Marine SerreLVMH Prize 2017

A unique aesthetic combining urban,
sportswear and oriental inspirations

The fourth edition recipient of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers 2017 is French designer Marine Serre of Marine Serre, who was awarded a 300,000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group. The Prize offers the winner a yearlong mentorship with personalized coaching in business development by a dedicated, in-house team.
The mentorship is effective for twelve consecutive months from the date of the awards ceremony and includes support in all the areas of expertise that can benefit a young fashion brand (intellectual property, sourcing, production and distribution, image and communication, marketing, etc.). In recognition of the exceptional talent present in this year’s competition, the jury awarded a special prize to Kozaburo Akasaka of KOZABURO. He wins a 150,000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group.

The jury, composed by great professionals of the industry including 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);w as “impressed by Marine Serre’s work, which cleverly combines urban, sportswear and oriental inspirations, creating through these confrontations a unique aesthetic.”, states Delphine Arnault.