Setchu Wins 2023 LVMH Prize, Couture Season Is Coming, and More News You Missed

Setchu Wins 2023 LVMH Prize
This week Setchu, by Satoshi Kuwata, who had previously worked as a Savile Row tailor and with luxury sneaker brand, Golden Goose, won the 2023 edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Designers. The award was presented by Gal Gadot at a ceremony held in Paris to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the prestigious accolade. Kuwata, based in Milan, outshone 2,400 applicants from 15 countries to claim the grand prize of €400,000 and a year of mentoring from experts at the luxury giant conglomerate, LVMH. Ukrainian designer Julie Pelipas’ label, “Bettter,” and Italian designer Luca Magliano‘s brand, “Magliano,” were both honored with the runner-up Karl Lagerfeld Special Jury Prize. This prize was presented by Chinese pop star, Xin Liu. As joint winners, Pelipas and Magliano received a grant of 200,000 euros and a one-year coaching program from the esteemed LVMH Group. Expressing his gratitude, Kuwata stated, “I hope that LVMH will guide me in transforming my brand into a heritage company for the future.” [WWD]

Couture Season Is Coming
This couture season is bigger than ever, with 32 fashion houses scheduled to unveil their fall 2023 collections on the runway from July 3rd to 6th. Preceding the main event, Patou and Alaïa will showcase their collections on July 2nd, with Patou at 6 p.m. and Alaïa at 8 p.m. Schiaparelli will open the season with their show at 10 a.m. on July 3rd, followed by New York-based designer Thom Browne presenting his collection later that day. Throughout the remainder of the week, brands such as Valentino, Charles de Vilmorin, Chanel, Balenciaga, Julien Dossena x Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf, Fendi, and many more will grace the runway with their collections. The week will close with Adeline André’s show, bringing the couture season to a grand finale. You can find the official schedule here. [WWD]

Grace Wales Bonner Wins BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund
British-based designer Grace Wales Bonner has claimed the coveted BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund for menswear. The fund grants her a comprehensive package that includes a 12-month business mentoring program, pro-bono legal services, and a cash prize of 100,000 pounds. Past recipients of this prestigious honor encompass renowned designers such as Nicholas Daley, Ahluwalia, A-Cold-Wall, and Craig Green. Adam Baidawi, head of editorial content at British GQ and deputy global editorial director, said Wales Bonner is an “electrifying talent with a razor-sharp vision, and the total embodiment of modern creativity: ambitious, collaborative and global.” Among the runner-ups for the award are AGR, Bianca Saunders, Bleue Burnham, and Paria Farzaneh. These designers will also have the privilege of participating in a mentoring program through the BFC’s Designer Initiatives team, further nurturing their growth and development within the fashion industry. [WWD]

Gabriela Hearst to Exit Chloé
After a successful three-year tenure as the creative director of Chloé, Gabriela Hearst is preparing to step down from her role following the unveiling of her final collection for the brand in September. According to WWD, Hearst’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection for Chloé will serve as her farewell, allowing her to shift her focus back to her own eponymous brand. While Chloé has yet to officially address the rumors surrounding Hearst’s departure, the fashion house recently made an announcement regarding a partnership with Angelina Jolie‘s newly established company, Atelier Jolie. The acclaimed actress and designer collaborated on a special womenswear capsule collection, predominantly showcasing evening wear designs inspired by Jolie’s iconic past looks. Notably, the materials used in the collection were sourced from deadstock and other low-impact materials, emphasizing the team’s commitment to sustainability. Additionally, the collaboration aims to highlight the skilled craftsmanship of the artisans involved in the production process. [Harpers Bazaar]

The Art Of Collaboration: Ezra Petronio and Lana Petrusevych spoke to Paris-based creative director, photographer, co-founder, and editor-in-chief, Ezra Petronio, along with his talented creative and life partner, Lana Petrusevych about how their joint partnership embodies their shared commitment to creativity, their capacity to constructively challenge each other, and the desire to continuously push their collaborative dynamic. Find the interview here.

How Pat Boguslawski Created His Own Lane as a Movement Director contributor Nia Groce spoke with Pat Boguslawski on his work as a movement director, regularly ticking off editorial, commercial, and runway clients, and creating “magical” imagery with the likes of John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier and British Vogue. Check out the interview here.

Model of the Week: Puck Schrover is the Hot Lister who Debuted at Saint Laurent spoke to Puck Schrover about her debut at Saint Laurent, going back to Japan, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. Find the interview here.

And don’t forget some of this week’s Ranking additions and Speakers Corner, where we interview people on the streets of NYC to get their hot takes on the fashion industry.


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