And the Oscars for fashion went to: Men’s Outfits
The LVMH Awards, which are basically the biggest awards a young designer can win, are pretty good at spotting the next big thing in fashion. Marine Serre, who won in 2017, is leading the industry towards renewable fashion. Simon Porte Jacquemus, class of 2015, took the standard for celebrity dressing moments and catwalk viral moments to the next level. 2016 winner Grace Wales Bonner Adidas athletic shoe partnerships are available in virtually every downtown creative in every city on earth.
This year’s winners were announced this morning. And another indication that some of the most exciting ideas in fashion came from menswear, the jury — designers Kim Jones, Stella McCartney, Nigo, Jonathan Anderson and Silvia Venturini Fendi, among those other — vote for a trio with deep-rooted male costumes.
Take home the top prize of Steven Stokey Daley of SS Daley, famous as one of Harry Styles’ favorite brands. The runners-up (recipients of the second annual Karl Lagerfeld Award) are two Americans: Dior collaborators Eli Russel Linnetz by ERLand slow fashion expert Idris Balogun’s Winnie New York.
In an interview with Zoom after the award was announced, Linnetz and Balogun were still dealing with the fact that now they are essentially torchbearers for emerging American menswear. “At least for next year!” Linnetz said. Balogun added: “We didn’t even realize it until someone said it. It’s beautiful, because we both have very dynamic things to say, Eli from Venice Beach and I from my Nigerian heritage background through London to New York. ”
Of all the designers nominated for the award, Linnetz may have the oldest brand, in terms of pop culture perception. He captured one of last year’s Met Gala’s most memorable moments by dressed up A$AP Rocky in a evening gown and a large gown, and last month Spring 23 collection full of Dior sunscreens designed by customers with Kim Jones. In contrast, Winnie New York is still quite relevant. As of this morning, Winnie has just 9,000 followers on Instagram, and Balogun is more of an in-depth researcher and perfectionist in templating than a pop culture connoisseur. Balogun – a former member of Burberry and Tom Ford – specializes in quiet luxury: coats finished with meticulous craftsmanship details learned at his first job on Savile Row, where he worked. at the age of 14.