We are pleased to announce that designers Anna October, Hellen van Rees and Paskal have been shortlisted for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Award. Chosen from over 1,200 applicants, the winner will be selected from an industry panel which includes the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs on February 26th and 27th. As well as personal mentoring for a year from the LVMH team, the winner will receive a grant of 300,000. 

Born in Ukraine, Anna October debuted at Ukrainian Fashion Week with her SS11 collection. Soon after she showcased with Fashion Scout and since, attracted attention from top international press among the likes of Vogue and Business of Fashion, as well as being sold internationally. 

Hellen van Rees graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2012 and has since, with a standout aesthetic of tweed textures, made a name for herself. She was one of our Ones to Watch in September 2012 and has now finished her fourth collection under her label.

A womenswear designer creating garments of the sharpest quality, Julie Paskal studied architecture before launching her fashion label. Renowned for her minimalistic tendencies and innovative precision, Paskal took the Fashion Scout catwalk during the Kiev Fashion Days show this season at our Freemasons' Hall. 

All three designers will be showcasing their new collections in our Paris showroom from 27th February - 4th March.

Images: LVHM Prize press (top), courtesy of Hellen van Rees (middle).

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