Born in Rockford, Illinois, Virgil Abloh is an artist, architect, engineer, creative director, and fashion designer. Currently, Abloh is the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White™ and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton.
Throughout Virgil Abloh‘s career, his work has been awarded in the realm of art and design. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh™ was first started in 2012 as an artwork titled "PYREX VISION". In 2013, "Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh™" was introduced as a seasonal men‘s and women‘s fashion brand and additionally moved into the production of furniture designed by Virgil Abloh.
Moving forward to 2015, Off-WhiteTM was nominated as one of the top eight finalists for the LVMH Prize in Paris. The following year, in 2016 Virgil Abloh was inducted into the BOF 500 "The People Shaping The Global Fashion Industry" List. Then in 2017, Virgil Abloh was selected as a special guest to show his Spring Summer 2018 Men‘s Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh™ Collection in Florence, Italy during Pitti Immagine Uomo 92.
In 2018 Virgil Abloh was named Louis Vuitton's newest Artistic Director of Menswear. Additionally, in 2018, Virgil Abloh was named one of Times 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2019, Virgil Abloh was nominated as a top-five nominee in the categories of Accessory Designer of the Year & Menswear Designer of the Year at The CFDA Awards.
Stella McCartney founded her eponymous luxury lifestyle brand in 2001. Stella’s approach to design emphasizes sharp tailoring, natural confidence and an effortless attitude. The brand is committed to being an ethical and modern company, believing it is responsible for the resources it uses and the impact it has on the environment. It is therefore constantly exploring innovative ways to become more sustainable, from designing to store practices and product manufacturing. As a lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney never uses any leather, fur, skins or feather in any products for both ethical and environmental reasons, setting a standard for the use of alternative materials. Supporting circularity, the brand is embracing new business models that will transform how clothes are produced, sold, shared, repaired and reused; promoting long lasting product with extended use to reduce environmental impact.
The brand now offers women and menswear ready-to-wear, as well as handbags, shoes and a kids line. It has also developed under licensing eyewear, lingerie, swimwear, fragrances and a long-term partnership with Adidas. The collections are currently available in more than 100 countries at wholesale, and through 60 freestanding stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Born in 1988 in Barbados, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is the Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of FENTY, launched in May 2019 in partnership with LVMH.
Aside from her incredible musical achievements and considerable impact in the music industry, Robyn Rihanna Fenty continues to add more credits to her burgeoning resume: executive producer, fashion designer, actress, business entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Launched in May 2019, FENTY challenges the rules of luxury and fashion. Rihanna’s attitude, her ethos, and spirit infuse all the Maison offerings. She is intimately involved in every aspect of the brand’s creation.
A luxury brand for the 21st century, FENTY mainly operates from its digital flagship – www.FENTY.com. Special edition Releases are available on a "See-Now-Wear-Now" model and express a new facet of a woman and her wardrobe.
On December 2nd 2019, FENTY won the “Urban Luxe” Award at the British Fashion Awards held at Royal Albert Hall in London, just six months after the brand launch.
Jonathan Anderson was born in Northern Ireland in 1984. His initial aspirations to become an actor were quickly replaced by a fascination with costumes. He went on to study menswear at the London College of Fashion.
His brand, J.W. Anderson, was first launched in 2008 with a menswear collection, and, in 2010 with his first womenswear capsule collection. The collection was an immediate success. Since, Jonathan Anderson likes to blend his womenswear and menswear into the same show.
Anderson’s menswear, womenswear and accessory collections propose a modern interpretation of style, gender and dress. Enforcing a genderless symbiosis, archetypes, silhouettes and textiles are audaciously ripped-up and resurrected.
In September 2010 he was named Creative Director of the menswear brand Sunspel and won, a year later, the NEWGEN MEN’s catwalk sponsorship for Autumn/Winter 2011.
Jonathan Anderson designed his first ready-to-wear high street collection during his collaboration with Topshop in September 2012, before collaborating with Versus. That same year he won the British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear.
In 2013, LVMH bought a minority stake into his label and he was named Creative Director of LVMH's Maison Loewe.
