I hope you are having a good week. I wanted to write this blog post to know what you thought about the LVMH designer prize 2019. It has become a thing in the industry to ” discover” designers as much as models or creative… LVMH the world leader in luxury created 6 years ago the LVMH prize in order to discover a young designer.
Designers like Jacquemus were discovered and launched their brand from that. However, with last year Marine Serre and the two last collection, I was really confused. I said to myself I HAVE TO FOLLOW THE PRIZE THIS YEAR BECAUSE WHOA HOW DID WE ARRIVED HERE.
LVMH prize… I am so excited about those… I am trying to think really hard how to make the best graphics that can present them.
5000 applications one year of mentorship with LVMH which is awesome.
I love too much tech to do just fashion design and I like to learn every day. When I talk about learning I am of course talking about valuable knowledge.
SO THE LVMH PRIZE THIS YEAR 2019.
It is 20 designers against 5000 applications.
Then we will see the 8 finalists and how you can enter. By watching the prize you can have an idea of the type of business and level of design that you should have.
THIS IS THE LIST OF THE 20 DESIGNER: ( IT DID TAKE ME A LOT OF TIME BUT I DID A LITTLE INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.)
THOSE ARE THE 20 DESIGNERS. There is now 8 finalists that are the following:
All of the pictures and information architecture is made by me. I love it and I love to challenge myself and still be in business. #fashionandtech, as well as #beautyandtech, are my life with #uxd #ui and #ai.
Now the question really is what way LVMH can be useful for you as a young designer in the business?
There is the cash prize of 300.000 dollars which is nice and that is true. However, for any startup 300.000 dollars, today for a high turn overrate product based company such as fashion is really not a lot.
Maybe LVMH prize will not select you but the idea for you young designer to submit to the competition is a good thing and you should sign up for as many competition as you can. I did not do it and regret it today. Today I do my sauce on youtube and I like my individuality. I don’t try as hard but I do want to achieve my goal and be a creator and inventor as well as a CEO and employee. I want that multi facette. But as soon as my product is done. I will do as many trade shows and competition such as LVMH as I can.
Let’s be honest I would be so glad if I was a winner of the LVMH prize or part of the adventure. I am sure I will meet someone who will tell me I am in theLVMH prize and not you. Whatever, I am not jealous so #dontcare.
IT IS REALLY GOOD FOR YOU!
I WILL EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY IN FOUR POINTS:
IF you have a fashion startup or want to have your own brand you can
1- Network with the higher position of the industry. Like Anna Wintour, all of the successful blogger, Irman Amed from #BOF , LVMH executive ….
Even if you don’t get anything out of it those people know and have a trace that you were here or even applied online. Every year the LVMH does an open call for submission like here:
2- It is really good for you to have some cash flow as well as coverage. More important than social media and magazine that are extremely important in our industry or industries. It is critical to have the cash flow or reserves for your startup to continue to live. If you don’t get into the select club of LVMH start small and build as you go. Every night apply to grant all over the world. Call and hustle during your launch break. Or at 1 am when you are waking up at 6 Am like me with this blog.
3- Try to be sponsorize and find someone who will take you under their wings which is indispensable in this industry.
4- It is really good for you to follow it from far like I just did or as a candidate because it will help you to know what huge group and people are looking at right now. For example this year 2019 there is way more Menswear I found that I ever saw and Genderneutral. Those are detailed that tells you where and what the industry is looking at.
That is it. I wanted to show you what those creative and entrepreneur like me and you are doing. You are the entrepreneur of your own life. I wanted as well to tell you what you can do to help your business and design.
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