The 20 semi-finalists for the LVMH 2022 Prize

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Among the 20 semi-finalists for the 9th edition of the LVMH Prize are designers from Belgium, Canada, China, Korea, Spain, the US, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, the UK and for the first time, Sri Lanka. March 4 and 5 the designers will present their collections to the international experts. This edition the collections will be digital on a site dedicated to the prize From March 4-9 the public can also vote for their favourite candidate.

Delphine Arnault said:
“The twenty semi-finalists are driven by an optimistic and innovative vision. They all place eco-responsibility at the heart of their creative approach: use of recycled materials, work on upcycling, etc. They are also very keen to integrate a more virtuous production system and some of them honour local and artisanal know-how. The fluidity of the women’s and men’s changing rooms is another constant of this edition.”

“I am very pleased to welcome new inspiring personalities, who join 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 Expert friends who contribute each year to making the LVMH Prize a benchmark for young designers. All of this makes for an exceptional 2022 edition.” Delphine Arnault

The winner of the LVMH Young Fashion Creators’ Award receives a grant of 300,000 euros and receives a year of tailored mentoring from a dedicated LVMH team.
The Karl Lagerfeld Prize also awards a young designer 150,000 euros and provides a year of mentoring.

Finally, the Prize recognizes three students graduating from fashion schools in 2022, each receiving 10,000 euros. The winning graduates will join the design studio of one of the group’s companies for one year. They can apply on the website until 15 March 2022.

AIREI par Drew Curry, Etats Unis, collections homme
AMESH par Amesh Wijesekera, Sri Lanka, collections unisexe
ASHLYN par Ashlynn Park, Corée du Sud, collections femme
BLUEMARBLE par Anthony Alvarez, France, collections homme
CHENPENG par Peng Chen, Chine, collections unisexe
ERL par Eli Russell Linnetz, Etats Unis, collections femme, homme et unisexe
GOOMHEO par Goom Heo, Corée du Sud, collections homme et unisexe
KNWLS par Charlotte Knowles, Royaume Uni & Alexandre Arsenault, Canada, collections femme MAXIMILIAN par Maximilian Davis, Royaume Uni, collections femme et homme
MERYLL ROGGE par Meryll Rogge, Belgique, collections femme et unisexe
NICCOLO PASQUALETTI par Niccolò Pasqualetti, Italie, collections unisexe
PALOMO SPAIN par Alejandro Gòmez Palomo, Espagne, collections unisexe
PAULA CANOVAS DEL VAS par Paula Canova del Vas, Espagne, collections femme
ROISIN PIERCE par Róisín Pierce, Irlande, collections femme
RYUNOSUKEOKAZAKI par Ryunosuke Okazaki, Japon, collections unisexe
S.S. DALEY par Steven Stokey Daley, Royaume Uni, collections homme
TOKYO JAMES par Iniye Tokyo James, Nigéria, collections homme
WEINSANTO par Victor Brunstein Weinsanto, France, collections femme
WINNIE NEW YORK par Idris Balogun, Etats Unis, collections homme
YUEQI QI par Yueqi Qi, Chine, collections unisexe



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.