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2020 LVMH Talents Prize For Sustainable Designers Only.

The 2020 LVMH Talents Prize has a new criteria, sustainability. In a press release, the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) foundation highlighted “sustainable vision” as a requirement for entry.

2019 LVMH Talents Prize judges (top row, from left) Jean-Paul Claverie, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Bernard Arnault, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alicia Vikander, Delphine Arnault, (bottom row, from left) Kris Van Assche, Clare Waight Keller, Jonathan Anderson, and Sidney Toledano (Photo: Courtesy of LVMH)
PHOTO: 2019 LVMH Talents Prize judges (top row, from left) Jean-Paul Claverie, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Bernard Arnault, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alicia Vikander, Delphine Arnault, (bottom row, from left) Kris Van Assche, Clare Waight Keller, Jonathan Anderson, and Sidney Toledano (Photo: Courtesy of LVMH)

Last year sustainable practices were not a consideration to compete. So the distinct change signals a big shift. And although sustainability was not a precondition, the 2019 LVMH Talents Prize contestants included three highly respected circular fashion designers, Bethany Williams, Anrealage creator Kunihiko Morinaga, and the 2019 winner Thebe Magugu.

2019 LVMH Talents Prize winner Thebe Magugu (photo: courtesy)
2019 LVMH Talents Prize winner Thebe Magugu (photo: courtesy)

It’s worth noting the LVMH Foundation claims sustainability has always been important. But earlier this year LVMH owner Bernard Arnault committed to place sustainability at the front.

Rihanna with LVMH owner Bernard Arnault and his wife Helene Arnault. (Photo: Getty)
Rihanna with LVMH owner Bernard Arnault and his wife Helene Arnault. (Photo: Getty)

The 2020 LVMH Talents Prize announcement went live on social media last week. The posts already has hundreds of sustainable designer tags.

If you know someone, tag them in this post! The application entry closes on February 2, 2020.

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & creative director of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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