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LVMH Announces Shortlist for Young Fashion Designer Prize

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LVMH has announced the shortlist for its Young Fashion Designer Prize. After going through a pool of nearly 1,000 designers, LVMH has narrowed down its picks to 26, and you may recognize a few names. In addition to labels like Agi & Sam, Marques Almeida and Jacquemus, we find Off-White, the haute streetwear brand designed by Virgil Abloh, one of Kanye West’s creative partners-in-crime.

Almeida and Craig Green will have their second turn in the competition this year, and will be judged along with the 24 other labels by LVMH bigwigs, including Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Jonathan Anderson, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Pierre-Yves Roussel. Before they face this panel of esteemed judges, a group of 45 influential members of the fashion set (including Emmanuelle Alt, Tim Blanks, Patrick Demarchelier, Linda Fargo, Cathy Horyn, Pat McGrath and more) will narrow down the list to 8 finalists. The overall winner will be announced in May.

Below, the list of the 26 designers that are one step closer to taking home the LVMH prize.

Agi & Sam, by Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton

Andrea Jiapei Li, by Andrea Jiapei Li

Anton Belinskiy, by Anton Belinskiy

Arthur Arbesser, by Arthur Arbesser

Astrid Andersen, by Astrid Andersen

Baja East, by Scott Studenberg and John Targon

Coperni, by Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant

Craig Green, by Craig Green 

Devon Halfnight Leflufy, by Devon Halfnight Leflufy

Faustine Steinmetz, by Faustine Steinmetz

Huishan Zhang, by Huishan Zhang

Jacquemus, by Simon Porte Jacquemus

Jourden, by Anais Mak and Benny Woo

Koché, by Christelle Kocher

Marques Almeida, by Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida

Nabil Nayal, by Nabil El-Nayal

Nasir Mazhar, by Nasir Mazhar

Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, by Virgil Abloh

Orley, by Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley

Ryan Lo, by Ryan Lo 

Ryan Roche, by Ryan Roche

Sankuanz, by Zhe Shangguan

Vetements, by Demna Gvasalia

Writtenafterwards, by Yoshikazu Yamagata (Japanese designer based in Tokyo). Unisex fashion presented in Tokyo.

Xiao Li, by Xiao Li (Chinese designer based in London). Womenswear presented in London.

XimonLee, by Ximon Lee (Chinese designer based in New York). Menswear presented in New York.