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LVMH Prize Semifinalists Champion Social Issues

PARIS — Technology, the environment and social issues are among the key preoccupations of the 20 semifinalists for the LVMH Prize for Young Designers. They will be presenting their creations at a showroom during Paris Fashion Week.
“More and more young designers are concerned about their environment, both from an ecological and a social point of view,” said Delphine Arnault, the force behind the initiative and a key talent scout at family-controlled LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the parent of brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi.
“Helping others is one of the values that designers such as British candidate Bethany Williams have adopted from the beginning. I think that’s terrific. But our main focus is on creativity and how it incorporates ethical and sustainable principles,” she added.
“What I find interesting is that creativity is not separated from this search for sustainability. Designers like Spencer Phipps, with his men’s line, or Kevin Germanier, with his glamorous dresses, have integrated environmental responsibility into their brand identity,” said Arnault.
“Others are involved in innovation, such as the Korean designers behind the Kanghyuk label and their work with airbags, or Chinese designer Susan Fang and her ‘air-weave’ technique,” she said. “This is an accurate reflection of

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