Chicago fashion doyenne, sometime singer and luxury fashion retailer Ikram Goldman, has been tapped to join the international selection committee for the 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.
Now in its fourth year, the 2017 edition will recognize a young design talent. The jury panel is composed of nine artistic directors from the LVMH Group: Jonathan Anderson (Loewe), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), and Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy). Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and Director of Patronage at LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group) complete the panel.
The international committee of experts composed of 40 world-renowned fashion professionals, photographers, buyers, journalists, stylists and models includes: Hidetoshi Nakata, (Football and Fashion Icon), Patrick Demarchelier (Photographer), Michel Gaubert (Sound Designer), Ikram Goldman (Founder and CEO of ikram), Dennis Freedman (Barneys New York Creative Director), Derek Blasberg (Journalist), Anne-Florence Schmitt (Editor of Madame Figaro) and Frédéric Bodenes (Art Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche),Miroslava Duma (Founder of Buro24/7), Pat McGrath (Makeup Artist) to name a few.
In 2015, Chicago native Virgil Abloh’s OFF White label made the finals. Applications are now open and may be submitted only through the LVMH Prize website, here, through February 5, 2017. Designers must be under the age of 40 and have sold at least two women’s or men’s ready-to-wear collections. The 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers final winner will be announced at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in June 2017.
images via: W Mag, NY Times; LVMH
pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Founder and Editor, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.