A Look Into This Year’s LVMH Prize Semi-Finalists. LVMH returned bringing the young and talented designers into the scene as they presented their work to many parties and stakeholders during Paris Fashion Week.

Visitors and guests get a closer look at 20 finalists that are presenting their work for this year’s prize. The semi-finalists will go face to face with 48 experts who will choose the 8 lucky finalists later this month.

Delphine Arnault oversees the selection committee for the prize. There are big changes taking place as concepts are more expected to move with the current of the changing fashion industry. Street-wear is making a breakthrough and more of the concepts are associated with gender-neutral fashion, drawing inspiration for unisex clothing. Berlin-based label Ottolinger also focuses on tailoring more confident pieces, challenging traditional notions of textural and deconstructive applications (lvmhprize.com).

Image by: lvmh.com

Among the labels in the semi-finals are Eckhaus Latta and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy. Loverboy, for example, is a label inspired by the queer nightclub, which makes clothes markets as gender non-specific one of the key highlights to the concept. Bigger names joining the competition are Magda Butrym, A-COLD-WALL* and Kwaidan Editions.

Among the 48 experts include Clare Waight Keller, creative director at Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, creative director at Berluti and Sidney Toledano, president and chief executive of the LMVH fashion group. The LVMH Prize finalists will be announced on March 15, 2018, with the prize awarding taking place in June 2018 at the Foundation Louis Vuitton Paris.

Here’s are some of the semi-finalists’ work:

AKIKO AOKI via imaxtree.com

ECKHAUS LATTA via imaxtree.com

THE SIRIUS via http://willaca.com/

OTTOLINGER Campaign via http://www.managementartists.com/