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LVMH prize goes to Masayuki Ino

The LVMH prize for young designers 2018 has been awarded to Masayuki Ino for streetwear label Doublet.

Ino will receive a €300,000 (£262,000) grant and a one-year mentoring program provided by a team from LVMH.

The jury of eight artistic directors from LVMH group – JW Anderson (Loewe), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Clare Waight Keller (Givenchy) and Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi) – also decided to award a special prize to Rok Hwang for Rokh.

Hwang wins a €150,000 (£131,000) grant and a one-year mentoring programme from LVMH.

Arnault said: “We were impressed by the contemporary resourcefulness that instills Masayuki Ino’s designs with an urban touch infused with fresh poetry. We were seduced by Rok Hwang’s designs, by his feminine, sensuous and empowering creations and by his command of complex pattern-making. The fifth edition of the LVMH Prize saw over 1,300 young talents from more than 90 countries compete. This success is evidence of the international scope of the event.”

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