Carefully selected and handpicked from the roster of 1,900 designers who have applied to get their hands on the 2021 LVMH Prize, London’s Bianca Saunders and Saul Nash are this year’s semi-finalists, joining Christopher John Rogers, Nensi Dojaka, Conner Ives, and more.
After presenting their collections in a virtual showroom from April 6 – 11 where visitors will be able to vote on their favourites, the candidates will be selected based on the opinions of the LVMH’s panel of judges, while also taking the visitors’ votes into account. Previous winners include Marine Serre, Jacquemus, and Wales Bonner, although a nomination alone can stand a designer in good stead.
Founder of the LVMH prize, which, along with the €300,000 fund, also includes prestigious year-long mentorship, Delphine Arnauld says “all the semi-finalists show a sincere and deep commitment, whether it be social, ethical, artisanal, environmental, or local. They are anchored in today’s world”.