The 9 Menswear Designers Up for the LVMH Prize

The 9 Menswear Designers Up for the LVMH Prize

Here are the young designers poised to redefine the menswear fashion scene.

Here are the young designers poised to redefine the menswear fashion scene.

Text: Gillian Rivera

Narrowing it down to nine contenders, LVMH has announced the final lineup of menswear designers in the running for the LVMH Prize. Spanning the globe, from Seoul to New York, each brand brings something new to the table, whether it's redefining old ideas, or bringing the spirit of their city into their work. Check out the nominees below.

Ernest W. Baker

Post-WWII meets New America in Reid Baker's collections. Titled after his grandfather and advertising legend Ernie Baker, the designer launched his brand with Inês Amorim after spending time at Haider Ackermann and Wooyoungmi.

The Sirius

With its signature meeting of Seoul culture and European trends, it's no wonder that it's the only Korean brand to have made it this far in the running. With a clean, refined aesthetic, The Sirius takes on soothing, fresh appearance.

Ludovic de Saint Sernin

His minimal designs stray towards the opposite spectrum from his work at Balmain. With just two collections under his self-titled label, Sernin's unisex designs find eroticism within minimalism. His latest presentation looked to surrealism, incorporating ceramics and metals to reimagine forms.

GmbH

Helmed by Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Serhat Isik, the Berlin-based brand incorporates the techno vibes that the city is famous for. The pair has been showing at Paris Fashion Week since 2016, displaying their normcore designs.

Charles Jeffrey 

With designs nothing less than daringly creative, Charles Jefferey has conquered the immersion of expression and spectacle. After sealing a spot in Dover Street Market, the East London brand is one to watch.

Eckhaus Latta

Despite the minimalistic designs, Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus find an edge in their work. After building hype with their SS17 collection, comprised of couples performing various sexual acts, Eckhaus Latta continues to produce textured knits and easy going designs, juxtaposing the tough innard of the brand.

A-Cold-Wall*

A-Cold-Wall* stands at the forefront of conceptual fashion. With an architecture inspired outlook, the London fashion house celebrates diversity within their art driven expressions.

Matthew Adams Dolan 

After traveling the world, the New York City-based designer envisioned a brand that explores volumes. His latest SS18 collection, dubbed "Mad USA", responds to the current political chaos in his home country.

Nihl 

Founder of the burgeoning brand Nihl, Neil Patrick Grotzinger, is redefining and challenging the traditional dress codes men have adhered to for decades. The designer has even gone so far as to invent the concept "effeminized masculinity” as his clothes incorporate metallic knits and jumpsuits with pearl embellishments that offer a more sensual side to men's style.

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