Kris van Assche
Born in the Belgian municipality of Londerzeel, Kris Van Assche grew up in a small Flemish town. At eighteen, he began his education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp , moving to Paris when he graduated in 1998. Kris Van Assche started working at Dior Homme in 2000 for Hedi Slimane on the menswear line.
In 2004, he left Dior and launched his own menswear label, KRISVANASSCHE. When Hedi Slimane exited Dior Homme in 2007, Van Assche succeeded him in the top creative position. In 2015, the designer put his eponymous label on hiatus after twenty seasons, to focus exclusively on Dior.
known for his urban, minimalistic aesthetic, balancing heritage and innovation Kris Van Assche also integrated streetwear into the rigorous and established codes of menswear. He departed the brand in March 2018 after 11 years, and in April 2018, was confirmed as the new artistic director of Berluti.
Maria Grazia Chiuri
Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to run the creation of Dior. She showed her debut collection of the maison at Paris Fashion Week in September 2016. Her audacious and feminine vision – she uses the word "feminist" recurrently - explores the rules of modern beauty.
She studied at Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. In the early 1980s, she met Pierpaolo Piccioli and when she joined Fendi as a designer in 1989, she drafted in Piccioli to work alongside her in the accessories department.
In 1999, she joined Valentino as an accessory designer, quickly bringing on board her creative partner. After revamping the brand’s handbag and eyewear collections, they were selected to design its Red diffusion line in 2003 and later given responsibility over the brand’s entire accessories range. They were named co-creative directors in 2008.
In 2015, Chiuri and Piccioli received the CFDA International Award.
Nicolas Ghesquière was born in Comines in the north of France in 1971.
In 1995 he joined Balenciaga through the licenses department. In 1997 he was appointed creative director for Balenciaga and was quickly acclaimed for his sculpted, futuristic silhouettes and Parisian chic.
For 3 seasons he designed for different companies including the Italian based house of Callaghan. In October 2001 he received the CFDA “International Designer” award. In 2006 he was elected by Times Magazine as one of the 100 most influential persons in the world. In 2007 he was made “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” by the French government. In his 15 years at the helm of Balenciaga he completely reinvented the House and made it one of the most desirable and influential brand in the world. He resigned from his position in Nov 2012.
On Nov 5th, 2013 Nicolas Ghesquière joined the LVMH group when he was appointed as artistic director of Womens collection of Louis Vuitton Malletier.
Marc Jacobs was born in New York City on April 9, 1963. After graduating from the High School of Art and Design in 1981 he entered Parson’s School of Design. As a design student at Parson’s, Jacobs was the recipient of some of the school’s highest honors including Design Student of the Year.
In 1986 Jacobs designed his first collection with the Marc Jacobs label. The following year, Jacobs received the distinct honor of being the youngest designer ever to be awarded the fashion industry’s highest tribute: The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Jacobs and business partner Robert Duffy joined Perry Ellis as Vice-President of Women’s Design and President respectively in 1989. In 1992, the CFDA once again bestowed Jacobs with a distinct honor: the Women’s Designer of the Year Award for his fabled Grunge Collection.
In the fall of 1993, Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc. launched their own licensing and design company: Marc Jacobs International Company, L.P. Jacobs and Duffy joined Louis Vuitton in 1997, Jacobs as Artistic Director and Duffy as Studio Director. They also opened the first Marc Jacobs free standing store on Mercer Street in New York’s Soho district.
Jacobs introduced the secondary line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, with a spring 2001 runway show. He has gone on to win multiple CFDA awards including Womenswear Designer of the Year, Accessories Designer of the Year, Menswear designer of the year and the 2011 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
With over 200 free standing stores across the globe, Marc Jacobs International now includes Women’s and Men’s RTW and accessories under both the Marc Jacobs Collection and Marc by Marc Jacobs labels, a children’s line called Little Marc Jacobs, multiple award winning fragrances, the bookstore Bookmarc and most recently Marc Jacobs Beauty, which was launched in August of 2013.
Jacobs and Duffy continue to run the company and are committed to giving back to the communities where they have stores and beyond. They have been involved with over 100 charities worldwide and the ongoing support of many of these charitable projects—as well as new collaborations--continues to be a top priority.
