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LVMH Designers Prize winner announced

Jul 12, 2017 / France

Marine Serre: Grand Prize Winner LVMH PRIZE

French designer Marine Serre of MARINE SERRE was the recipient of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2017

The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize saw over 1 200 young talents from 90 countries compete.

Jury members J.W. Anderson (Loewe), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and Director or Corporate Sponsorship at LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer LVMH Fashion Group) awarded Marine Serre a 300 000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group.

In recognition of the exceptional talent present in this year’s competition, the jury awarded a special prize to Kozaburo Akasaka of KOZABURO. He wins a 150 000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group. In addition, three fashion graduates have been awarded the Graduate Prize. The recipients for 2017 are: Mariam Mazmishvili from La Cambre in Brussels, Maija Meiro from Aalto University in Helsinki, and Robert Wallace from Central Saint Martins in London.

They will each receive 10 000 euro and will join Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Céline respectively for one year. Additionally, LVMH offers each of their universities a 10 000 euro grant in acknowledgement of their excellence.

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