In addition to the inaugural LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize that we have all been hearing/talking about (the one awarded to London-based Thomas Tait), the luxury conglomerate initiated the Graduates Awards in connection with the Prize. While the LVMH Prize itself was open to designers under 40 years old who have created at least two women’s or men’s ready-to-wear collections, the Graduates Award recognizes three young graduates of fashion design schools, who were awarded grants and the chance to join the design team at an LVMH brand for one year.
The three winners are Teruhiro Hasegawa, who holds a BA and an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London; Flavien Juan Nunez, with a bachelor’s from La Cambre, in Brussels, and a post-graduate degree from the Institut Francais de la Mode; and Peter Do, a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. They were selected from among 600 applicants worldwide, each of whom submitted six images of their most recent work to the selection committee. Hasegawa, who's design is pictured above, is currently spending a year at Givenchy. Nunez was placed at Dior, and Do at Céline.