London-based designer Nenshi Dojaka has been announced as a winner of this year’s LVMH Prize for Young Designers, receiving 300,000 grants and a one-year mentorship program sponsored by LVMH executives. Did.
Known for its intricate mini dresses and organza designs, Albanian designers were chosen based on their future potential and were finalized by a group of industry experts such as Virgil Abhol and Stella McCartney. With a list of nine other up-and-coming finalists candidates, the LVMH Award for Young Designers aims to support the emergence of new talent and promote industry diversity.
“I don’t know what to say,” Dojaka said in a short emotional speech while receiving the award. She continued. “Thank you very much, I didn’t expect it. I’m honored to be here, pointing at the small crowd behind her.
Hosted by influencer Emma Chamberlain and journalist Derek Blasberg, the show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation was unveiled on YouTube livestream and is a small group of nominated designers and industry experts. A direct audience gathered.
Three designers received the Karl Lagerfeld Special Jury Prize, created as a homage to the late designers. Lukhanyo Mdingi from South Africa, Rui Zhou from the genderless Shanghai brand Rui, and New Yorker Colm Dillane from KidSuper will each receive € 150,000 in addition to a one-year mentorship program from LVMH.
Other finalists included London-based Bianca Saunders, Colombian designer Kika Vargas, and womenswear-focused Connor Ives. Notable winners of past LVMH awards include Jacquemus in 2015, Hood by Air in 2014, and Kosaburo Akasaka in 2017.
It’s been two years since the show aired after the 2020 event was canceled due to concerns about covid-19. In the previous edition, the prize money was instead evenly distributed to the eight finalists.
Nensi Dojaka Wins LVMH Young Designer Award in 2021
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