Wondering what the next big names in fashion are going to be? Then this is the post for you. Today saw the announcement of the top twelve finalists for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer prize (it was meant to be the more catchy ‘top 10’ but due to a draw between four designers they decided to extend it to twelve).
On May 28th the chosen finalists will have a gruelling 15 minutes to present their AW14 collections to the judges, which include fashion royalty Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons, Nicholas Ghesquiere and Marc Jacobs. No pressure then! The winner will receive a grant of 300,000 Euros and mentoring from the luxury group LVMH.
The lucky chosen twelve (which include one of my current obsessions Simone Rocha) are:
Atto (by Julien Dossena), CG (by Chris Gelinas), Gabriele Colangelo, Hood by Air (by Shayne Oliver), Jacquemus (by Simon Porte Jacquemus) , Miuniku (by Nikita and Tina Sutradhar), Thomas Tait, Tillmann Lauterbach, Tim Coppens, Simone Rocha, Suno (by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty) and Vika Gazinskaya.
And here are some images from their latest collections:
Atto by Julien Dossena Pre AW14
CG by Chris Gelinas AW14
Gabriele Colangelo AW14
Hood by Air by Shayne Oliver AW14 (Mens)
Jacquemus by Simon Porte Jacquemus AW14
Miuniku by Nikita and Tina Sutradhar AW14
Thomas Tait AW14
Tillmann Lauterbach AW14 (Mens)
Tim Coppens AW14 (Mens)
Simone Rocha AW14
Suno by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty AW14
Vika Gazinskaya AW14
Which is your favourite?
Main holding image: (L-R) Suno AW14, Simone Rocha AW14, Jacquemus AW14