The Japanese brand SETCHU wins the Lvmh Prize 2023

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The Japanese brand SETCHU wins the Lvmh Prize 2023

Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives,

The final of the tenth edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers took place on 7th June 2023 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, in the presence of eight artistic directors of houses of the LVMH Group: Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, Stella McCartney, Nigo and Silvia Venturini Fendi, as well as Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Sidney Toledano.

Among the nine finalists, the Jury awarded the LVMH Prize to Satoshi Kuwata, 39, a Japanese designer, founder of the genderless brand Setchu. He will receive a 400,000-euro endowment and will be mentored for one year by a team of LVMH experts thanks to the involvement of Sophie Brocart, in charge of this initiative.  The actress Gal Gadot presented the LVMH Prize to Satoshi Kuwata. 

This year, the Jury exceptionally awarded two Karl Lagerfeld Prizes: one to Julie Pelipas, 38, a Ukrainian designer, founder of the womenswear brand Bettter, and the other to Luca Magliano, 36, an Italian designer, founder of the menswear and genderless brand Magliano. Both will receive 200,000 euros and will enjoy a one-year mentorship by the LVMH Group.  The Chinese singer and performer Xin Liu presented the two Karl Lagerfeld Prizes.

Delphine Arnault announces:“Today, I am delighted to celebrate the tenth edition of the LVMH Prize and to honour Setchu whose designs blend great tailoring and elegance, producing collections that are both streamlined and exquisitely cut. The jury has also decided to award the Karl Lagerfeld Prize both to Bettter for its cutting-edge upcycled creations, and Magliano a brand that champions casual and poetic designs. I would like to congratulate all the finalists and applaud their unparalleled talent and creativity. I’m also very grateful to Gal Gadot and Xin Liu for being here today, two outstanding personalities in their respective fields who inspire us all. Finally, I would like to thank the members of this exceptional Jury for taking part in this year’s event and for supporting young designers.”

Moreover, three young fashion school graduates were distinguished: Luc Albert a graduate of Institut Français de la Mode (Paris), Justine Janot, another graduate of Institut Français de la Mode (Paris) and Nikki Park a graduate of the College for Creative Studies (Detroit). Each will receive 10,000 euros and join the studios of three Houses of the LVMH Group for one year, respectively Dior Homme, Louis Vuitton womenswear and Louis Vuitton women’s leather goods.

This year, the total amount of the endowments has reached 860,000 euros.

Just like the LVMH Group, which has implemented a global environmental strategy, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers wishes to support the winners to help them integrate environmental issues into their design and production processes. They will each enjoy a specific mentoring programme as well as an allowance of 20,000 and 10,000 euros respectively on the Nona Source platform, which aims  to revalue deadstock materials from the Group’s Fashion and Leather Goods brands.

The eleventh edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers will be held in 2024.



S.S. Daley (2022 winner)

ERL, Winnie NY (2022 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)

Nensi Dojaka (2021 winner)

KidSuper, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Rui (2021 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)

Ahluwalia, Casablanca, Chopova Lowena, Nicholas Daley, Peter Do, Sindiso Khumalo, 

Supriya Lele, Tomo Koizumi (2020 finalists) 

Thebe Magugu (2019 winner)

Hed Mayner (2019 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)

Doublet (2018 winner)

Rokh (2018 Special Prize)

Marine Serre (2017 winner)

Kozaburo Akasaka (2017 Special Prize)

Grace Wales Bonner (2016 winner)

Vejas (2016 Special Prize)

Marques’Almeida (2015 winner)

Jacquemus (2015 Special Prize)

Thomas Tait (2014 winner)

Hood by Air (2014 Special Prize)

Miuniku (2014 Special Prize)



Emmanuelle Alt, Stylist and fashion consultant

Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion 

Sarah Andelman, Founder of Just an Idea 

Rami Atallah, Cofounder and CEO of the global platform SSENSE 

Fabien Baron, Art director and founder of Baron & Baron 

Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for The Business of Fashion 

Derek Blasberg, Executive director, Gagosian Quaterly

Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak 

Frédéric Bodenes, Art Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche 

Carmen Busquets, Investor in BoF, Farfetch, Net-a-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi 

Burak Cakmak, CEO, Fashion Commission of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture

