Nensi Dojaka Wins Lvmh Prize
by Modem – Posted September 07 2021
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The 8th edition of the Lvmh Prize was held today, September 7, 2021, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris attended by a jury of creative directors of the French Group, Virgil Abloh, Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, and Stella McCartney, together with Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie, and Sidney Toledano. Nensi Dojaka, an Albanian designer and founder of her London-based label is the winner of this year’s Lvmh Prize. Dojaka will receive a 300,000 euros ($355,905) grant and a year-long mentorship from executives at the French luxury conglomerate.
Instead, the Karl Lagerfeld Special Jury Prize, a tribute to the great designer and former member of the Jury who passed away in February 2019, went to Colm Dillane of the New York-based brand Kid Super, Shanghai-based Rui Zhou, the designer behind the genderless label Rui and South African Lukhanyo Mdingi. They will each receive 150,000 euros and a one-year mentorship programme from a dedicated Lvmh team.

Additionally, three young fashion school graduates were honored: Adam Kost, a graduate of Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, Franziska Simon, a graduate of Academy of Fashion and Design in Düsseldorf and Eric Starc, a graduate of Università Iuav di Venezia in Venice. Each will receive 10,000 euros and join the studios of three houses of the Lvmh Group for one year, respectively Louis Vuitton menswear, Dior menswear and Dior womenswear.

The Lvmh Prize is open to young fashion designers under 40, who have produced at least 2 collections.

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Photo: Nensi Dojaka's SS21 Collection

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