Chosen from 22 semi-finalists, the nine shortlisted candidates will present their designs to the LVMH jury at the final of the competition on June 7, where the jury will choose the winners of the LVMH Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

This year, the jury includes: Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, Nigo, Stella McCartney and Silvia Venturini Fendi, as well as Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Sidney Toledano.

The nine finalists are:

  • Aaron Esh by Aaron Esh, United Kingdom, menswear
  • Bettter by Julie Pelipas, Ukraine, womenswear
  • Burc Akyol by Burc Akyol, France, womenswear, menswear and genderless collections
  • Diotima by Rachel Scott, Jamaica, womenswear
  • Luar by Raul Lopez, United States, womenswear, menswear and genderless collections
  • Magliano by Luca Magliano, Italy, menswear
  • Paolina Russo by Paolina Russo, Canada, and Lucile Guilmard, France, womenswear
  • Quira by Veronica Leoni, Italy, womenswear
  • Setchu by Satoshi Kuwata, Japan, genderless collections.

Delphine Arnault said: “The semi-final of the 10th edition of the prize has highlighted a great maturity in the approach and work of the designers. Cultural diversity, celebration of traditional crafts and creative audacity define this selection. Naturally, the finalists are fully engaged in dealing with environmental issues and play with the boundaries between menswear and womenswear.

“Their expertise, creativity, uniqueness and commitment have truly impressed me. I would like to thank all the experts for their enthusiasm, their involvement and the attention they dedicated to discovering and appraising the work of the designers who took part in the semi-final. The jury members and I look forward to seeing the nine shortlisted designers at the final at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.”

The winners and their respective schools each receive a €10,000 endowment and the winning graduates join the design studio of one of the group’s Maisons for one year.