Marie Chaix, Stylist 

Camille Charrière, Broadcaster, writer and creative director

Eva Chen, Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, author 

Anne-Sophie von Claer, Deputy Editorial Director of Le Figaro 

Ben Cobb, Editor in Chief of ES Magazine

Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Artistic director 

Caroline Daur, Digital entrepreneur 

Godfrey Deeny, International Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Network

Piergiorgio Del Moro, Casting director

Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro 

Jo Ellison, Editor of HTSI and Deputy Editor of Financial Times Weekend

Edward Enninful, OBE, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and European Editorial Director 

Linda Fargo, Senior Vice-President of Bergdorf Goodman 

Angelo Flaccavento, Fashion journalist

Jo-Ann Furniss, Journalist and creative director 

Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies 

Michel Gaubert, Sound Designer 

Julie Gilhart, Consultant and President of Tomorrow Project

Tiffany Godoy, Head of Editorial Content of Vogue Japan

Ikram Goldman, Founder of ikram 

Elizabeth Von Guttman, Cofounder of System magazine and Altava Group 

Jefferson Hack, Cofounder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group 

Bella Hadid, Model

Amanda Harlech, Creative consultant 

Ashley Heath, Editorial Director of Pop and Arena Homme+

Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and creative director of The Webster 

Adrian Joffe, CEO of Dover Street Market International 

Sylvia Jorif, Editorial Director of Vogue France 

Ibrahim Kamara, Editor-in-Chief of Dazed magazine and Art and Image Director at Off White 

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Consultant and Global Contributing Fashion Editor-at-Large, Vogue

Natalie Kingham, Fashion consultant 

Karlie Kloss, Model and philanthropist

Suzanne Koller, Stylist and consultant 

Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows 

Lina Kutsovskaya, Founder & Creative Director of Be Good Studios

Harry Lambert, Stylist

Susie Lau, Founder of StyleBubble and journalist 

Linda Loppa, Consultant, Advisor Strategy and Vision at Polimoda 

Kevin Ma, Founder and CEO of Hypebeast

Pat McGrath, DBE, Makeup artist 

Sara Maino, Educational and Scouting Advisor of Vogue Italia 

Pierre A. M’Pelé, Head of Editorial Content of GQ France

Suzy Menkes, Journalist

Sarah Mower, Fashion Critic Vogue US 

Samira Nasr, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US

Alexia Niedzielski, Cofounder of System magazine and Altava Group 

Mel Ottenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Interview Magazine

Ezra Petronio, Editor and Creative Director of Self Service and photographer 

Fabio Piras, Course Director of MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design 

Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup 

Loïc Prigent, Filmmaker  

Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi

Law Roach, Stylist

Carine Roitfeld, Founder of CR Fashion Book 

Lauren Santo Domingo, Cofounder and Chief Brand Officer of Moda Operandi, 
and Artistic Director of the Tiffany Home Category

Julia Sarr-Jamois, Stylist and Fashion Director of British Vogue

Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Stylist, cofounder and Creative Director of Mastermind 

Anne-Florence Schmitt, Editorial Director of Madame Figaro 

Léa Seydoux, Actress

Cindy Sherman, Artist

Aimee Song, Influencer and founder of Song of Style

Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como and President of the Alaïa Foundation 

Stefano Tonchi, Editorial Director of Palmer

Eugénie Trochu, Head of Editorial Content of Vogue France

Aizel Trudel, Founder of the Fashion Platform Aizel 

Natalia Vodianova, Model and philanthropist 

Aleksandra Woroniecka, Stylist and fashion consultant

Margaret Zhang, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China


Over the 25 years since the foundation of LVMH, the Houses in the Group have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nourishing an exceptional heritage rooted in time- honored know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.” 

In métiers as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, winemaking or watches,  LVMH brands and designers stand apart in their quest for excellence, and their unique passion  for innovation, invention and creativity. Because both its roots and future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nourished creative talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This engagement inspires all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in every form. For that reason, the Louis Vuitton Foundation  for contemporary art opened to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by Frank Gehry, adding to LVMH’s lasting sponsorship of the arts.

Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives, including:

  • the ANDAM Fashion Awards (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode) 
  • the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London
  • the investment fund for young designers created by the French Ministry of Culture
    and Communication.

This same passion has led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative helps drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talent that is essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role that is perfectly in phase with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.  The LVMH Prize rewards the winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers with a 300,000-euro endowment and a tailored mentorship by LVMH teams. Moreover, the winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Prize receives a 150,000-euro allocation and also enjoys a one year mentorship by LVMH teams.


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