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Check out the designers competing at the Shreveport Fashion Prize

  • August 17, 2023

It’s that time of year where the summer vacations are coming to an end and the Louisiana Prize Foundation begins making its preparations for the annual Prize Fest in downtown Shreveport in October.

Over the next week, the announcements for who made it into the finals for each category of Prize Fest will be taking place. Keep checking back here to see who will go on to compete in the 2023 Comedy, Music, Food, Fashion and Film Prizes.

Fashion Prize

The 2022 Fashion Prize Design Competition Sunday morning, October 16, 2022 at the Phoenix 2.0 in downtown Shreveport.

Fashion Prize is a fashion design competition that encourages designers to create a unique collection for an independent selection committee to decide on the finalists.

The final five will go on to compete at Prize Fest October 15 for a chance to show their designs to a panel of nationally recognized judges and a live audience to win the $5,000 prize.

  • Samantha Viti
  • Jazzmyn Cry
  • Marwan Pleasant
  • Christine Pichon
  • Frank Roberston

The Louisiana Prize Fest will take place October 13 – 15 and October 19 – 21, for more information on the festival including how to purchase tickets, visit the Prize Fest website.

More Prize Fest Announcements:Check out the Shreveport, Bossier chefs competing at Food Prize in Shreveport

Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at mgwhite@gannett.com.

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10th Edition Of LVMH Prize For Young Fashion Designers: Meet The 2023 Winners

  • June 15, 2023

On June 7, the Fondation Louis Vuitton hosted the grand finale of the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, marking its milestone tenth edition. The event witnessed the esteemed presence of eight artistic directors from LVMH Group’s renowned fashion houses, including Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, Stella McCartney, Nigo, and Silvia Venturini Fendi. Notable attendees also included Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie, and Sidney Toledano.

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Japanese designer Satoshi Kuwata, 39, emerged as the recipient of the coveted LVMH Prize among the nine finalists. Kuwata is the founder of Setchu, a pioneering genderless clothing brand. As the winner, he will be granted a 400,000-euro prize and will benefit from a year-long mentorship by a team of LVMH experts, spearheaded by Sophie Brocart, the driving force behind this initiative.

The name for the brand Setchu comes from the Japanese word “Wayo Setchu.” With “Wayo” denoting Japan and the West and “Setchu” meaning compromise, the brand represents the blending of Japanese and Western concepts – the compromise between the two cultures. With this blend in mind, Kuwata focuses on creating sophisticated and functional garments that are genderfluid and sustainable. 

Courtesy of LVMH

In another remarkable decision, the Jury granted two Karl Lagerfeld Prizes this year. Julie Pelipas, 38, the Ukrainian designer and founder of Bettter, a womenswear brand, was honored with one prize. The other prize was awarded to Luca Magliano, 36, the Italian designer and founder of Magliano, a brand focusing on menswear and genderless fashion. Both winners will be rewarded with 200,000 euros and will be privileged with a one-year mentorship program provided by the LVMH Group.

This year, the endowment total reached an impressive 860,000 euros. Aligned with the LVMH Group’s global environmental

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

  • June 14, 2023

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.

The choice of Mr. Kuwata acknowledges the importance of a give-and-take between different cultures, such as Savile Row and Japan, as well as the multipurpose functionality of the Setchu garments, said Delphine Arnault, the Dior chief executive and eldest child of the LVMH founder Bernard Arnault, who conceived the prize. A ribbed pullover, for example, could be unbuttoned to become both a gilet and a cardigan; another jacket folded into a tiny packable square, like origami.

The winner was chosen by eight of LVMH’s star designers, including Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Dior designer, and Jonathan Anderson, of Loewe, as well as three senior LVMH executives.

“It’s beautiful to feel seen,” Mr. Magliano said of his Karl Lagerfeld award, comparing winning to “a coronation.”

Mr. Kuwata said meeting the designer jury was like meeting the pantheon of “Greek gods.”

LVMH is the world’s largest luxury conglomerate,

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Check out the designers who are set to compete at the 2022 Fashion Prize in Shreveport

  • September 9, 2022

It’s that time of year in Shreveport when kids are going back to school, summer is winding down and the Louisiana Prize Foundation begins its preparations for the big Prize Fest event in October.

Over the next couple of weeks, the announcements for who made it into the finals for each category of Prize Fest will be taking place. Keep checking back here to see who will go on to compete in the 2022 Food, Comedy, Fashion, Music and Film Prizes.

More Prize Fest announcements: Check out the Shreveport, Bossier chefs going on to compete at Food Prize at the 2022 Prize Fest

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The fashion designs of Donna Strebeck who won the Louisiana Fashion Prize 2019.

The fashion designs of Donna Strebeck who won the Louisiana Fashion Prize 2019.

The Fashion Prize is a fashion design competition that encourages designers to create a unique collection for an independent selection committee to decide on the finalists.

The final five will go on to compete at Prize Fest in October for a chance to show their designs to a panel of nationally-recognized judges and a live audience and win $5,000.

The five designers headed to Prize Fest are:

  • Amy Treme Designs

  • Real Gunkie

  • Donna Strebeck 

  • Darien O’Neal Designs

  • odAOMO

Louisiana Prize Fest will take place October 14 – 16 and October 20 – 22, for more information on the festival including how to purchase tickets, visit the Prize Fest website.

Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at [email protected]

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