LVMH has announced the eight finalists for the 2015 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.
The highly sought-after LVMH Prize is open to designers under 40-years-old who have presented and sold at least two women's or men's ready-to-wear collections. The winner receives a grant of €300,000, as well as assistance from a special LVMH team in developing their company for the following twelve months.
The eight brands in the running for the award this year, are: Arthur Arbesser, Coperni, Craig Green, Faustine Steinmetz, Jacquemus, Marques' Almeida, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh and Vetements.
Meanwhile, the jury counts - among others – a number of high-profile Creative Directors of some of the biggest fashion houses, including; J. W. Anderson, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Carol Lim, Phoebe Philo, Raf Simons and Riccardo Tisci. The jury will announce the winner on May 22nd at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.