LVMH announced the eight young fashion designers nominated for the finals which will take place the 5th June.

Additionally, the Jury for the LVMH Prize and Karl Lagerfeld Prize were also announced, and we are excited for it! Out of the eight, three are menswear made up of Ahluwalia, Casablanca and Nicholas Daley, although we can totally see some Tomo Koizumi in some men’s editorial. We had the chance to speak to all the finalists during Paris Fashion Week, and though Sindiso Khumalo and Supriya Lele do womenswear, their approach to ethical work practices, textiles and culture can be influential in all aspects of the industry.

Regarding the Jury, Delphine Arnault declared “For this 7th edition, I am delighted to announce the arrival of Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella McCartney in the Jury of the LVMH Prize. They will be joining our prestigious panel which includes: Jonathan Anderson, Kris Van Assche, Nicolas Ghesquière, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Clare Waight Keller as well as Sidney Toledano, Jean-Paul Claverie and I. I wish to thank them for their involvement and their support to young creation. The Prize is an incredible opportunity for these young designers to be appraised by them and to enjoy their advice.”

The eight finalists are:

AHLUWALIA by Priya Ahluwalia (British designer based in London) Menswear presented in London.

CASABLANCA by Charaf Tajer (French designer based in London) Menswear presented in Paris.

CHOPOVA LOWENA by Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena (Bulgarian-American designer and British designer based in London) Womenswear presented in London.

NICHOLAS DALEY by Nicholas Daley (British designer based in London) Menswear presented in London.

PETER DO by Peter Do (American designer based in New York) Womenswear presented in Paris.

SINDISO KHUMALO by Sindiso Khumalo (South African designer based in Cape Town) Womenswear presented in Milan.

SUPRIYA LELE by Supriya Lele (British-Indian designer based in London) Womenswear presented in London.

TOMO KOIZUMI by Tomotoka Koizumi (Japanese designer based in Tokyo) Womenswear presented in Tokyo.

This year, 24S and MatchesFashion will also welcome the finalists of the LVMH Prize on their respective platforms in order to help them gain international exposure.

LVMH Prize 2020 showroom during Paris Fashion Week featuring the 8 Finalist and expert panel visuals by © Bertrand Rindoff Petroff, © Virgile Guinard, © François Goizé