Thursday, June 23, 2016

Grace Wales Bonner Wins LVMH Prize

Grace Wales Bonner has won the third annual LVMH Prize, beating seven other finalists to claim the title.

The 25-year-old menswear designer, who showed her collection Wales Bonner atLondon Collections Men this week, was presented with the gold star by actress and British Vogue cover star Léa Seydoux during the ceremony at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. She was selected by a panel of industry figures that included Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, Phoebe Philo and Marc Jacobs.

The other finalists in the running were Aalto, by Tuomas Merikoski; Alyx, by Matthew Williams; Facetasm, by Hiromichi Hiromichi Ochiai; Koché, by Christelle Kocher; Vejas, by Vejas Kruszewski; Y/Project, by Glenn Martens; and Brandon Maxwell.

Vejas was recognised with the special jury prize - the award that Jacquemus was presented with last year, when Marques'Almeida took home the title award - and will receive €150,000, as well as mentorship.

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