Satoshi Kuwata of Setchu Wins the LVMH Prize, Fashion’s Biggest Young Designer Award

Satoshi Kuwata, the Japanese designer and founder of Setchu, a brand that bridges East and West, craft and transformation, has won the 2023 LVMH Prize for Young Designers, the largest and most prestigious such award in the fashion industry.

He will receive 400,000 euros (about $429,000) and a year of mentoring from an LVMH executive.

The Karl Lagerfeld special jury award was given to Julie Pelipas, the founder of Bettter, a Ukrainian women’s wear brand built on repurposing dead stock, and Luca Magliano of Magliano, an Italian men’s wear brand. Both will receive 200,000 euros and a yearlong mentorship.

The LVMH prize is a bellwether for larger trends within the fashion industry, especially among young designers responding to the political and social concerns of their generation. In the past, gender fluidity was a common theme, as was sustainability.

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Partners With LVMH To Present Three Designers of Color

For New York Fashion Week, Harlem’s Fashion Row has teamed up with lvmh” data-ylk=”slk:Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey” class=”link “Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey (LVMH) to showcase three designers of color. Marking HFR’s 15th anniversary, the collaborative effort to create opportunities for new generations of talent is a result of HFR’s new partnership with LVMH.

Emerging designers Clarence Ruth, Jonathan Hayden and Nicole Benefield will take their place in the spotlight on September 6 on LVMH’s celebratory runway. Learn more about each selected talent below.

Nicole Benefield expertly elevates casual clothing, creating dramatic silhouettes and textures within a grounded color palette. Producing in small batches, the designer is committed to slow fashion as her truly unique designs are made from organic, biodegradable and deadstock fabrics. Favoring timeless styles over fads, Benefield leads with an “emotion over trends” ethos.

Delivering sophisticated and refreshingly modern garments, contemporary womenswear designer Johnathan Hayden

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