Tokyo James & More Among This Year’s LVMH Prize Semi-Finalists

including Maximilian & more

Each year, the LVMH Prize awards the next generation of influential designers from across the globe. Hailing from a range of countries including South Africa, China, the United States, Japan, France and more, past winners have gone on to secure great leaps in the industry, off the gloss of the LVMH shine.

After South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi was announced alongside Kidsuper and Rui Zhou, this year’s prize is more competitive than ever before.


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Among those announced as semi-finalists for the 2022 prize are Nigeria’s Tokyo James, founder of the eponymous menswear brand and Idris Balogun, who owns the fashion house, Winnie New York. Both are joined alongside a talented spate of new-gen designers including Maximilian Davis from London, Goomheo from South Korea, Amesh from Sri Lanka and many more.

The finals will happen on March 4th and 5th in an in-person showroom where the selected designers will showcase their collections, while the virtual showroom and the international experts of the prize will vote for their eight finalists. The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designer winner will receive a €300,000 endowment and enjoy a year-long mentoring by a fully dedicated LVMH team. This year, the winners will also be awarded a €150,000 fund and a year-long mentoring by the best experts in the fashion industry. 

The public is encouraged to vote in their opinion; you can watch the live stream here. 

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