We’re celebrating at ODD., because out of more than 1,000 entries from over 50 countries, Y/PROJECT has been chosen as a 2016 LVMH Prize finalist.
“The LVMH Prize aims to support young fashion designers. This sponsorship initiative reflects the values of our Group: our designers single out the talent of tomorrow, and they are rewarded and supported through the development of their House. Our ambition is to nurture the vitality and creativity of the fashion world at the international level. As a leader in our sector, it is our responsibility to discover young talents and help them to develop,”
-Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton and LVMH Judge.
Every year, a jury consisting of distinguished artistic directors and executives from the LVMH Group comes together to decide the winner of this Young Fashion Designer award. This years panel includes Phoebe Philo (Céline, Creative Director), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi, Creative Director), Humberto Leon & Carol Lim (Kenzo, Creative Directors) and Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs, Creative Director), just to name a few.
“[LVMH] is anchored in a long term vision that builds on the heritage of our Houses and stimulates creativity and excellence. This model drives the success of our Group and ensures its promising future.”
-Bernard Arnault, CEO
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About the LVMH Fashion & Leather Goods Houses: Preserving an identity and roots, while at the same time constantly reinventing themselves in order to appeal to their contemporaries, has always been the “raison d’être” of the Houses in LVMH’s Fashion & Leather Goods sector. Over the years, this division has been enriched with young Houses that also allow creative talents rich with promise to express themselves. In order to guarantee a fitting environment for their exceptional products, the Houses in the Fashion & Leather Goods sector strive to master their distribution: in this way, they offer their clientèle unique purchasing experiences. Houses include: Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Kenzo, Donna Karan, Nicholas Kirkwood, and more.
About Y/PROJECT: Since 2010, Y/PROJECT has been proposing menswear that bridges a technical know-how and emotional atmospheres into a straightforward look. Culminating in architectural cuts that boast a comfortable fit, the foundation of Y/PROJECT resides and relies on transcendent versatility.
About Glenn Martens: Belgian designer Glenn Martens, an Antwerp graduate who acquired his experience with Bruno Pieters and assisted Yohan Serfaty at the launch of his label among others, has been carrying on in the spirit of Y/PROJECT since September 2013. Additionally to the menswear, Martens has spun out his late mentor’s style and introduced a full-fledged and long anticipated women’s collection. Graphic tailoring woven into structural elegance, experimentations with sculptural draping, prints and origami techniques characterize the designs of the Men and Women collections. With its transeasonal pieces, strong tailoring and unisex models, Y/PROJECT’s leitmotifs are fresh looks that are both sophisticated and urban.