Diana Leon Band
7 Sept 2021
As the South African designer Thebe Magugu, winner of the 2019 LVMH award, appears smiling in Paris for a Le Bon Marché campaign, the prestigious jury of the eighth edition of the contest for young fashion designers has chosen its winners for 2021. Among the nine Designers who participated in the final on September 7 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, were awarded Nensi Dojaka, Rui Zhou (Rui brand), Colm Dillane (Kidsuper) and Lukhanyo Mdingi.
The first, a London-based Albanian designer who is dedicated to women’s fashion, received the LVMH Award 2021 from actress Isabelle Huppert, which includes an endowment of 300,000 euros and a one-year mentorship.
The other three share the Karl Lagerfeld Prize / Special Jury Mention, in tribute to the designer and former member of the jury who died in February 2019, with an endowment of 150,000 euros.
As a reminder, the finalists for this edition were British designer Bianca Saunders, Frenchman Charles de Vilmorin, American Christopher John Rogers, Conner Ives, Kidsuper by Colm Dillane, Colombian Kika Vargas, South African Lukhanyo Mdingi, Nensi Dojaka and RUI from the Chinese Rui Zhou.
Last year, due to the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic, the eight finalists were unable to separate and shared the award.
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