Delphine Arnault is a graduate of the EDHEC business school and the London School of Economics. She began her career with the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. before joining the LVMH Group in 2000. In 2001 she became a member of the Executive Committee of Christian Dior Couture, where she has been Deputy Managing Director between 2008 and 2013. In September 2013 she was named Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton, overseeing all Louis Vuitton product-related activities.
Jean-Paul Claverie, after attending both the faculty of law and of medicine, enters Jack Lang‘s office, Minister of Culture and Communication, where he occupies in turn the positions of official representative for international cultural relations and Special Adviser to the Minister himself. Having played an active role in the preparations for the celebrations surrounding the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989, he takes the conscious decision in the early 1990s to make the switch to the world of business. This variety of functions fulfilled in the service of the State has indeed enabled Jean-Paul Claverie to develop an in-depth and innovative view of the role of the company within society as a whole - in terms of the economy, of course, but from the social, cultural and educational aspects as well.
In the summer of 1990, Jean-Paul Claverie had a meeting with Bernard Arnault, who had only recently been appointed Chairman of LVMH, which was to prove decisive. In 1991 he joines LVMH as Adviser to the Chairman. He suggests to Bernard Arnault an extremely original global institutional communication strategy based on culture, creativity, know-how, the art of living, youth and solidarity. For LVMH, this communication is effected by means of large-scale initiatives of general interest and sponsorship, in which the economic success of the Group can bring benefit to the greatest possible number. This innovative approach has two main objectives: to express the values of know-how of French creativity as a player throughout the world in the expression of the French art of living, and at the same time to establish the identity of LVMH by means of projects aimed at all publics, especially young people. 30 major national and international exhibitions will be staged or instigated with the Réunion des Musées nationaux, the Pompidou Centre or the Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris, along with actions to enrich or restore the national heritage. A novel campaign for the benefit of young people has also been running with the inclusion of thousands of young people in academic competitions, study bursaries and educational classes, or again, aid towards the training of young amateur musicians along with assistance for new virtuosi such as Maxim Vengerov in the form of the loan of Stradivarius instruments from the Group's collection.
Humanitarian activities also form an important part of LVMH sponsorship, in the form of support provided for the elderly, for sick children and for medical research.
In October 2006, this development reaches a recent achievement with the announcement of the Louis Vuitton Foundation which will be located in Paris in a building designed by the famous American architect Frank Gehry.
Sidney Toledano was born in Morocco on July 25, 1951.
He is an Engineer graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Sidney Toledano spent his early career as marketing consultant at Nielsen International, then he joined Kickers as General Secretary in 1982. In 1984, he was appointed Managing Director of Lancel.
In 1994, Sidney Toledano joined Christian Dior Couture as Director of the Leather Goods Division before becoming Managing Director in charge of the international development in 1996. In 1998, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior Couture to pursue the development of the brand and put Christian Dior at the forefront of the most famous brands in the luxury sector. He was appointed Vice President, Managing Director and Board member of Christian Dior S.E.
In February 2018, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, which includes numerous prestigious brands (Celine, Givenchy, Loewe, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Nicholas Kirkwood, Rossimoda, Jean Patou). He also becomes a member of the LVMH Executive Committee.
Sidney Toledano is Vice President and member of the board of the Institut Français de la Mode and the Comité Colbert. He’s a member of the Management Committee of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and member of the Fédération française de la Couture Executive Committee.
Sidney Toledano has been awarded the honorary titles of Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur and Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite. He was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco as Officer of Wissam Al-Arch distinction in 2007.
