Left to right, looks by Kozaburo, Jahnkoy and Molly Goddard (photos: Kira Bunse)

Three Central Saint Martins alumni feature among the finalists of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers 2017

Molly Goddard (MA and BA Fashion) has been selected as well as Maria Kazakova (Graduate Diploma in Fashion) and Kozaburo Akasaka (BA Fashion) who both studied at CSM before moving on to the MFA at Parsons in New York.

This year’s selection clearly illustrates the existence of a truly international fashion, beyond borders. I wish all the finalists good luck: it will be hard for the Jury to decide between them during the final on June 16. I also wish to congratulate the semi-finalists for their involvement and their genuine enthusiasm.

Delphine Arnault, Director and Executive Vice President Louis Vuitton

The previous three winners of the Prize – namely Thomas Tait, Marques Almeida and Grace Wales Bonner – are graduates of Central Saint Martins. This year, the Prize’s jury includes celebrated designers J W Anderson, Marc Jacobs, Phoebe Philo and Karl Lagerfeld among others. The winner will be announced on 16 June.

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