Christopher John Rogers, Conner Ives and Colm Dillane are among the nine finalists for this year’s LVMH Prize for Young Designers.
The 20 semifinalists for the LVMH Prize presented eclectic collections rooted in their personal culture and identity.
The 20 semifinalists are to present their creations via a digital showroom from April 6 to 11.
Young designers have until Feb. 28 to submit their applications online.
Six contemporary artists translated their work into handbags, with inspirations ranging from colorful kaleidoscopes to a run-over cat.
The designer’s extensive “portrait gallery” is as direct, sharp and carefully considered as his fashions — with a joyful touch.
The grant will benefit the 13 previous winners of both the LVMH Prize for Young Designers and its runners-up, upon application.
Guests including Betty Catroux, Christian Louboutin, Antoine Arnault and Delphine Arnault turned out for the ceremony at France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Young designers have until Feb. 2 to submit their applications online.
South Africa’s Thebe Magugu and Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize are among the eight finalists competing for a grand prize of 300,000 euros.