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2022 LVMH Prize Designer Highlights

The LVMH Prize for young designers is an annual competition that puts spotlight on emerging fashion talent from around the world. The winner selected by the panel of industry experts to receive a prize of 300,000EUR along with a year long mentorship from the LVMH group. One of the aims of the initiative is to foster and advance creativity and innovation within the fashion ecosystem by building momentum for fresh talent that is essential to the industry's vitality and is in line with LVMH's role as a leader in luxury.


In a statement on this year's finalists and semi-finalists LVMH’s Delphine Arnault noted: “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.”


Explore some of the 2022 LVMH semi-finalists and finalists prints, style, and aesthetic below to spark inspiration and fresh perspectives.

 

SS Daley

UK based menswear and womenswear label designed by Steven Stokey Daley. Daley reimagines traditional archetypal British style with subversive use of silhouettes and prints while upholding classical toned down colourways.




Tokyo James

Nigerian/UK label designed by Iniye Tokyo James taps into traditional African styles for modern men and women who want simplicity with an edge. James create styles that are rich in prints and textures with a refined edge.



Bluemarble

France based label designed by Anthony Alvarez celebrates colourful dressing that promote individuality on a universal level. Alvarez embraces the commonality between world cultures through the vibrancy of youth to celebrate singularity of people and life.




KNWLS

UK based label launched in 2017 by Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault celebrates the power of feminine sensuality expressed through experimental body-con designs that accentuate the silhouette, warm colour palettes, and expressive prints and textures.





Paula Canovas Del Vas

Spanish womenswear label launched in 2018 by Paula Canovas Del Vas has influences of crafts, experiments with shapes, textures and fabrics and optical illusion prints for eye catching looks.



Merryl Rogge

Belgian womenswear label launched in 2019 by Merryl Rogge. Having previously worked in the creative studios of Marc Jacobs and Dris Van Noten, Rogge creates contemporary women’s wardrobe rich in bold and unexpected combinations, mixing prints, patchworks to extablish her own vision.


CHENPENG

Chinese based label designed and launched by Peng Chen in 2015. The unisex fashion brand specializes in seasonal outerwear on the basis of “one-size fashion”. Interested in the under-representation of different body sizes in fashion, Peng explores the universal beauty of forms. His designs focus on puffer jackets that accentuate personal features while searching for the uniformed shapes that celebrate all body types.



ERL

USA based label designed and launched by Eli Russell Linnetz in January 2020 captures the colorful and laid-back spirit of California reinterpreting American teenage and young adult cannon styles that will for Gen Z or anyone nostalgic for carefree spirits.





For more collection images head to our Pinterest board. Check out the full list of 2022 semi-finalists below.

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