Today may be the day the big names – Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein – come out to play in New York, but in Paris it’s all about the new ones. The shortlist for the LVMH Young Designer Prize, which was launched in November by Delphine Arnault, has just been unveiled, creating much buzz amid the fashion crowd.
There are 30 in all. Most of the hot names in New York and London are on it, including many who are often finalists for the Vogue Fashion fund competitions in both countries: Suno, Hood by Air and Creatures of the Wind from the first, and Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait (who won the Dorchester Prize) and Meadham Kirchoff from the second. To name a few. Also Stella Jean, the young Italian designer who got her big boost from Armani last season.