The semi-finalists for the LVMH prize 2019 were announced today following a record breaking 1,700 applicants. The list includes menswear, womenswear and gender-neutral labels from 15 countries who will be competing for the €300,000 prize – and 12-month LVMH mentorship – in June.

These semi-finalists will be shortlisted into a pool of eight potential winners after presenting to 63 international fashion experts at the LVMH Paris showroom in March. Previous winners include Grace Wales Bonner, Marine Serre, and most recently, Japanese label Doublet.

See the full list of semi-finalists below including Highsnobiety favorites BODE, Paria FarzanhehKiko Kostadinov and PHIPPS.

3.PARADIS by Emeric Tchatchoua (French designer, based in Montreal).
Menswear, showing in Paris.

ANREALAGE by Kunihiko Morinaga (Japanese designer, based in Tokyo).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

BETHANY WILLIAMS by Bethany Williams (British designer, based in London).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in London.

BODE by Emily Adams Bode (American designer, based in New York).
Menswear, showing in New York.

BORAMY VIGUIER by Boramy Viguier (French designer, based in Paris).
Menswear, showing in Paris.

DURAN LANTINK by Duran Lantink (Dutch designer, based in Amsterdam).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in London.

EFTYCHIA by Eftychia Karamolegkou (Greek designer, based in London).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

GERMANIER by Kévin Germanier (Swiss designer, based in Paris).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

HED MAYNER by Hed Mayner (Israeli designer, based in Tel Aviv).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in Paris.

HU by Caroline Hu (Chinese designer, based in New York).
Womenswear, showing in New York.

KANGHYUK by Kanghyuk Choi and Sanglak Shon (South Korean designers, based in Seoul).
Menswear, showing in Paris.

KIKO KOSTADINOV by Kiko Kostadinov (Bulgarian designer, based in London).
Menswear, showing in London.

KENNETH IZE by Kenneth Izedonmwen (Nigerian designer, based in Lagos).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in Lagos.

LECAVALIER by Marie-Eve Lecavalier (Canadian designer, based in Montreal).
Womenswear, showing in Paris.

PARIA/FARZANEH by Paria Farzaneh (British designer, based in London).
Menswear, showing in London.

PHIPPS by Spencer Phipps (American designer, based in Paris).
Gender-neutral fashion, showing in Paris.

RICHARD MALONE by Richard Malone (Irish designer, based in London).
Womenswear, showing in London.

STEFAN COOKE by Stefan Cooke & Jake Burt (British designers, based in London).
Menswear, showing in London.

SUSAN FANG by Susan Fang (Chinese designer, based in London).
Womenswear, showing in Shanghai.

THEBE MAGUGU by Thebe Magugu (South African designer, based in Johannesburg).
Womenswear, showing in Johannesburg.

Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor
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