winners will benefit from mentorship in several areas including sustainability, communications, copyright and corporate legal aspects, as well as marketing, production and financial management.
Then there is the Karl Lagerfeld Prize, the winner of which will receive 150,000 euros as well as a one-year sponsorship by the LVMH teams.
In addition, the Prize also rewards three young fashion school graduates. No less than three preselected graduates will be invited to join the design studios of the LVMH Group Houses for one year.