「LVMH Prize」はLVMHが創設した賞であり、若手ファッションクリエーターの育成・支援を目的としています。 審査員を務めるのはメゾンの著名なクリエーターたちであり、毎年、その年に活躍した才能溢れる新人を1名選出します。受賞者の作品制作を実現するための経済支援として、LVMHは以下の副賞を贈呈します : - 賞金300,000ユーロ - 受賞者に合わせた技術面・資金面でのフォローアップ。グループ内で、「LVMH Prize」受賞から12か月の期間、新たなファッションブランドに必要なあらゆる専門的ノウハウを要する分野（知的所有権、ソーシング、生産および流通、イメージおよびコミュニケーション、マーケティングなど）におけるフォローアップが行われます。 並行して、専門教育を修めた若手3名が選出されます。この3名には、賞金10,000 ユーロおよび、1年間、グループ内のメゾンのひとつでクリエーション部門に所属することができるLVMHとの契約が贈呈されます。 応募要項は以下の通りです : - 応募者は18歳から40歳であること。 - 応募者は、メンズまたはレディース ファッション （アクセサリーは除く）において少なくとも2コレクションの製作および商品化の経験があること。 専門教育修了者部門に応募の場合、応募者はファッション専門学校で3年以上の教育課程を修了した旨の卒業証書を授賞年（2015年）に取得しなければなりません。 「LVMH Prize」の公用語は、フランス語と英語です。 必要があれば、英語を話すお知り合いの方にもご相談ください。皆様のご参加をお待ちしています！ 健闘をお祈りしています。 「LVMH Prize」チーム
إنّ جائزة "LVMH Prize " هي جائزة أنشأتها مجموعة LVMHلاكتشاف مصممي الأزياء الناشئين ودعمهم.
تنتقي لجنة تحكيم مرموقة تتألف من مصممي دور الأزياء، سنويا، موهبة العام الجديدة. تتيح مجموعة LVMH الفائز تنمية عمله الإبداعي، بإهدائه ما يلي :
- منحة تقدّر بــ 300،000 يورو
- متابعة تقنية ومالية مشخصة ضمن المجموعة مدتها 12 شهرا ابتداء من تاريخ منح جائزة "LVMH Prize "، في جميع مجالات الخبرة التي تهم أيّ علامة موضة ناشئة (الملكية الفكرية، توفير المصادر، الإنتاج والتوزيع، الصورة والاتصالات، التسويق ، الخ).
- كما سيتم انتقاء ثلاثة خريجين ليستفيدوا من منحة تقدر بــــ 10،000 يورو ومن عقد مع مجموعة LVMH يسمح لهم بالانضمام إلى الفريق الإبداعي لإحدى دور المجموعة لمدة سنة.
للمشاركة يجب استفاء الشروط التالية:
- أن يتراوح عمر المترشح بين 18 و 40 عاما.
أن تكون له على الأقل خبرة في تصميم وتسويق مجموعتين موضة رجالية أو نسائية (دون الأكسسوارات).
للتقدم للفوز بجائزة الخرجين، يجب الحصول على شهادة دراسية بثلاث سنوات في مدرسة موضة، عام الجائزة 2015.
إنّ الفرنسية والإنجليزية هما اللغتان الرسميتان للطبعة الأولى من الجائزة.
اطلبوا مساعدة ناطق باللغة الإنجليزية، إن اقتضى الأمر، ندعوكم للمشاركة!
فريق جائزة "LVMH Prize "
LVMH Prize – это премия, учрежденная группой LVMH с целью поиска и поддержки молодых дизайнеров.
Каждый год авторитетное жюри, в состав которого войдут дизайнеры знаменитых Домов, будет выбирать лучшего молодого дизайнера года. Для развития его творческой деятельности группа LVMH предоставит лауреату:
- денежный приз в размере 300 000 евро;
- индивидуальную техническую и финансовую поддержку от группы в течение года после получения премии LVMH Prize по всем вопросам, которые интересуют молодую модную марку (интеллектуальная собственность, выбор поставщиков, производство и распределение, имидж и связи с общественностью, маркетинг…).
Жюри также определит трех лучших молодых дипломированных специалистов. Победители получат приз в размере 10 000 евро и годовой контракт с LVMH, который позволит им стать частью творческой команды одного из Домов группы.
Кандидаты должны отвечать следующим критериям:
- им должно быть от 18 до 40 лет;
- они должны создать как минимум 2 модные коллекции для мужчин или женщин (за исключением аксессуаров).
Чтобы участвовать в конкурсе в качестве дипломированного специалиста, кандидаты должны предоставить диплом, свидетельствующий о завершении к 2015 году (году проведения конкурса) по меньшей мере трехлетнего курса обучения в школе моды.
Официальными языками Премии являются французский и английский.
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Команда премии LVMH Prize